Frequently Asked Questions about The Center for Asthma & Allergy

Q: What insurances do you accept?
A:  We accept most major health plans. Please ask us to confirm when you make an appointment.

Q:  How soon can I get an appointment?
A:  Most new patients can be accommodated within 7-10 days. We can see urgent cases sooner by request.

Q:  How long does the first visit last?
A:  At the Center for Asthma & Allergy, your time is important.  But it’s also important that we give you the most thorough attention during your visit.  If your care requires tests (skin tests, breathing tests or similar), the visit may last for 1.5 to 2 hours. We ask that you bring the completed New Patient Forms with you, so that we can help you as quickly and easily as possible.

Q:  How much can a visit cost if I do not have insurance?
A:  At the Center for Asthma & Allergy, the fees are affordable for patients without health insurance. The cost is determined by the services required. We accept cash, checks, and all major credit and debit cards for your convenience. Payment plans can be arranged.

Q:  Do I need a referral to come and see you?
A: Patients without health insurance DO NOT need a referral. Most patients with freedom to see a specialist in their plan DO NOT need a referral. However, patients with HMOs will need a referral from their primary care physicians. Please check with your insurance company.

Dr. Shah can answer all of your asthma or allergy questions and help alleviate the suffering caused by symptoms of allergy and asthma in both adults and children. The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, Long Island, New York has proudly served Suffolk County for over a decade and is always welcoming new patients.  Please contact Dr. Shah’s office at (631) 446-1436 or (631) 395-5464 for a consultation to discuss all of your symptoms with our world class allergy & asthma specialist.


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