When you schedule your Initial Consultation, keep these times in mind:
4-6 weeks: Typical wait time for first visit
25-30 minutes: Initial paperwork (can be done ahead of time online)
45-60 minutes: Typical Initial Consult time for a child
60 minutes: Typical Initial Consult time for an adult
Scheduling an Initial Consultation requires putting a credit card on file in our system. This card does not need to be your preferred payment card, but will be billed a minimum of $100 in the event of a Late Cancellation or No Contact/No Show.
Notice: As with most businesses, we are implementing a fee structure increase to offset higher costs of doing business as of Feb 1, 2023.
While costs are variable (as fees are time-based and include pre- and post- appointment provider time), here are some reasonable estimates:
Initial Consultation (age 13+): $395
Initial Consultation (age 0-12): $195
Return visits: $115-$235 (time-based)
Initial Supplement Recommendations: $0-200 (average: $30-70)
Acupuncture: $130 initial, $75 return (discounted packages available)
Payment is due at time of appointment/service.
Payment plans are available through Afterpay(TM).
Most HSA and Flex plans cover our consultations and services.
At True North Health, our licensed Naturopathic Doctors provide the following services:
**Initial and Follow Up Clinical Consultations
**NAET (Nambudripod's Allergy Elimination Technique)
**Diagnostic & Functional Laboratory Testing
**"Second Opinions" on self-ordered or testing completed elsewhere
**Individualized Nutritional, Homeopathic & Botanical/Herbal Supplement Recommendations
**Drug/Herb Interaction Assessment
We offer MANY different types of diagnostic and functional testing. Some testing is done via applied kinesiology (muscle testing), some is done via blood, saliva, urine, and/or stool testing.
Cost for testing will be discussed with you at the same time as other testing details. You are not only welcome, but encouraged, to take an active role in the process and discuss with your provider the pros, cons and alternatives to testing and barriers that you anticipate (including cost) so we can work together to develop a realistic plan, with or without additional testing.
Reasonable estimate of testing costs: $0-600 (average: $250-300)
Some of our assessment bundles and panels can be viewed in the online store (COMING SOON).
In North Dakota, insurance companies do not credential Naturopathic Doctors (this is true for national plans like Medicaid, Medicare & TriCare). This means, all of our services need to be paid in full and directly to the business, at time of service. This isn't all bad, though! Without insurance involved, we have more control over the amount of time we spend with you and the testing we can recommend and YOU have more control over what your plan entails and what to expect from a cost perspective (no surprise bills later).
Drs. Allmendinger and Nishek practice what is called "general naturopathic care," meaning they do not limit their clientele to specific populations or conditions. While they may or may not have seen others with your specific diagnosis, their root-cause and functional healthcare approaches mean that they typically have much to offer, even for unusual and less common issues.
YES. Licensed Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) have at least 8 years of post-secondary education and at least one Doctorate level degree. NDs complete Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences Board Exams and have to maintain licensure and continuing education requirements in their respective states. Because North Dakota offers licensure and title protection to ND's, no other practitioner should be allowed to use the title naturopath or naturopathic doctor without having completed this level of training, licensing and continuing education. While NDs may be different from MDs, DOs, NPs and PAs, we are NOT lesser.