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Balance Nation Membership Details © 2014 Dr. Eric Strand

The time is now. The Nation is here. Are you in?

Finally! Here with great fanfare (cue the trumpets, flugelhorns, and cornets) is the Balance Nation.

Whoa now, you say. What is this fuss and muss. Something new, something for us?

The Balance Nation is here: a membership club created for those of you who want to stay well without the pocket ripping prices associated with routine medical visits. For just one, low monthly payment you can see your doctor twice each month.

Whether you have insurance or not (mandated or not), the one thing that is never covered is maintenance, or wellness care. We have created this club with you in mind.

Our goal is to provide the best medical care to keep you going and not need your insurance. We are focusing on wellness care, not sickness care. We can help you when you are down, but the primary mission of all medicine is to keep you from being down in the first place.

Balance Nation FAQ

When we treat consistently, or are providing ongoing maintenance care, it requires less time, energy, and medical expertise to manage the case, which equates to lower prices. All of the treatments we do in these cases are targeted at wellness and maintenance.

You get two visits a month (mix or match acupuncture, chiropractic, and 1/2 hour massage), a spectacular member rate on additional visits, as well as 10% off of merchandise, supplements, and books (does not apply to Standard Process). Club members may also use one or both monthly visits for a B12 injection from our Naturopathic Doctor. The choice is yours!

We are charging a lower fee, in part, based on less time and administration costs. If we have to monitor and enter payments manually we have to pay staff, which increases the cost for everyone.
Sorry, but yes. Keeping everyone on the same payment schedule means we don’t have to pay administration fees (aka paying people to do stuff) to monitor payments daily, versus only once per month.

We doubt that will be the case, but if it is, absolutely. There is a one month minimum when you sign up, after which we require a 30-day notice in writing to cancel: we even have a handy form if you need. You’ve never quit anything so easy in your life. For example, if you want to end your membership on June 1st, you need to let us know (in writing) by May 1st. We also offer a “late cancellation”, for just $25 you can cancel your membership with less than the requisite 30-day notice. But we’d hate to see you go!

Sorry, but no. Think of this like a gym membership. Once you pay for your access it’s up to you to use it (or lose it). We aren’t able to process refunds for Balance Nation membership fees.

You sure can, but only for 30 days. Unused visits roll over to the next calendar month, and only if your account is open and in good standing. If you don’t use them by the end of the next month, the rollover visits crumble into dust. Rollover visits are used after your regular monthly membership visits and cannot be transferred. Only memberships established or upgraded after January 2016 qualify for rollover options.

Of course! You may gift any unused visits in a month to another Balance Nation member for a small administration fee of $10 (this takes people on our end). Unused rollover visits, however, may not be transferred.

Age is just a number~ staying in Balance is what’s important. There is no minimum or maximum age to be a member, but only an adult of legal age to sign contracts can establish an account.

That’s okay, things happen. We can suspend your account until you return.

The Balance Nation Membership is designed for maintenance and wellness care. An injury, such as a motor vehicle accident, requires more than this club offers. Balance can still take care of you; we will just suspend your membership until we get you back on your feet. You may also choose to keep your membership in tact and use those visits for other concerns and services, like a B12 injection from the naturopath.

Nothing. There are no cookies. Dr. Strand just wanted to see if you read all of these.
Most likely, yes. It is a case by case instance. Insurance only pays for medically necessary care, while membership in the Balance Nation is more about wellness and maintenance, which insurance does not cover. For instance you could see the chiropractor to maintain your spine health while using your insurance to see the acupuncturist for your menstrual cramps.

Regardless, if you have insurance though a company that our doctors are paneled with you will need to fill out an extra form which allows us to treat you without billing them. Without this form we cannot let you join the Balance Nation.

YES! Your monthly membership due for the Balance Nation gets you access to any two services; an acupuncture treatment, chiropractic adjustment, or half hour massage. If you’d like to bundle your services you could get a one hour massage.

Each additional family member is exactly the same: only $50 per person on the membership! What’s more, they get the same two visits per month as everyone else.

Depends. Some HSA accounts will allow you to pay for gym memberships, so those may qualify. It will depend on your specific HSA but most of them cover only direct medical costs.
Most likely not, but your crafty accountant may have other ideas!

Of course not. How else are we supposed to build suspense?

Right now membership in the Balance Nation is only $60 per month, with additional family members (up to four people total in a family) at $50 each.

Remember that this is a membership club. Membership with the Balance Nation provides access to certain amenities, kind of like a gym. We are not offering healthcare insurance. Aside from being factual we have to say this in order to keep our attorneys happy… and take care of you. Services not used while your membership is in good standing are lost and we are unable to go back in time so they can be used. You are responsible for making sure your membership dues are paid on time and your billing information is current. If for any reason your membership dues fail to post you run the risk of being kicked out of the club and have to re-register again, with all the current fees and rates!

At the end of the day we are all, each of us, human. We all need food, sleep, and companionship; tomorrow we will get up and do the day all over again. What we all look for is a bright spot on the horizon. Hopefully this club, from our heart of hearts, will be that bright spot for someone out there. Someone like you. Someone human, like us.

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