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Dear Functional Medicine Patients,

Vida is committed to the belief that Functional Medicine is the future of healthcare and is an integral part of our mission. A Functional Medicine practitioner delves deeply into the subtle factors that contribute to a patient’s state of wellness or illness, and this is felt by a patient during an appointment. However, this is just the beginning. The amount of time spent on ordering and analyzing specialty labs, genetic testing, and lifestyle factors, in addition to conventional testing done in primary care, makes it impractical to sustain a Functional Medicine program within the limitations of an insurance-only model.

We did our best to become, to our knowledge, the only insurance-based Functional Medicine practice with certified Functional Medicine providers in the Seattle area. However, to continue to provide Functional Medicine at Vida we have taken the decision to transition the FM department to a “concierge medicine” membership program effective July 15, 2023.

In an effort to keep the Vida FM program an affordable option, we have decided against a 100% cash program and will continue to accept and bill health insurance for all covered services and procedures. Each provider will have limited space on their patient panel with an annual membership fee that will allow us to provide the highest-quality care in addition to many new benefits.

The Vida FM Concierge Program

Our FM providers and care teams looked carefully at patient feedback, clinical outcomes and what we love about delivering state-of-the-art healthcare, and assembled a membership program that we are confident will deepen the connection between provider and patient and cultivate an effective partnership in achieving your health goals.

 

Vida FM Program benefits include:

  • Longer appointment times.
  • Preferred provider appointments within 48 hours of request. This means you see YOUR doctor when you need them.
  • Dedicated scheduling lines through phone, text and chat lines.
  • Same-day appts for acute/sick care.
  • Discounted services for IV appointments, injection services, and procedures.
  • Unlimited FM patient portal messaging with your medical team to stay connected between appointments.
  • Discounts on supplements online at Vida’s Fullscript Dispensary.
  • B12 Shots (4 Per Year).
  • DEXA Body Composition Scan (1 Per Year).
  • Recommended Functional Medicine Core Food Plan.
  • More to come…

Becoming a Member

As mentioned, one of the ways that we are able to offer the patient experience described above is by limiting the patient “panel” for each provider. We currently have over 5000 patients in our clinician panels and we will be reducing to 150-300 per doctor.

Starting May 15th, 2023, we are extending the opportunity to all established patients to secure a spot on the panel of your preferred physician, space permitting. Should you decide to enroll now, your enrollment and payment will secure your spot on your preferred physician panel however, your membership term would not start until July 15, when we officially initiate the FM Concierge program.

Given the demand for our physicians, we do expect full panels. This enrollment is based on first come, first served basis. Click the following link to review Your Membership Options & Pricing

Need more information?

There is nothing more important than your health and we recognize that this is a big decision. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions, which you can access by following the link provided. We understand that this transition may not be for everyone, and that is why we are giving our current patients until July 15th to complete any follow-up visits needed prior to our official launch of our FM concierge program.

Should you decide to transition to a strictly insurance-based practice, we have listed several offices that you may contact to inquire about the establishment of care. To our knowledge, there are no Functional Medicine primary care clinics on a strict insurance model employing certified Functional Medicine providers.

If you have any questions about the Functional Medicine Concierge program, please feel free to connect with one of our FM Concierge at FM@thinkvida.com or text/call us at 425-505-2027. You can also visit our Functional Medicine Concierge Program webpage for more details and frequently asked questions. We expect to be extremely busy while wrapping-up with our current model between now and July 15th, 2023, but we will get back to answer all of your questions.

We hope you will join us in this next step of your partnership in health.

Sincerely,

Michelle Leary ND, IMFCP
Director of Functional Medicine

Michael Corsilles ND, PA-C
Senior Functional Medicine Attending Physician

Ellie Adair, ND
Resident Physician

Kris Sasaki, DC
CEO/ Founder

Ryan Culp, DC
COO/ Partner

FAQ’s

What's included in my concierge membership?

Your Functional Medicine Concierge Membership can we billed annually or monthly. If you enroll annually you will receive 1 month free of charge!

Your membership includes:

  • Preferred provider appointments within 48 hours of request. This means you see YOUR doctor when you need them.
  • Longer appointment times with your provider.
  • Same-day appts for acute/sick care.
  • Unlimited Messaging through your FM Patient portal with your medical team to stay connected between appointments. 
  • Discounted services for IV appointments, injection services, and procedures.
  • Discounts on supplements online at Vida’s Fullscript Online Dispensary.
  • B12 Shots- 4 Per Year.
  • Dexa Body Composition Scan – 1 Per Year.
  • Recommended meal/food plan.

Have questions about the membership? Feel free to connect with our FM Concierge at fm@thinkvida.com or by text/call at 425-505-2027.

 

What's not included in my concierge membership?

There are some costs that are not included in your membership and may require out-of-pocket expenses:

  • Lab tests: Many tests are covered partially or fully with insurance, but some may require a copay or may not be covered at all. Specialty tests (like stool, urine, and saliva) are not included in your membership or covered by insurance.
  • Health care services outside of what is specified above such as vaccinations, urgent care, MRIs, etc
  • Any Sexual Health and Longevity Procedures, Emsella Chair or PRP treatment are not covered in your membership or by insurance.
  • Any services at Vida with our Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists and Acupuncturists are not included in your membership.
Do you require a concierge membership for all Functional Medicine services at Vida?

