Functional Medicine appointments are very different from a conventional medical office appointment where insurance is accepted. Typically, insurance funded appointments allow for a few minutes of face to face time with the practitioner. With the functional medicine model, during most appointments, you can expect to spend up to an hour immersed in the discovery and education process. They discovery process is key to unlocking the door to the answers we need to get you on the road to healing; and education time builds the foundation that empowers you to become your own pilot in your journey to wellness.
To effectively offer this patient-centered focus, OHS has chosen not to accept insurance to ensure you receive the care and attention you deserve instead of restricting appointments to a few minutes. By not accepting insurance, we are able to deliver a significantly more in-depth appointment that aligns with your health goals.
It is for those reasons that OHS is a cash pay office. As we like to be upfront and clear, please note that you will be asked to pay for your appointment upon scheduling. The greatest success comes from patients who have thought about the process and are ready and willing to commit to the work (lifestyle change) that is needed to get well again.
So often I see my patients caring for others before themselves, putting their health and needs on the back burner. That is a noble characteristic. But, you can’t get well if you don’t have a healthy sense of selfishness. What is that? It is knowing (and being OK with) prioritizing what needs to be done to regain your health. It is understanding that taking car of YOU is more important than anything else, because without your health, your life spirals out of control.
Studies, and our experience over the decades, shows that patients do better and take control of their health when they’ve fully committed to themselves that they will do what is necessary to get themselves well. That entails a commitment of time, money, energy and some healthy selfishness around becoming your own healthcare pilot.
By paying your appointment and program fees upon scheduling, you cement your commitment and frame the process in strength and readiness, which further ensures achievement of your health goals. For your convenience, we accept VISA, MC and American Express or cash or check. We also offer no interest financing as well. Please contact the office for more information on our financing program.
Specialty testing is often partly covered by insurance through the individual labs. Some functional lab testing companies offer reduced fee and insurance billing options. We will be happy to discuss these options in more detail at your appointment time.
OHS is a cash pay office and doesn’t accept insurance for appointments. Payment is required when scheduling your appointment using cash or check, or Visa, MC or American Express. We also offer a no interest financing plan as well. Insurance may be used on some specialty testing.*