Yes, there may be some additional costs related to work done outside of Northeast Functional Medicine.
Those costs may include:
Lab Drawing Fees – Many of the labs charge a lab drawing fee (regardless of your insurance status). Usually this fee is about $25 if done at the lab or a designated office location. If for any reason, you would need the lab technician to come to your home, additional fees may apply.
Kit Fees – Lab kits are specialty lab orders geared toward identifying a potential cause for a presenting condition. On your first visit to the office, Dr. Bingham discusses in detail any kits he may want to consider ordering and also discusses any fees related to these kits at that time.
Supplements – In some cases at the conclusion of the visit, Dr. Bingham may recommend certain supplements that could improve a symptom or condition. The purchase of these supplements are recommendations only and where they are purchased is also completely up to you.
Allergy Treatments – (These will be discussed with you in advance) – A recommended treatment might be allergy treatments to desensitize you from a particular allergy. Since each patient is different and options are discussed at the visit, it is difficult to determine the cost of allergy treatments. Sublingual drops are taken under the tongue daily and cost about $150-175 for a 3 month supply. LDA (low dose antigen) is another option and is an injection given every two months and costs $250.