Payments and Fees

Payment

Payment is required at the time of service. Great Lakes Vital Health (GLVH) accepts e-checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Payments for physician visits can be made on a per visit basis or by subscribing to one of our Health Programs. Our  Health Programs include multiple visits, telephone consultations and a 25% discount on GLVH Wellness Store supplements.

Insurance

GLVH does not participate in any insurance plans. We do not file insurance forms but will provide you with a bill that you may submit to your insurance carrier. Part of your claim may be paid as an “out of network” expense. GLVH is not responsible for any insurance denial or partial reimbursement.

Medicare

GLVH does not participate in any Medicare program. Medicare patients are required to sign a contract with this understanding before seeing the physician or receiving treatment.

Laboratory

Many lab expenses are typically covered by your insurance company. Some specialized lab testing may not be covered.

Health Savings (HSA) and Flex Savings (FSA) Accounts

Expenses incurred at GLVH including prescribed supplements may be payable from a HSA or FSA. IRS Publication 502 states that “…the cost of nutritional supplements, vitamins, herbal supplements… may be deductible if … they are recommended by a medical practitioner as treatment for a specific medical condition diagnosed by a physician.”

Fees

YOUR COMPREHENSIVE INITIAL CONSULTATION INCLUDES:

  • Completion of the online Health History and Lifestyle Questionnaires
  • A thorough preliminary evaluation of your Health History Questionnaires
  • A telephone consultation to assess your goals and to determine and order the initial lab work
  • A 1½ hour office visit which will include:
    • Further evaluation of pertinent history and lifestyle factors
    • A complete review of lab results
    • Education
    • Development of your individualized treatment plan

Comprehensive Initial Consultation = $480

 Health Maintenance Program = $100 per month, includes:

  • Appointments
  • Telephone consultations
  • A 25% discount on GLVH Wellness Store supplements
  • Requires a 6 month contract

 Individual Follow-up Appointments:

  • Standard 1 hour = $320
  • Basic ½ hour = $160
  • ¼ hour mini visit or telephone consult = $80

 FEES IF YOU ARE ON MEDICARE (25% discount):

 Initial Consultation = $320

 Health Maintenance Program = $75 per month, includes:

  • Appointments
  • Telephone consultations
  • A 25% discount on GLVH Wellness Store supplements
  • Requires a 6 month contract

 Individual Follow-up Appointments:

  • Standard 1 hour = $240
  • Basic ½ hour = $120
  • ¼ hour mini visit or telephone consult = $60

PROCEDURES:
Blood Draw – $25

Cancellation Policy

In the event you are unable to make your appointment, please reschedule or cancel your appointment through the patient portal as soon as possible. For new patients there is a $100 cancellation fee if there is less than 24 hours notice and for established patient appointment’s there is a $50 fee.

Refund Policy

In the event that Great Lakes Vital Health agrees to cancel a program, future payments may be cancelled but none of the fees paid prior to the time of cancellation are refundable.

Security

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enacted in 1996 includes the requirement to protect the privacy and security of health information of individuals, defined as “protected health information” (PHI). The Patient Portal is fully HIPPA compliant.

The Wellness Store is SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption protected. This is the same security standard that most businesses use.