In order to provide a holistic approach to your health, your first office visit will take approximately 90 minutes. This provides enough time for a comprehensive review of your overall state of health, answer questions, discuss additional testing if applicable, and perform a physical exam. We will work with you to start your journey to total wellness by designing a practical yet effective individualized treatment plan. Please download the New Patient Intake Form and complete the form in advance of your appointment. Please fax the forms to our office at least 2 days before your appointment. If it is not possible to send us the form in advance of your appointment, please bring the completed forms, copies of any lab results, and other diagnostic tests with you to your first visit. If you would like to get a printed copy of the New Patient Intake Form by mail or if you have questions about the New Patient Intake Form, please call our office at 760-944-9300. We look forward to seeing you….
In your follow-up appointments, your progress will be evaluated and changes to your treatment plan will be implemented as necessary. The average follow-up consultation is 30-60 minutes.
In our continued commitment to provide the highest quality of care available to all of our patients and to have those services comfortably affordable, payments are due at the time of service. We accept payment by cash, check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).
Office Visits We do not directly bill insurance for medical services provided at Ocean Pacific Integrative Health Center. However, we can provide you with a coded claim (superbill) to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please contact your health insurance company for more detail about coverage for services provided by a “Licensed Naturopathic Physician”. Some PPO plans may provide partial to full reimbursement for services provided at our office.
Labs and Diagnostic Imaging Labs ordered through major laboratories at our office are typically covered by your insurance company if you have a PPO plan and have met your deductible. Alternative lab tests are typically not covered by insurance. However, some Alternative Labs will offer special rates for those with PPO insurance plans. Please contact our office at 760-944-9300 for more information.
High Deductible Insurance Plans
If you have high-deductible health insurance policy, you may pay a lower monthly premium which allows for part of your monthly healthcare budget for out-of-pocket expenses that are not covered by your insurance plan. Please see HSA and FSA saving accounts below for additional information. At Ocean Pacific Integrative Health Center, we offer discounted rates forroutine labs to make the cost of these labs more affordable for our patients with high deductible plans. Please see the Comprehensive Laboratory Test page for additional information. We can also provide you with coded document (superbill) which you can submit to your insurance company along with your lab bills. Depending on your policy, they may be used toward your deductible. Some of the lab companies we partner with have No-Balance-Billing guarantees, meaning you may never see the bill for the expenses that were subject to your deductible on your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statement.
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Most employers-offer high-deductible health plans combined with a tax-free Health Savings Account. If your health insurance plan is HSA compatible, you can set up an account for yourself. If you are shopping for a new plan make sure it is “HSA compatible” to cover qualified out of pocket medical expenses. Funds deposited but not withdrawn each year will carry over into the next year. Please check with IRS or your accountant for maximum pre-tax contribution to have it automatically deposited into your HSA from your paycheck. Money in your HSA can be used to pay for qualifying medical expenses which includes medical appointments, lab tests, prescribed supplements, over-the-counter products, and other medically necessary prescribed services, like therapeutic massage. Some HSAs provide a debit-type card, others require you to submit receipts and will reimburse you. You may ask us for a Letter of Medical Necessity detailing your dietary supplement prescriptions for reimbursement. Please ask your accountant to make you can benefit from an HSA account. For more information, please visit IRS website: (http://www.irs.gov/publications/p969/).
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts are much like HSAs except you are at risk of losing your contributions by the end of the year. For this account, you have to estimate your out-of-pocket healthcare cost to make sure you can take full advantage of this plan. If you reach the end of the year and haven’t spent your set-aside funds, we can help you determine if there are pro-active steps you could take to take full advantage of your FSA plan. For more information, please visit IRS website: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p969/ar02.html
The statements made on our websites have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). The information provided by this website is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with your physician, and should not be construed as individual medical advice. Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.