Frequently Asked Questions

Program costs include both physician visits plus out-of-pocket program enrollment fees.

1. Physician Visits

Our program is supervised by Dr. Christine James, a Naturopathic physician. We advise our patients to contact their insurance company and ask if you have Naturopathic coverage. We are contracted with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Lifewise, Premera, and Regence. You will be responsible for your deductibles, co-pays, and any amounts your insurance does not cover. For our cash-pay patients, ask us about package rates for your initial 12 week program.

2. Out-of-Pocket Program Enrollment Fee

In addition to physician visits, you will be responsible for an out-of-pocket program enrollment fee of $595 for your initial 12-week weight loss program. This one-time, non-refundable fee is for the materials and services that are not billable to insurance. You’ll receive comprehensive educational materials, Dr. James’ proprietary program guidebook, body composition analysis reports, downloadable audios, weekly online classes, and our bi-monthly support group. Note that your program enrollment fee is not due until your 2nd visit with us, at your “Start Program” appointment. You may come in for your initial physician visit (which will be billed to your insurance or you can pay out of pocket) prior to starting a program.

3. Annual Maintenance Program

We make it easy for our patients to stay actively involved in the 12 months following their first 12 weeks. For only $150, we extend your program enrollment for an entire year with our Balanced For Life Maintenance plan, even if you are continuing to lose weight. Enrollment in this program immediately following your initial 12 weeks waives the additional re-enrollment fees you would pay for more weight loss, and gives you continued access to the essential resources and support for an entire year.

The above fees do not include prescription medications, nutritional supplements, or specialty labs, all of which are optional with your program.

More FAQs

We begin with a 45 minute physician evaluation
which may either be billed to your insurance or
you can pay out of pocket. To start a weight loss
program with us, we schedule a second “Start
Program” visit during which we collect your program
enrollment fee and provide full instructions.
Your 12 week program begins at that time.
Yes. This is a medically supervised weight loss
program and is prescribed by a licensed health
care provider. Supplements prescribed by a physician
may also qualify as medical expenses under
most health savings account plans.
Yes, we have a reduced fee and modified plan for
Medicare and Medicaid. Visits with Naturopathic
doctors are not included in these plans.
Insurance coverage and deductibles vary with
each policy. Typically, insurance plans do not cover
nutritional supplements and specialty labs,
which may be recommended for your treatment.