Does Insurance Cover Varicose Vein Treatment?

varicose veins covered by insurance

If you’re considering having your varicose veins treated and have health insurance, you’re probably wondering if it will cover varicose vein treatment. In many instances, varicose vein treatment is covered. However, the individual being treated must meet some criteria in order to qualify for coverage.

Jean Chapman, M.D., is a board-certified vein specialist. Her preferred treatment for varicose veins is EVLA or Endovenous Laser Ablation. This outpatient procedure is the preferred treatment for saphenous reflux because of shorter recovery and less pain compared with removing the vein.
Please note that individual coverage may vary by policy, so it’s always best to check with your carrier to verify eligibility for varicose vein treatment coverage. You can find this information in your policy documents, by calling your insurance company, or by having Dr. Chapman do a pre-authorization to determine what amount of the treatment will be covered.

What Treatments are Not Covered?

Most all cosmetic treatments are not covered by insurance. Treatment of spider veins or any treatment deemed cosmetic—not medically necessary as determined by the criteria above—are not covered by most health insurance.

Each patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.