The following general practice doctor in Mill Valley is still accepting new patients (and other au pairs have gone to and liked the doctors and nurses in this practice) and is on the Au Pair Aetna Open Choice insurance plan:
Dr. Curtis Robinson
619 E Blithedale Ave # A (on the corner of E. Blithedale and Camino Alto)
Mill Valley, CA 94941
For Annual OB/Gyn exams (and birth control) there is a free/low cost service at Planned Parenthood in San Rafael:
2 H Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Web site: www.ppgg.org
(you can schedule an appointment on their website)
To find other doctors and specialists:
Go to http://www.aetna.com/docfind/custom/erika/ (also on the Helpful Links on the bottom of the righthand side of this website).
Put in your zip code and select Aetna Standard Plans and Open Choice PPO Plan Aetna PPO is your insurance plan so when you call a doctor to find out if they take your insurance, that is the plan name you need to give them, not “Erika”.
By looking under “Provider details” you will be able to see if they are accepting new patients or not. These doctors were found under the “General Practice” specialty. You can also check under “FamilyPractice” if you want to see someone about a general illness, or you can choose a specialty if you have a specific problem. If you need to file a claim with your insurance you can find instructions on the back of your Erika card and claim forms are located on your Cultural Care extranet account. You will have to pay for prescriptions and file a form to get reinbursed. You can also email or call Erika if you find you are having problems with your insurance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 1-800-847-3948.
Dental work is not covered by the basic au pair insurance (and only up to $200 for the extended insurance).
A low cost option is Marin County Dental Services. The number is 415-473-5450 (For example a filling is only $35). There is a Dental School in SF that also has low cost exams and treatments: 415-476-1891 See: http://dentistry.ucsf.edu/patients/patients_main.html for more info.
If you can’t get in there, Dr. Gavros (435-3111) is a former host mom and dentist in Tiburon and can likely fit you in.