FAQ: Appointments and Insurance
FAQ: Appointments and Insurance
Newbridge Health & Wellness serves individuals of all ages using a holistic, integrative and functional approach, including pre-conception, babies in utero, infants, children, teens, young adults and older adults.
We are an out-of-network outpatient clinic, use a fee for service model, and accept payment at the time of service. As a courtesy to our patients, we will submit a claim for most MD, NP, and PA visits to many insurance companies electronically if possible. Your insurance company will reimburse you directly at the level they cover, depending on whether you have met your relevant deductible/s or not. We have chosen to be out-of-network so that we can offer progressive treatment and standards of care consistent with The Institute for Functional Medicine, The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, and related esteemed holistic organizations. This progressive and personalized health and medicine approaches are not always the standard of care, or available within the typical western medicine or allopathic model of healthcare.
We are out-of-network and therefore are not allowed to submit electronic claims to Medicaid, Medicare or straight medical assistance. Additionally, Medicare patients are not allowed to submit claims from out-of-network clinics, therefore all Medicare patients will be required to review and sign a private contract prior to receiving care at Newbridge Health & Wellness.
Our visits are priced based on the provider. Shorter or longer visits are pro-rated based on time.
Visit our Pricing Page to view our providers’ rates.
Any laboratory and/or diagnostic testing are additional costs, and patients and families can provide insurance information to the lab(s), which will/may cover many of these laboratory expenses, and/or provide payment directly to the lab(s).
A typical new patient visit is 90 minutes, although it can run shorter or longer, depending on the age and complexity of the patient, questions asked during the visit, and lab tests or past medical records that patients would like reviewed. Follow-up appointments typically last between 15-75 minutes, depending on the type of visit and questions asked during the visit.
Our hourly rates are typically less than the fee charged for visits lasting a similar amount of time in typical in-network based clinics, however, our typical clinic visits are often longer. Longer visits enable us to be able to listen thoroughly to your/your child’s symptoms, starting before conception, consider your life timeline, social and emotional issues, diet, stress, and lifestyle, and provide adequate time for physical exam, health/medical problem solving, assessment, education and support, which ultimately contributes to improved health, healing and quality of life.
Newbridge Health & Wellness is committed to serving all patients, regardless of their ability to afford services. We want holistic and integrative medicine to not be “wealth-care” but really “true healthcare” for anyone interested and motivated to improve their health or the health of their child.
Therefore, we frequently offer high-quality lectures, classes, education and support groups, and Question and Answer groups led by our healthcare staff. During these events, there is always time for questions and recommendations to help you learn how to become healthier, even without a 1:1 visit. For individuals with poor insurance coverage, we recommend that you come to every group that we offer, so you can receive the education you need there. Then, you can use the time in shorter 1:1 consultations to focus on your personal history, exam, test orders and reviewal of test results, recommendations, and use group visits or classes to augment your 1:1 visits.
For those who can’t afford 1:1 visits at all, please come to our classes and we can help you with initial recommendations and resources to help you get on the road to healing and optimal health. For many patients, making diet, targeted nutrient, and lifestyle changes on their own can be enough to help them overcome their symptoms and become optimally healthy, even without testing or individual consultation. It all begins with you, with a little help from us along the way! We are willing to work with you!
Visit our classes page to sign up for a class. Choose the class you’d like to attend and our scheduling engine will take you through the steps necessary to sign you up. Class registration stops 90 minutes prior to the class time before the class date.
Most classes are $20. There are some classes that require more time, preparation, or equipment, therefore, they’re more expensive.
Bringing an additional person will decrease the price for them. Each participant can bring one additional person to a class and they’ll only pay $10.
We ask that if you cancel, you do so 12 hours before the start of the class. This will give us enough time to prepare for the correct amount of attendees.
In the event that we have to cancel a class, we will notify you at least 24 hours in advance. We will cancel a class due to lack of participants, weather, or an emergency.
To ensure healthy and safety during this time, all of our classes are available to attend via Zoom Video Conferencing. You will receive a Zoom meeting invite before the class date.