GetzWell Personalized Pediatrics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Click on our frequently asked questions below to learn more about GetzWell Personalized Pediatrics and our unique approach to your child’s health and wellness.

San Francisco Pediatricians
GetzWell Pediatrics is San Francisco's premier primary care practice providing thoughtful, progressive medical care. We work diligently to provide a patient experience that is very personal and tailored to your family.
 
Our highly trained staff is unhurried, listens to you and focuses on your child's unique needs.
 
We offer longer visits, 24/7 physician access, customized treatment plans, counseling for healthy lifestyles, a state-of-the-art office and other customized services including nutrition counseling and lactation expertise for nursing mothers.
 
This contrasts with most other pediatric and family practices where each doctor routinely sees over 20 patients per day. In such high volume practices, the typical office visit lasts about 12 minutes, the national average. We never rush, spending 3-4 times the national average during appointments - a busy day for us would be 6-8 patients.
 
Our approach combines the best of conventional and complementary medicine, addressing not only physical symptoms but also psychological, social, environmental, and developmental aspects of health and illness. Guided by the latest science, we believe in stimulating the innate human capacity for healing, all the while teaming with parents to provide safe and effective choices for your child's care.
 
We love it, our patients love it, and we think you will too.

No. Note that the average solo pediatrician has over 2000 patients and sees as many as 25 patients per day. In contrast, an average day for one of our GetzWell providers is 5-7 patients. We have made a conscious decision to limit our practice size because our primary goal is to offer the highest quality medical care to our patients. 

For members only, we provide an after hours phone number which will connect you directly with one of our skilled providers. This eliminates phone trees, answering services, and impersonal nurse triage systems.
 
Because we know our patients well and calls are answered by one of our own professionals, we rarely send children to urgent care centers or emergency rooms, which is usually what happens when impersonal triage systems are involved and is typical in insurance based practices. We think this is smart medicine and will save you money in the long run.

It's your chance to sit down one-on-one with a provider and dive deeper into what makes GetzWell Pediatrics unique. During this 30-minute session, you'll have the opportunity to learn about our practice, our unique approach to pediatric care, our appointments, and our membership model. After your visit, we take a copy of your insurance card so we can call your insurance carrier and help you better understand how your coverage applies to GetzWell. We will also send you a follow-up email with pricing information so you get a sense of your costs before insurance reimbursement. While we can't control or guarantee your reimbursement level, we are here to guide you through this process, and should you join our practice, we provide super bills that you can submit to your carrier for reimbursement.

We are not contracted with any insurance carrier, so all reimbursements will be on an out-of-network basis. After your Meet & Greet, we take a copy of your insurance card so we can call your insurance carrier and help you better understand how your coverage applies to GetzWell. We will also send you a follow-up email with pricing information so you get a sense of your costs before insurance reimbursement. While we can't control or guarantee your reimbursement level, we are here to guide you through this process, and should you join our practice, we provide super bills that you can submit to your carrier for reimbursement.

Insurance is complicated. Once you schedule a meet and greet, we conduct a thorough review of your insurance to help you understand your reimbursement. Learn more about why GetzWell's unique approach requires us to be out-of-network

To offer you the highest quality and personalized care, we had to make the decision to become a membership-based practice. What does this mean for you?
 
What does GetzWell Pediatrics Cost? We have two membership types. Our Basic Members pay for services after every visit and choose to pay membership on a monthly or annual basis.
 
However, if you prefer an all-inclusive package, our Concierge Members pay a single annual fee which covers all visits including vaccines for your child.
 
All membership fees depend on the age of your child and home visits are available for an additional fee. (See table below)
 

TypeAgeMonthly PriceAnnual Price (prepaid)
Basic0-4$45$450
 5+$29$290
 
Concierge0-2n/a$12,000
 3-4n/a$8,000
 5+n/a$5,000
 
Concierge w/ Home Visits*0-2n/a$14,000
 3-4n/a$10,000
 5+n/a$7,000

*Only applicable within San Francisco city boundaries. If you live outside of San Francisco, please contact the front office.
 
Please note that all of our memberships include what makes GetzWell unique:

 

  1. High-quality personalized pediatric care and wellness
  2. A holistic pediatric approach - caring not only for the body but also the emotional, social, developmental and environmental aspects of health and illness
  3. Addressing root causes, not just symptoms
  4. Extra-long appointments
  5. Same day appointments
  6. Minimal wait time
  7. 24/7 provider access (no call centers - ever!)
  8. Discounted nutritional supplements

YES!!! We offer discounts for our services based on your income. Please call us and ask to speak to our Practice Manager, Blake Schaeffer to learn more.

In general, PPO insurance covers the cost of lab tests and other studies. Insurance is complicated. Once you schedule a meet and greet with GetzWell Pediatrics, we conduct a thorough review of your insurance to help you understand your reimbursement. Learn more about our unique approach to pediatrics, why we don't contract with insurance companies and why we are out-of-network

GetzWell is an affiliate of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. However, we also may make referrals to specialists at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC-Sutter), and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. 

GetzWell Pediatrics works with many of the Bay Area's finest hospitals. If your child needs hospitalization, we will comanage hospital care and/or maintain contact with your hospital team. Upon discharge, we provide seamless follow up.
 
