Pediatrician Bennington, VT
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff works hard to make your visits to our office as smooth as possible. We’ve provided helpful information about our office on this page, including directions, hours, appointments, insurance acceptance, payment options and financing.
Green Mountain Pediatrics
901 Main Street Suite 1
Bennington, VT 05201
|Monday:||08:15 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||08:15 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Thursday:||08:15 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Friday:||08:15 AM - 04:00 PM|
Dr. Orton is available 24/7 for urgent medical needs and will work with you to arrange the optimal time and place if a medical visit is needed outside of regular office hours. Same day appointments during regular office hours are guaranteed by calling in the morning.
Office appointments are made in advance. We limit one family to two appointments at one time for ill visits. We ask that separate appointments be made for well visits except in unusual circumstances. With separate appointments, the physician can better provide comprehensive attention for each child.
There will be a $25.00 charge per well appointment not cancelled within three (3) business days. There is an extra fee (not always payable by insurance) for appointments on Federal and State Holidays as well as weekends. Changes in address, telephone, insurance information as well as any copayment must be presented at each office visit at check-in .
Insurance and Billing
The patient’s family is responsible for the bill. Please call the patient representative for you insurance company if you have questions about copays, deductibles, and rejections. Your insurance contract is between you and the insurance company, not the physician.
We submit to the following insurance: Aetna, Cigna, Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP), Comprehensive Benefits Administrators (CBA), Great West Healthcare, Harvard Pilgrim, Medi-Share, Mohawk Valley Plan (MVP), Tricare (CHAMPUS), Tufts, United Health Care, Vermont Blue Cross (includes submission to other state BC plans), Vermont Medicaid (Green Mountain Care, Dr. Dynasaur, PC Plus, and AIM).
We need a current copy of the insurance card on file, with a policy number and address to send claims. If there are changes with your insurance, please notify us at the time of the appointment.
Those patients with other insurance plans will be given a statement suitable for their submission to the insurance company. The patients with other insurance plans need to pay for treatment at each visit.
We provide insurance filing as a benefit to patients, but ultimately the charges incurred are the family’s responsibility. If there is no response from the insurance company, the patient will receive a bill for the total amount owed. Payment should be sent to Green Mountain Pediatrics, P.C. It will be the family’s responsibility to follow up with the insurance company to get the claim paid. If payment from the insurance company is received following patient payment, a refund will be sent to the patient. If the insurance company sends only partial payment, the family is responsible and will be billed for the balance. Payment should be sent promptly after receiving the bill to avoid interest charges (12% per year compounded monthly). Billing is done on a 30-day cycle. Please take into account transit time by mail to avoid penalties.
Payment Options / Office Charges
We accept cash, check, and credit cards (Mastercard, Visa). Payment in full is expected if we are not a provider for your particular insurance. Discuss any questions about fees with the Office Manager at the time of service. Payment is mandatory at the time of service. Copays must be paid before your office visit. The guardian with the patient is responsible for payment of the copay. Cash, checks, and credit cards (MC/Visa) are accepted. No bills larger than $20 are accepted. Credit is only extended to those with insurance for which we are providers.
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont
Dr. Orton has admitting priviledges for newborn and pediatric care