Why Memberships? 1-2-3
1.) AFFORDABLE: Insurance cutbacks, higher deductibles, and higher co-pays prevent people from getting the chiropractic adjustments that they need. With an average adjustment being around $45, that can really add up, especially for a family. Also it can be difficult for a person to pay the start up cost, between $50-$300, another deterrent from starting chiropractic care.
At Healing Touch Family Chiropractic there is NO start up cost. The first adjustment is always at the special introductory rate of $39.00. After that if you want to add regular chiropractic adjustments to your healthy lifestyle, monthly memberships start at $99 a month.
2.) CONVENIENT: Most people don't have 30 minutes or more a week to go to the chiropractor and wait...usually the first visit is at least an hour. With the busy lifestyles of most families and individuals today, making an appointment and being on time can be challenging and actually add more stress to the day.
There is no lengthy initial visit at Healing Touch Family Chiropractic, it takes about 10 minutes. Walk in during office hours, and you will be seen right away! Adjustments are straight forward, taking approximately 5 minutes.
3.) A BETTER LIFE: Do you want to have an increased sense of well-being now and into the future? Dr. Jen knows from 10 years of experience (being under chiropractic care herself at a young age) that REGULAR chiropractic care (at least once a week), especially starting at a young age, is what allows a person to express their MAXIMUM health potential. Getting "cracked" only when symptoms occur just temporarily treats them. Dr. Jen focuses on the CAUSE of the person's dis-function allowing the body to heal itself and then express it's full power from the inside out!
How does Membership work?
-Healing Touch Family Chiropractic offers month to month and monthly auto-debit memberships for individuals, couples and families.
-The fees for memberships are for full access to our office, which includes; consultation, and up to 12 chiropractic checks per month. The membership is not an insurance program. Members understand that no insurance will be billed or submitted by either our office or the member themselves (see below).
-Memberships are meant to provide non-therapeutic chiropractic spinal care, without regard to symptoms or conditions. Medicare and other 3rd party insurance do not cover or support wellness/maintenance care.
Memberships for Individuals
Individual Practice Membership (6 months) $99.00 per month (BEST VALUE)
Month to month Individual Plan $159.00 per month
Memberships for Couples and Families*
Family Practice Membership (6 months) $159.00 per month (BEST VALUE)
Month to month Family Plan $219.00 per month
1) These low prices are only possible because we keep our overhead low and most payments are automated, using auto debit.
2) Flex spending (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are allowed for any payment option.
Pay Per Visit Option
We realize the Membership is not for everyone, so if you’d rather pay “per-visit”, we will happily take care of you whenever you wish, and you’ll still pay a lower price than just about anywhere else. Our pay-per-visit fee is $30.00.
What if I have insurance?
No insurance is needed in our office. Living the Chiropractic lifestyle provides health assurance, so you can use your insurance for crisis/emergency care.
How can we offer care at such a low monthly fee?
By setting up auto-debit payments and reducing the amount of time and energy in the office performing tasks like; taking payments, verifying insurance support, billing insurance, data entry of insurance information, following up when insurance doesn’t pay etc, to name a few.
Principled chiropractors, like Dr. Jen, specifically adjust the spine for one purpose only and that is to remove nerve interference which causes the body to function abnormally. When the vertebrae in the spine are in proper alignment the spinal nerves have a better chance of allowing communication between the brain (the master controller) and the body. Better body function = better expression of health, increasing the sense of ease and well-being.
*Family Plans in our office cover parents and children under the age of 18.
Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information
This notice describes how chiropractic and medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
Uses and Disclosures
Here are some examples of how we might have to use or disclose your health care information:
1) Your chiropractor or a staff member may have to disclose your health information, including all of your clinical records, to another health care provider or a hospital, if it is necessary to refer you to them for diagnosis, assessment, or treatment of your health condition.
2) Our staff may have to disclose your examination and treatment records, and your billing records to another party, such as, an employer, if they are potentially responsible for the payment of your services.
3) Your chiropractor and members of the staff may need to use your health information, examination and treatment records, and your billing records for quality control purposes or for other administrative purposes, to efficiently and effectively run our practice.
4) Your chiropractor and members of the practice staff may need to use your name, address, phone number, and your clinical records to contact you to provide appointment reminders, information about treatment alternatives, or other health related information that may be of interest to you. 164.520 (b)(1)(iii)(A). If you are not at home to receive an appointment reminder, a message will be left on your answering machine.
