The Naturopathic consultation is built around listening to each individual’s health story. This process of being listened to and heard is often therapeutic in itself. During an initial consultation, an in-depth and detailed case history is taken to gain a wholistic sense of a person’s health picture.
An initial consultation generally is 1 1/2 - 2 hours in length. At the conclusion of the initial consultation, a Naturopathic healing plan is formulated. Naturopathic Medicine recognizes and respects that each person is unique and therefore the healing plan that is developed must be reflective of each person’s individuality. The healing plan is based on each individual’s goals, abilities, and interests.
The healing plan is also designed so each person feels comfortable with it and is ready to integrate it into their daily life. A person’s healing plan will change and develop as they continue to move forward on their journey with Naturopathic Medicine. Follow-up consultations to gauge the changes that have occurred in a person’s health concerns generally last 30 - 60 minutes. The frequency and number of follow-up consultations is dependent on each individual case.
For Children ages 12 and under:
*Although Naturopathic Medicine is not covered by Alberta Health Care, many extended insurance plans now offer coverage. It is recommended that one investigate the coverage for which they may be eligible.
*Because these rates may make Naturopathic services inaccessible for some, an alternative payment plan or a sliding scale can be discussed on an individual basis.