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Long Covid &

Chronic Fatigue

“Long COVID” and Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are conditions characterized by persistent and unexplained fatigue that severely impacts daily life. While CFS is a long-recognized disorder with unclear etiology, Long COVID is a relatively new phenomenon where individuals experience lingering symptoms, including fatigue, after recovering from an acute COVID-19 infection.

Both conditions can present with additional symptoms like brain fog, sleep disturbances, and joint pain.

 

Long COVID: The Unseen Epidemic of Persistent Fatigue

A study published in the journal Nature Medicine estimated that more than 30% of COVID-19 survivors experienced symptoms lasting longer than six months, with fatigue being one of the most commonly reported. These statistics highlight the growing need for understanding and addressing persistent fatigue conditions.

Conditions We Treat

Persistent Fatigue, Muscle & Joint Pain, Respiratory Issues, Loss of Taste or Smell, Sleep issues, Brain Fog, lack of ability to focus.

Long COVID

Long COVID, also known as Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), is a condition where individuals continue to experience symptoms for weeks or months after the acute phase of a COVID-19 infection. These symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath, cognitive disturbances, and joint pain, among others.

Nutrition

Nutrition can play a crucial role in managing symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Long COVID by supporting immune function, reducing inflammation, and boosting energy levels. Adopting a balanced diet rich in nutrients and low in processed foods may help alleviate some symptoms and improve overall well-being.

 

Laboratory & Diagnostics

Common tests for CFS include blood tests, urinalysis, and sometimes sleep studies. For Long COVID, blood tests to check inflammation markers, lung function tests, and cardiac assessments are common. No single test can definitively diagnose either condition; a comprehensive approach is usually required.

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VIDA SEATTLE FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE LOCATIONS

Vida has 3 locations that offer Functional Medicine services around the greater Seattle area. Please note that our Emsella Chair Treatment is only offered at our Ravenna clinic.

VIDA
Bellevue

425.688.0223
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VIDA
Ravenna

206.315.7998
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VIDA
Kirkland

425.814.2800
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FAQ’s

What's included in my concierge membership?

Your Functional Medicine Concierge Membership can be 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 by 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, Longevity Medicine, Emsella or PRP treatment is 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. IV Therapy or Injections
3. Regenerative Medicine for MSK (Platelet-rich Plasma & Trigger point injections)
4. Sexual Health & Longevity Medicine Treatments
5. 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 to 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 follow up 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.

 

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 follow up 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.

As an integrated health team we offer a range of treatment options to empower your journey to an active & healthy lifestyle. Explore our collaborative approach to health and discover a path to a healthier you.

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