Frequently Asked Questions

I’m ready to get started, what are the next steps?

If you’re ready to get the customized care, strategy, and support you deserve so you can finally get answers and feel your best, the first step is to fill out a simple health questionnaire so I can learn how I can help.

Click here to get all the details and complete your health questionnaire.

How do I attend telemedicine appointments?

Telemedicine appointments can be done by secure video conference or by phone.

What are the appointment fees?

Current Fee Schedule

  • Initial Case Review  $1295 $795 or 2 payments of $400
  • Initial Nutrition & Lifestyle Consultation  $250
  • 60 Minute Consult $500
  • 30 Minute Consult $250

Follow up consultations are typically 30 minutes.

I do not accept insurance assignment as payment, but I do provide documentation for out-of-network benefits as well as accept HSA cards.

Can I use my HSA or FSA account?

Yes, you may use your HSA or FSA account. Please check your with your provider or Human Resources Department to find out.

Does insurance cover services?

We do not accept insurance or Medicare for our services. Your case requires special attention, educational resources, communication, and time that is not covered by insurance companies.

We do not guarantee insurance coverage. However, we will provide you with documentation that you can submit to your insurance provider for out-of-network benefit reimbursement which may cover part of the program investment.

You can use your HSA or FSA account. Please check your with your provider or Human Resources Department to find out.

Do I still need a Primary Care Physician?

Yes. We do not provide acute or urgent care services and we do not replace the services that your current medical team provides. We provide a stand-alone service focused on eliminating root causes and creating and advancing health.

How does the lab testing work?

Bloodwork is done either at your insurance provider’s prefered local laboratory or in the comfort of your home or office with a mobile phlebotomist who will come to you.

Functional lab tests are typically done at home with a kit and clear instructions we provide you with. Payment is made directly to the lab to ensure access to the lowest price possible.

PPO Insurance Plans, HSA, and FSA benefits may be used to cover labs costs depending on your program’s contract with the lab.

How much should I budget for functional lab testing?

We’re committed to enhancing your access to the services, laboratory testing, and medicines you need through transparent and affordable pricing. We provide labs and supplements at our cost – no markup – and pass the savings on to you. On average, you should budget between $500-$1000 for functional lab tests.

Does insurance cover functional lab tests?

The functional lab tests we use are often covered by PPO insurance plans or can be purchased directly from the lab at a cash discount.

Are labs and supplements included?

Labs & supplements are not included in the Limitless Health Program and are an additional cost depending on what you need.

We offer direct lab pricing which means that you pay the lab directly and get the best prices on recommended lab tests.

Most labs we work with offer insurance coverage for PPO plans as well as cash discounts.

Supplements are provided with a VIP discount through our online retailers.

Do you work with patients outside of Oregon?

At Thriving Force we work with patients in Oregon and nearby Washington who are able to travel to our office in Portland, Oregon for their initial consultation. Follow up appointments can be done by secure video chat.

If you are looking for online consulting, please visit our sister clinic Activate Wellness where we provide long distance consults to United States residents.

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