At your first visit for any unsightly, long or painful and thick toenail, insurance will typically cover the office visit as well as the biopsy that is done to confirm (or deny) that you have a fungal infection in the nail. In most cases, insurance does not cover routine trimming of the nails if they are simply fungal or too thick to cut. There are some exceptions to this rule including patients with poor blood flow to their feet (peripheral vascular disease) and nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) which puts them at risk for other complications. However we understand that many patients can not trim these thick nails on their own and doctors can still trim the nails for you for an 'out-of-pocket' cost. To know if you qualify, a comprehensive foot exam is performed by your podiatrist to assess your risk level.
- Posted on 12/17/2018Baby, It's Cold Outside: Time to Beat that Toenail Fungus!
- Posted on 10/30/2017Why do I get more ingrown toenails in the winter time?
- Posted on 09/20/2016Why do you want to take my toenail off!?!
- Posted on 03/08/2020 Everything You Wanted To Know About Ingrown Toenails
- Posted on 02/05/2020 This is What Your Toenail Color Could be Concealing
- Posted on 09/11/2019 Here’s What You Need to Know About Toenail Fungus