No. You are not required to enroll in Vida’s Concierge Functional Medicine Membership for all of Functional Medicine services at Vida. The following services DO NOT require a concierge membership:

1. Nutrition services
2. Regenerative Medicine for MSK (Platelet-rich Plasma & Trigger point injections)
3. Sexual Health & Longevity Procedures
4. The Emsella Chair- Pelvic Floor Therapy (offered at Vida Ravenna)

To schedule for any of the above services CLICK HERE

Do I require a membership for Nutrition services?
No, you are not required to enroll in our concierge membership for Functional Nutrition services. To learn more about Vida’s Functional Nutrition or to schedule a Nutrition consultation click HERE
Can my Vida Physician be my Primary Care Provider (PCP)?
Yes! All of our Functional Medicine Physicians at Vida can be designated as your Primary Care Provider. Please contact our clinic for your Physicians NPI# that you will need to designate them as your PCP with your Insurance carrier.

Does my Vida Physician require to be my PCP? No. Our Physicians specialize in Functional Medicine and can work with your PCP for your care.

Do you offer Family Memberships?
Yes! Vida offers a 10% Discount for family members with all concierge membership options. This discount will apply to the second member of the Family Membership and every member after that.
Will my insurance still be billed?

Yes! We will still bill your insurance. You will be responsible for all copays, deductibles and co-insurance as per your insurance plan for your office visits.

If we are not in network with your insurance or you do not have insurance then there will be an out-of-pocket fee for your office visit of $250 for your initial visit and $175 for followup visits. This fee is on top of your membership fee.

Vida offers a free insurance verification to let you know if we are in-network with your plan and what your copay and/or deductible may be for Functional Medicine services. Click HERE to submit your insurnace information. You will receive a detailed summary of your insurance coverage in 48 hrs by email.

 

How does Vida bill members?

When signing up for membership, we give you the option to either pay monthly or annually. If you pay annually you will receive a discounted rate of one month at no charge. Both monthly and annual enrollments will require your credit card information.

If you choose to pay monthly, you’ll be charged the first monthly payment on the date you sign up, and every month following that. If you choose to pay annually, you’ll be charged the total amount upon signup. Invoices will be emailed to you for download as a PDFs for your records.

What if I dont have insurance?

If we are not in network with your insurance or you do not have insurance then there will be an out-of-pocket fee for every office visit.

Out of Pocket Fees are as follows:

$250 for your initial visit
$175 for followup visits
* This fee is on top of your membership fee.

Vida offers a free insurance verification to let you know if we are in-network with your plan and what your copay and/or deductible may be for Functional Medicine services. Click HERE to submit your insurance information. You will receive a detailed summary of your insurance coverage in 48 hrs by email.

Can I use FSA or HSA to cover my membership?

Many of our members use their FSA/HSA to pay for clinical fees, specialty tests, and supplements. However, we recommend checking with your FSA/HSA company/carrier for more information and details as to how you can use these funds.

In case there is any additional documentation you need, we’re more than happy to help get you the necessary paperwork.

How do I cancel my membership?

All Subscribers have the opportunity to cancel their membership at any point in their 12-month agreement.  The cancellation will take 30 days from written notification. To request cancellation, email FM@thinkvida.com

If you make monthly membership payments for your membership, the monthly installments will stop 30 days after notification and any payment scheduled in the 30-day period will process as normal. Your membership will remain active during this time and through the end of the period that has been covered by the final payment.

If you pay for your membership annually and decide to cancel it, your membership will end 30 days after you give written notification. Additionally, you will receive a pro-rated refund for the remainder of the year, which will be calculated based on the non-discounted monthly rate.

If Subscriber withdraws their membership and later decides to rejoin within 12 months of cancellation, there will be a rejoin fee of $150, in addition to the regular membership fee. If your preferred provider’s panel is full, you will be placed on a waitlist.

If you are needing to cancel your membership please contact The FM Concierge directly at FM@thinkvida.com or text/call 425-505-2027.

How Do I Schedule IV Therapy, Injections or Procedures?

If you are wanting to schedule a consultation for IV Therapy, Injections or Procedures with Vida Functional Medicine simply complete our online contact us form and our FM Schedulers will arrange for your consultation with one of our Functional Medicine Physicians.

Schedule Your Consultation HERE
Text/Call: 425-505-2027
Email: FM@thinkvida.com

If I cancel my membership, can i rejoin at a later time?
Yes, but there is a $150 rejoining fee if you decide to reactivate your membership if there is availability on your Physicians patient panel.
Does Vida accept Medicare or Medicaid plans for Functional Medicine services?

Vida does not accept Medicare (supplement or replacement plans), Medicaid or Apple Health, Molina or Aetna plans for Functional Medicine visits at this time.

Out of Pocket Fees are as follows:

$250 for your initial visit
$175 for followup visits
* This fee is on top of your membership fee.

Vida offers a free insurance verification to let you know if we are in-network with your plan and what your copay and/or deductible may be for Functional Medicine services. Click HERE to submit your insurance information. You will receive a detailed summary of your insurance coverage in 48 hrs by email.

What happens if my insurance changes?

If you need to switch insurance providers, please inform your Vida medical team as soon as possible. You can either let the front desk know directly, or email our concierge department at fm@thinkvida.com

Please be advised that if your insurance coverage becomes inactive and we’re unable to bill them, you will be responsible for paying the fees for your medical visits. In addition, you will be switched to our cash pay fees until your insurance is reinstated or you get coverage elsewhere.

Does my membership automatically renew?
Your Annual concierge membership is set to auto-renew every year. One month before your membership is up for renewal, we’ll send you an email to discuss your renewal options.

Your monthly concierge membership is on a month to month basis. 30 days notice is required for any changes to your monthly membership.

If you have any questions about the different options, or want to chat about your membership, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. FM@thinkvida.com / 425-505-2027

Do you limit the number of patients in your Functional Medicine practice?
Yes, in order to provide all the services included in your membership, we must limit our patient count.

Questions about joining? Let’s connect.

 

Our FM Concierge can answer all of your questions by phone, text, email or live chat. Making it convenient for you!

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