Financial Policy

At Northwest Gastroenterology and Northwest Endoscopy, we are committed to providing you with the best possible care from the moment you schedule your first visit with us. Part of our commitment is helping you understand your financial responsibility as our patient. We have developed a Patient Care Agreement to assist in explaining these responsibilities. As part of the Balance Billing Protection Act, we are providing you with your rights.

If you have any questions about the information presented here or want to discuss a financial issue with us, please call our billing office at 360-734-1420, option 5.

If you have Medical Insurance

  • See our Insurance Accepted (below) for a complete list, or call us to make sure we accept your insurance.
  • It is your responsibility as our patient to provide accurate and current information at the time of service so that we may bill your insurance.
  • Co-pays and account balances are payable at the time of your appointment. Your insurance coverage is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Financial responsibility rests with the patient for deductibles, co-insurance and non-covered services.

If you do not have Medical Insurance

  • A self-payment discount is applied to office and procedure charges after you receive services, so be sure to state that you will be self-paying for services.
  • All of our financial policies, including missed appointment fees, still apply to patients without insurance. More information about your right to receive a good faith estimate of expected charges can be found here.
  • We offer flexible payment options and are happy to assist you. You can contact our billing office at 360-734-1420, option 5, with any questions.
  • Financial Assistance may be available when payment cannot be obtained through all other available financial resources. The policy can be viewed here. Download the application form and return it to: Billing
    Northwest Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
    3111 Woburn St, Suite 201
    Bellingham WA 98226

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • CHPW
  • Cigna/GreatWest
  • First Choice
  • Kaiser
  • HealthNet
  • HMA
  • KPS
  • Lifewise
  • L&I (Washington State)
  • MedAdvantage plans
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare of Washington
  • Premera
  • Provider One
  • Regence
  • Tribal Health
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Veterans Choice

If you do not see your insurance plan listed here, please call our billing office at (360) 734-1420, option 5.