What does the membership fee cover?
The fee covers the highest quality primary care through your designated office visits per month, annual physical exams as part of your monthly office visit access, in-office testing, treatment of acute illness and virtually unlimited access to your Provider via telemedicine, patient portal or phone.
Can I contact my Functional Wellness healthcare provider hours?
Yes, It is what a collaborative relationship is about. After normal office hours our members can directly call their provider for urgent or emergent issues.
Will I see a doctor or nurse?
At Functional Wellness, all of your care is provided by board-certified nurse practitioners. Nurse practitioners are able to diagnose acute and chronic illnesses, prescribe medication, and provide treatment for common health complaints.
Better yet, nurse practitioners are experts in health education and prevention, concerned with the well-being of the whole person rather than merely focusing on the disease process in absence of the bigger picture.
Can I use my insurance?
Functional Wellness Clinic and Consultation does not accept insurance. The high quality of care provided by Functional Wellness is simply not possible within the traditional model of insurance-based care. If you do have insurance, you can use this to pay for medications, labs, and radiology ordered by a Functional Wellness Clinic and Consultation provider.
As a patient of Functional Wellness Clinic and Consultation, will I still need health insurance?
We unequivocally recommend that you carry insurance or health sharing coverage.
Functional Wellness Clinic and Consultation does not replace insurance, and ideally we encourage our patients to carry a health sharing plan or a high deductible/major medical plan with a health savings account. This ensures financial help should hospitalization or referral to a specialist be necessary, but offers the potential for huge overall savings when combined with our discounted prices.
You should consult with your insurance provider to help you find a plan that works best with our medical model and that will meet your specific needs.
What happens if I need to go to a hospital or see a specialist?
In the instances where those types of care are required, we will refer you to the right hospital or specialist.
In some cases, depending on the level of care and the sorts of expertise required, we may rely on those specialized caregivers to manage your treatment.
Does Functional Wellness Clinic and Consultation see patients of all ages?
No, we are currently only seeing patients 18 years of age and older.
What if I need medical attention when I’m away from home?
Dependent entirely upon circumstances many conditions can be treated via telemedicine.
Many Healthcare systems charge more for telemedicine with a provider who doesn’t know you – at Functional Wellness Clinic and Consultation, you get telemedicine with your provider at no additional cost as part of your monthly membership.
When do I pay additional fees for non-covered labs and procedures?
Charges can be added and applied to your preferred method of payment on file should those services be rendered to you.
If I have Medicare, can I join as a patient?
Certainly. However, just like with traditional insurance companies, we work for you. Thus, your monthly membership fee cannot be submitted to Medicare for reimbursement. You may need to sign a waiver that declares that neither you nor Functional Wellness Clinic and Consultation will directly bill Medicare for your membership fee with our practice. You can still use Medicare for specialists, labs, medications and services outside of our practice.
Medicare and Medicare supplemental insurance will still cover medical costs that you incur outside of Functional Wellness Clinic and Consultation. For example, prescriptions that you fill at an outside pharmacy, labs run at an outside lab, hospital charges, physical therapy, x-rays and scans, just to name a few, should be covered at their usual rate. You do not lose your Medicare coverage for other medical needs just because you are a patient of Functional Wellness Clinic and Consultation.
Can I save on insurance costs by being a patient with Functional Wellness Clinic and Consultation?
Being a patient at Functional Wellness Clinic and Consultation, your membership covers your office visits at our practice, many in-office tests, and procedures without copays or hidden charges. You may find it worthwhile to change your selected high priced health coverage to a low cost basic health insurance plan or health share plan to potentially save money.