Mt. Hood Chiropractic » Providing Quality Chiropractic Care Since 1995. Contact us at 503.492.6851

FAQ

What insurance companies do you accept?

We are currently in network with the following insurance companies:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Moda
  • Kaiser
  • Lifewise
  • UMR
  • Providence (*Selected Plans*)
  • Worker’s Comp
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

How do I know what my chiropractic benefits are?

As a part of our excellent customer service, our staff will verify your insurance benefits when you schedule as a new patient in our clinic. These benefits will be explained to you at or before your first visit. However, it is ultimately YOUR responsibility to contact your insurance company and know exactly what your coverage includes.

We offer a multitude of different services within this clinic, and NOT ALL of these fall under the category of “chiropractic” (this is reserved for manipulation only). For example, if your condition requires therapeutic ultrasound as a part of your treatment plan, this will be billed as a “physical therapy” modality and your coverage may be different.

Insurance coverage can be confusing, but we’re here to help you navigate through the details of your plan so that there is little confusion and no surprises.

Do you offer treatment for people without health insurance?

Yes – if you do not have health insurance you can pay a “time-of-service” rate for your exams and treatment. Please call the office for current rates and details: (503)492-6851.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.

Doctors of Chiropractic (often referred to as Chiropractors, or Chiropractic Physicians) practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills, and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutrition and lifestyle counseling.

What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?

At your first visit you can expect to start with filling out some paperwork that will include a lot about your current complaint as well as your health history. After your paperwork is completed and you have been checked in, the doctor will then ask you questions about your current complaint(s), and answer any questions/concerns you may have about your condition, and about treatment. He or she will do a thorough examination, and possibly order x-rays or any other appropriate diagnostic studies or tests to accurately diagnose your condition and develop the best treatment plan specifically for you. Usually, you can expect to have a treatment on the first visit.

How long will my appointments be?

Your first appointment will be scheduled for approximately 1 hour. This hour appointment time will begin once your paperwork is completed and you are registered in our system as a new patient. An initial exam is required by law and our practitioners will not administer treatment until it is completed.

Re-examinations are scheduled for 30 minutes and will take place at the end of your treatment plan to determine if you are ready to be released from care or if your condition requires further attention. The timeline of this will completely depend on your condition and this will be communicated to you by your doctor.

Routine visits are scheduled for 15 MINUTES but may last a little longer depending on the treatment(s) administered. For example, if therapeutic exercise is a part of your treatment plan, your appointment time will be extended appropriately.