We are doing what we can to try to improve accessibility to naturopathic services, as I believe an integrative approach to be an essential component to any health care plan.
We’ve come up with a few ideas that we think will make a difference and we welcome your feedback as well as any ideas you might have.
1. Weekend appointment times
I understand that life is busy and not everyone can take time away from family or work to get to appointments. We are now offering Saturday appointments to make scheduling a little bit easier.
2. Direct Billing
Did you know that most insurance carriers offer extended health care benefits that cover naturopathic services? We are now able to direct bill most of these companies. Depending on your coverage, the entire visit fee could be covered and most plans allow for several visits per year!
3. Practice makes perfect
Health care professionals require a certain number of patient contacts prior to graduating and licensing. We think it’s a perfect match to connect students with patients who could benefit from the services and are able to offer such services at reduced rates or sometimes even by donation. We are currently offering Healing Touch sessions, by donation, on Tuesdays. Please call to schedule an appointment or for more information.
*If you are a student who would like to benefit from this opportunity, please contact us.
4. Charitable Status
It’s a long process but we’ve begun working towards charitable status which would allow us to accept donations and provide tax receipts. These donations will go directly to patients in need of financial assistance for reoccurring naturopathic treatments. In the mean-time, we will keep you updated about our fundraising initiatives. It feels good to give!
5. Skype and email appointments
I will continue to offer free email check-ins and answers to questions for existing patients. I am also happy to offer Skype visits for those who are not well enough to travel or for whom the travel costs are prohibitive.
6. Pay What You Can (for those who qualify)
If you do not have insurance coverage and cannot afford to pay the full visit fee, please call the office to discuss our Pay-What-You-Can option. You will not be turned away.
More is naturally possible!
Dr. Melissa Blake, ND