The providers at GetzWell Pediatrics will arrange for pediatric specialty care if it is needed. We have relationships with pediatric specialists at all the major hospitals in the area: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, CPMC Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

At GetzWell Pediatrics we offer preconception care because we believe your infant's care begins long before your child is born. The environment of the womb is just as important as the family and world your child enters at birth. This is supported by an entire field of study called epigenetics. We want to help you positively impact your child's long-term health by discussing how you can reduce exposure to environmental toxins and by providing cutting-edge nutritional advice before and during pregnancy. We are experienced in helping women to achieve the highest level of nutritional health and well-being and are available to educate, guide, and motivate mothers, children, and the entire family. 

GetzWell Pediatrics has two San Francisco, California, office locations. GetzWell is located at:
1800 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123 and 1701 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131

GetzWell Pediatrics is San Francisco’s premier primary care practice providing thoughtful, progressive medical care. We work diligently to provide a patient experience that is very personal and tailored to your family.

Our highly trained staff is unhurried, listens to you and focuses on your child’s unique needs. 

We offer longer visits, 24/7 physician access, customized treatment plans, counseling for healthy lifestyles, a state of the art office and other customized services including nutrition counseling and lactation expertise for nursing mothers. 

This contrasts with most other pediatric and family practices where each doctor routinely sees over 20 patients per day. In such high volume practices, the typical office visit lasts about 12 minutes, the national average. We never rush, spending 3-4 times the national average during appointments – a busy day for us would be 6-8 patients.

Our approach combines the best of conventional and complementary medicine, addressing not only physical symptoms but also psychological, social, environmental, and developmental aspects of health and illness. Guided by the latest science, we believe in stimulating the innate human capacity for healing, all the while teaming with parents to provide safe and effective choices for your child’s care.

We love it, our patients love it, and we think you will too.

GetzWell is an affiliate of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. However, we also may make referrals to specialists at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC-Sutter), and Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

At GetzWell Pediatrics we offer preconception care because we believe your infant’s care begins long before your child is born. The environment of the womb is just as important as the family and world your child enters at birth. This is supported by an entire field of study called epigenetics. We want to help you positively impact your child’s long-term health by discussing how you can reduce exposure to environmental toxins and by providing cutting edge nutritional advice before and during pregnancy. We are experienced in helping women to achieve the highest level of nutritional health and well-being and are available to educate, guide and motivate mothers, children, and the entire family.

Insurance is complicated. Once you schedule a meet and greet, we conduct a thorough review of your insurance to help you understand your reimbursement. Learn more about why GetzWell’s unique approach requires us to be out-of-network.

No. Note that the average solo pediatrician has over 2000 patients and sees as many as 25 patients per day. In contrast, an average day for one of our GetzWell providers is 5-7 patients. We have made a conscious decision to limit our practice size because our primary goal is to offer the highest quality medical care to our patients. 

To offer you the highest quality and personalized care, we had to make the decision to become a membership-based practice. What does this mean for you?

What does GetzWell Pediatrics cost? We have two membership types. Our Basic Members pay for services after every visit and choose to pay membership on a monthly or annual basis.

However, if you prefer an all-inclusive package, our Concierge Members pay a one-time fee each year which covers all visits including vaccines for your child.

All membership fees depend on the age of your child and home visits are available for an additional fee.

See table below: 

TypeAgeMonthly PriceAnnual Price (prepaid)
Basic0-4$45$450
 5+$29$290
    
Concierge0-2NA$12,000
 3 – 4NA$8,000
 5+NA$5,000
    
Concierge w/Home visits*0-2NA$14,000
 3 – 4NA$10,000
 5+NA$7,000

*Only applicable within San Francisco city boundaries. If you live outside of San Francisco, please contact the front office.

Please note that all of our memberships include what makes GetzWell unique:

  1. High-quality personalized pediatric care and wellness
  2. A holistic pediatric approach – caring not only for the body but also the emotional, social, developmental and environmental aspects of health and illness
  3. Addressing root causes, not just symptoms
  4. Extra-long appointments
  5. Same day appointments
  6. Minimal wait time
  7. 24/7 provider access (no call centers – ever!)
  8. Discounted nutritional supplements

In general, PPO insurance covers the cost of lab tests and other studies. Insurance is complicated. Once you schedule a meet and greet with GetzWell Pediatrics, we conduct a thorough review of your insurance to help you understand your reimbursement. Learn more about our unique approach to pediatrics, why we don’t contract with insurance companies and why we are out-of-network.

GetzWell Pediatrics works with many of the Bay Area’s finest hospitals. If your child needs hospitalization, we will comanage hospital care and/or maintain contact with your hospital team. Upon discharge, we provide seamless follow up.

The providers at GetzWell Pediatrics will arrange for pediatric specialty care if it is needed. We have relationships with pediatric specialists at all the major hospitals in the area: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, CPMC Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

For members only, we provide an after hours phone number which will connect you directly with one of our skilled providers. This eliminates phone trees, answering services, and impersonal nurse triage systems.

Because we know our patients well and calls are answered by one of our own professionals, we rarely send children to urgent care centers or emergency rooms, which is usually what happens when impersonal triage systems are involved and is typical in insurance based practices. We think this is smart medicine and will save you money in the long run.

GetzWell Pediatrics has two San Francisco, California, office locations. GetzWell is located at:

1800 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123 and

1701 Church St, San Francisco, California 94131

GetzWell's approach combines the best of conventional and complementary medicine, addressing not only physical symptoms but also psychological, social, environmental, and developmental aspects of health and illness.

Still have questions?

We want to give you the best care available. If you have questions that weren't answered in our frequently asked questions here, please contact us.