You have the right to refuse to give us authorization to contact you to provide appointment reminders, information about treatment alternatives, or other health related information. If you do not give us authorization, it will not affect the treatment we provide to you or the methods we use to obtain reimbursement for your care.
You may inspect or copy the information that we use to contact you to provide appointment reminders, information about treatment alternatives, or other health related information at any time.
Our Privacy Pledge
We have and always will respect your privacy. Other than the uses and disclosures we described above, we will not sell or provide any of your health information to any outside marketing organization.
Permitted uses and disclosures without your consent or authorization
Under federal law, we are also permitted or required to use or disclose your health information without your consent or authorization in these following circumstances:
1) We are permitted to use or diclose your health information if we are providing health care services to you based on the orders of another health care provider.
2) We are permitted to use or disclose your health information if we provide health care services to you as an inmate.
3) We are permitted to use or disclose your health information if we provide health care services to you in an emergency.
4) We are permitted to use or disclose your health information if we are required by law to treat you and we are unable to obtain your consent after attempting to do so.
5) We are permitted to use or disclose your health information if there are substantial barriers to communicating with you, but in our professional judgment we believe that you intend for us to provide care.
Other than the circumstances described in the preceding five examples, any other use or disclosure of your health information will only be made with your written authorization.
Your right to revoke your authorization
You may revoke your authorization to us at any time; however, your revocation must be in writing. There are two circumstances under which we will not be able to honor your revocation request:
1) If we have already released your health information before we receive your request to revoke your authorization. 164.508(b)(5)(i)
2) If you were required to give your authorization as a condition of obtaining insurance, the insurance company may have a right to your health information if they decide to contest any of your claims. If you wish to revoke your authorization please write to us at:
Healing Touch Family Chiropractic
2547 S. 17th Street Unit B
Wilmington NC 28401
Your right to limit uses or disclosures
If there are health care providers, hospitals, employers, insurers or other individuals or organizations to whom you do not want us to disclose your health information, please let us know, in writing, what individuals or organizations to whom you do not want us to disclose your health care information. We are not required to agree to your restrictions. However, if we agree with your restrictions, the restriction is binding on us. If we do not agree to your restrictions, you may drop your request or you are free to seek care from another health care provider.
Your right to receive confidential communication regarding your health information
We normally provide information about your health to you in person at the time you receive chiropractic services from us. We may also mail you information regarding your health or about the status of your account. We will do our best to accommodate any reasonable request if you would like to receive information about your health or the services that we provide at a place other than your home or, if you would like the information in a different form. To help us respond to your needs, please make any request in writing.
Your right to inspect and copy your health information
You have the right to inspect and/or copy your health information for seven years from the date that the record was created or as long as the information remains in our files. We require your request to inspect and/or copy your health information to be in writing.
Your right to amend your health information
You have the right to request that we amend your health information for seven years from the date that the record was created or as long as the information remains in our files. We require your request to amend your records to be in writing and for you to give us a reason to support the change you are requesting us to make.
Your right to receive an accounting of the disclosures we have made of your records
You have the right to request that we give you an accounting of the disclosures we have made of your health information for the last six years before the date of your request. The accounting will include all disclosures except
- those disclosures required for your treatment, to obtain payment for your services, or to run our practice.
- those disclosures made to you.
- those disclosures necessary to maintain a directory of the individuals in our facility or to individuals involved with your care.
- those disclosures for national security or intelligence purposes.
-those disclosures made to correctional officers or law enforcement officers.
-those disclosures that were made prior to the effective date of the HIPAA privacy law.
We will provide the first accounting within any 12-month period without charge. There is a fee for any additional requests during the next 12 months. When you make your request we will tell you the amount of the fee and you will have the opportunity to withdraw or modify your request.
Your right to obtain a paper copy of this notice
If you have agreed to receive privacy notices by e-mail, you may request a paper copy of this notice at any time.
We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to provide you with this notice of our legal duties and our privacy practices with respect to your health information.
We must abide by the terms of this notice while it is in effect. However, we reserve the right to change the terms of our privacy notices. If we make a change to the terms of our privacy agreement we will notify you in writing when you come in for treatment or by mail. If we make a change in our privacy terms, the change will apply for all of your health information in our files.
Information that we use or disclose may be subject to re-disclosure by the person to whom we provide the information and may no longer be protected by the federal privacy rules.
Your right to complain
You may complain to us or to the Secretary for Health and Human Services if you feel that we have violated your privacy rights. We respect your right to file a complaint and will not take any action against you if you file a complaint. While you may make an oral complaint at any time, written comments should be addressed to:
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20201