We’re excited to announce we’ve merged with Grossmont Dermatology



Coastal Skin and Eye Institute accepts most major health insurance plans, but it is the patient’s responsibility to call the health plan and verify that Coastal Skin and Eye Institute is an in-network provider for your particular plan. Even if your insurance is listed below, it may not cover all of our services. Please use our Tax ID number when verifying with your medical insurance plan: 33-0211960 Please use our practice name when verifying with your vision plan: Coastal Skin and Eye Institute

Coastal Skin and Eye Institute accepts most major PPO plans. We are not contracted with any HMO or Sharp/Kaiser insurance plans. Accepted PPO plans, but not limited to:

Anthem Blue Cross – PPO, Anthem Medicare Advantage Plan PPO

  • No Covered California Plans, Mirrored plans of Covered California, HMO, TONIK, Select PPO and Scripps

Aetna – POS Plans, Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan PPO

Blue Shield – PPO

  • No Covered California Plans, Mirrored plans of Covered California, Tandem PPO plans

Cigna – PPO, Multi-Plan PPO

  • No Oscar Covered California Plans
  • Kira Tellache, PA-C is not in network with Cigna Multi-Plan PPO

First Health – PPO

Guardian – PPO


Health Net – PPO

  • No Covered California Plans

Humana – PPO

Medicare Part B (no HMO’s as a secondary insurance)

  • We will bill Medi-caid, Molina Healthcare, and Community Health Group if you have this as a secondary insurance to Medicare (cannot be an HMO plan)

Tricare – Tricare Select, Tricare Standard, and Tricare West

  • No Tricare Prime
  • Dr. Derek Nickerson not in network with Tricare Select and Tricare West

Veterans Affairs (VA plans)

  • Must have authorization sent from the VA before scheduling an appointment. Your primary care physician initiates the authorization.
  • Only Dr. Christopher Crosby and Dr. Shinko Lin are in network

United Health Care – PPO, United Health Care Medicare Advantage Plan

Vision Insurance Plans

  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed (please contact the office to see if your specific eyemed plan is in network)

Coastal Skin & Eye Institute/Grossmont Dermatology