FYI: Year-End = Health Plan coverage expires!
One that many people don’t think of is their Extended Health Plans. You’re not alone if you didn’t realize your Alternative Health Coverage doesn’t carry over into the new calendar year (no matter when it started!), meaning that if you have unused funding available/remaining at the end of the December, that money and care you could be receiving at no charge to you will be wasted!
In terms of amount of coverage, every plan is different, so it’s important to read the fine print in yours (or call your provider). Some plans cover a specified amount for Naturopathic Visits, Acupuncture, Massage therapy, Athletic therapy, etc. combined, while others cover a certain amount for each. Some plans are even unlimited! Most plans will also cover spouces and children. If you haven’t taken advantage (or full advantage) of this opportunity to improve your physical, emotional and mental health – now is an excellent time! Especially with the shortage of physicians and long wait times for standard medical appointments, there's never been a better time to get healthy, stay healthy, and prevent future illness - for you AND your family!
FYI: Most BC Naturopathic Physicians (including Dr Holewa), are able to prescribe, refill or even help taper many of your regular medications as necessary.
The most expensive part of visiting an Alternative Health Provider is typically the first visit. The initial visit is a very important one, usually longer than subsequent visits. It is when the crucial health information relating to your situation is gathered, as well as, depending on your provider, physical exams are completed, blood work ordered, etc., so that a comprehensive individualized treatment plan can be put together for your personalized care.
So if you haven’t already done so, why not take full advantage of your health plan and start yourself and your family on your path to optimal health and wellbeing! Book your Naturopathic, Acupuncture, Massage therapy, Athletic therapy or other complementary health appointment now, before the calendar rolls over.
Don’t forget, there’s no time like the present ;)
Dr Katarine Holewa, ND