Let's talk about cost... {and why I don't accept insurance}

The Investment in Your Health

This is the number one question I get from patients and potential patients: How much will this cost me?

I get it.

Everyone is on a budget. And when different tests and/or supplements are recommended, the cost begins adding up and it is enough to make you want to curl up into the fetal position!!

But, let me ask you this: When you think of living the rest of your life dictated by your chronic pain and fatigue or your child’s tantrums, inability to handle different sensory environments, constipation, sleepless nights, irritability etc, how much are you willing to pay to change all of that?

Or let me put it this way: How much life will that cost you? How much money are you saving when you are actually missing out on the things that really matter in life?

When we were in survival mode with our children (literally walking on eggshells in between the next tantrum) I would have paid ANYTHING if I knew that it would help my child thrive. We were desperate for something to help our child. So we paid the money for the expensive doctors visit, the supplements and the tests and it was entirely worth it. The tests that we ran gave us clues into what was going on inside my sons body that caused the outward symptoms and dysfunction. They gave us direction and a hope that things would get better. And they did get better.

Now, our children are thriving. Those difficult days are things of the past. Sure, they still drive us crazy… because… they are kids. BUT, if you asked me if I would do it all over again, I would tell you it was worth every dime.

So, I challenge you to not think of this as a cost, but as an investment in your health and your families health and happiness.

Now, lets talk about why I do not accept insurance.

The number one reason is time. The time I spend with you, the patient. The amount of time I am able to talk to you, ask questions about you or your loved ones health history which allows me to pinpoint key pieces of the puzzle. The amount of time I am able to spend educating you on how and why these approaches are so important for your body. The amount of time I spend going over the treatment plan and answering any questions or concerns you may have.

An initial consultation lasts 2 hours and a follow up visit lasts from 1 - 1.5 hours. If I were to bill insurance, I would only be able to spend roughly 15 minutes with you {because insurance only reimburses in 15 minute increments - AND I would likely be spending the other 45 minutes on the phone negotiating rates/getting visits approved etc.} which would mean the likelihood for misdiagnosis increases. This is because I will not have the time to listen to your story, ask important questions, explain to you how the body truly works and answer any questions you may have about my recommendations. It is a proven fact that when patients do not feel heard or supported by their provider, then they have a poorer outcome. I am committed to the success of my patients and I want to see each of them achieve optimal wellness.

I fully acknowledge that this is an investment. It's an investment in your time, your money and resources. I take this very seriously.  Now, let me ask: what is true health really worth to you?

Sarah Campbell