Patient Information

Insurance and Billing

We accept the following major insurance types and most insurance carriers with out-of-network benefits:

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield (including BCBS Federal, BluePlus and BlueLink)
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare Minnesota
  • United HealthCare

The initial consultation and diagnostic ultrasound examinations are usually covered benefits with most insurance. Vein procedures are covered if they are deemed medically necessary. Most insurance types require prior authorization of vein procedures. Minnesota Vein Center will submit the necessary documentation for prior authorization and coverage of vein procedures if the requirement of medical necessity is met.

Medical necessity requirements vary by the individual policy, but in general the varicose veins or venous disease must cause symptoms that interfere with daily activities or work. In most cases, insurance companies require that conservative treatment have been tried for several weeks. Conservative treatment may include compression stockings, leg elevation exercise, weight loss, NSAIDS or other medication and hot/cold packs.

Treatment for spider veins is generally considered a cosmetic procedure by all insurance companies. As a result, we do not bill insurance for cosmetic spider vein treatments and require payment at the time of service.

Billing Information

If we are contracted with your insurance company, you will be responsible for co-payments at office visits. If you have a large deductible, you may be requested to pay a portion of the treatment fee at the time of service. Payment plans may be discussed and arranged with our Billing Office (1-866-883-4392). As a courtesy, Minnesota Vein Center can check on your insurance benefits and give you an estimate of your share of cost. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to know your insurance benefits.


We accept payments by cash, check or credit cards (VISA, Mastercard or Discover). We also accept Care Credit, for more info visit