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Once you have scheduled your appointment with the Genetic Counseling Clinic, you will need to complete our online family history questionnaire prior to your appointment.
Completing this questionnaire allows your genetic counselor to be better prepared for your appointment and to provide you with a more accurate risk assessment.
Please complete the questionnaire to the best of your ability.
Genetic counseling is the first step toward genetic testing. Information gathered during genetic counseling helps determine if genetic testing would be helpful in your situation.
A genetic counseling session includes:
Porter Adventist Hospital attempts to bill insurance for the cost of genetic counseling appointments and verify insurance coverage prior to a scheduled appointment. Individuals whose insurance pays for genetic counseling will be responsible for any applicable co-pay. If you schedule a genetic counseling appointment, you should receive a call from the hospital prior to your appointment to explain what your cost would be. (If you would like to see if genetic counseling would be a covered benefit for you, contact your insurance company and ask if they would cover the CPT code 96040.)
Because Medicare and some insurance companies are not yet paying for genetic counseling, both Porter Adventist Hospital gives patients who pay out-of-pocket for these services a discount. Depending on the length of the appointment, individuals who self-pay will be charged approximately $40 or $80. Porter Adventist Hospital Foundation may be able to pay for these appointments if you do not have insurance.
Your test results, family history information, and evaluation notes will only be released to someone if you sign a form stating that our office can release your information to that individual or office.
Federal and state laws help protect people who undergo genetic testing against health insurance discrimination and employment discrimination. The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) is a federal law passed in 2008.
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