Scheduling an Appointment

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Bellingham Naturopathic Clinic Intake form

Bellingham Naturopathic Clinic Consent To Treat

Bellingham Naturopathic Clinic Privacy Practices

Do you take my insurance?

Dr. Steinberg is contracted and considered “in-network” with the following insurance companies: Regence, First Choice, Premera, Lifewise, United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna. Unfortunately, patients with Medicare as their primary are not covered to see a naturopath. Each insurance plan may be individualized and only cover a limited number of visits. If the policy is based out-of-State, it might not cover at all. We urge patients to call their insurance company and ask whether their plan covers a naturopath.

Dr. Jessica Ardern-Wilson is contracted and considered “in-network” with the following insurance companies: First Choice, Premera, Lifewise, Cigna, Aetna and Molina. Again, Medicare and some out-of-State plans will not cover a naturopath. We urge patients to call their insurance company and ask whether their plan covers a naturopath.

Are supplements covered by insurance?

Insurance will not reimburse for supplements. Individuals with a health savings account can use that money toward the purchase of these.

What does the doctor treat?

The doctor can act as a primary care provider, and will treat most anything a general practitioner will treat.

How long is an appointment?

New patient appointments last 60 minutes. Returning appointments range from 15-45 minutes depending upon what is being discussed.

Can the doctor write prescription medication?

A naturopath can prescribe most commonly needed medications such as antibiotics and hormones.

Do you mail supplements?

We are happy to mail supplements to you. There will be a postage fee for orders shipped.

Does your office see children?

Yes, we can see all ages.

What is the doctor’s opinion of vaccinations?

There isn’t a generic answer but depends upon a variety of factors, including health and age of the patient, that are better discussed with the doctor. This is true for childhood, shingles and flu vaccines.

Can the doctor admit me to the hospital?

A naturopath can visit you in the hospital and offer their opinion, but they are not allowed hospital privileges.

I think I have allergies. Can the doctor help me?

The doctors can help identify and alleviate symptoms of both airborne and food sensitivities. This can be done through discussion and in some cases blood tests.

Do you take Medicare?

Unfortunately, Medicare will not cover a naturopath. If you have supplementary insurance, you can call that insurance company and ask if they will cover a visit. Mostly, if Medicare doesn’t cover, then the secondary will not cover either. There are exceptions, so it is worth a call. We do offer a greatly reduced cash price for patients who pay out-of-pocket and can work with a Medicare primary care physician to order the blood tests.

Do you take Apple Health?

One of our doctors is affiliated through Molina and she is contracted as a specialist, but can see people as a primary care physician and patients do not need a referral. People with Community Health Plan can see a naturopath, but must have a referral from their primary care physician.