Bridgetown Chiropractic and Wellness

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I've never seen a chiropractor before, what should I expect?
  2. Will my treatment be painful?
  3. How long will my visit last?
  4. Will I need x-rays?
  5. What if I need a referral to another doctor or surgeon?
  6. What if I need to cancel my appointment?
  7. What types of payment does Bridgetown Chiropractic and Wellness accept?
  8. What if I don't have health insurance?
  9. What if I have been involved in a car accident?
  10. What if I was hurt at work?

I've never seen a chiropractor before, what should I expect?

Patients visiting Bridgetown Chiropractic for the first time should expect that our doctors will take time to explain how chiropractic works and why it helps. One of our doctors will ask questions, answer your questions and provide explanations about chiropractic techniques. Patients should expect to undergo treatment on their first visit. Additionally, one of our doctors will work with you to establish a plan of care, and provide you with a clear plan for any follow-up visits. You'll also br provided with any home care instructions and a time frame for your anticipated return to pre-injury health.

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Will my treatment be painful?

Depending on their specific condition, some patients may experience a mild level of discomfort, however the majority of the doctors' patients report an instant overall decrease in pain. By providing explanations of their actions, the doctors will ensure that you are aware of everything they are doing, before the adjustment is performed.

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How long will my visit last?

Your first visit may last up to one hour, and follow-up appointments generally last about 30 minutes. Our doctors take time with each patient to connect with them on a personal level and help guide patients to a state of overall wellness. Time spent with our doctors is never hurried or rushed.

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Will I need x-rays?

This test will only be ordered if it is necessary to help our doctors diagnose your problem, or if your treatment has not progressed as anticipated. X-rays are generally not needed in order to receive care.

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What if I need a referral to another doctor or surgeon?

Bridgetown Chiropractic works closely with Portland-area physicians and frequently sees patients who have been referred to him by other doctors. To ensure that his patients receive the best care for their condition, the doctors are used to co-managing patients who are seeing more than one doctor to alleviate a problem.

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What if I need to cancel my appointment?

Bridgetown Chiropractic understands that occasionally, patients may need to reschedule their appointments. Because of the personalized attention each patient receives at Bridgetown Chiropractic and Wellness, it is preferred that patients cancel at least 24 hours in advance. Patients who miss their appointment without notifiying the doctor should expect a $25.00 "no-show" fee.

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What types of payment does Bridgetown Chiropractic and Wellness accept?

Bridgetown Chiropractic accepts checks, cash, Visa, and Mastercard as payment for services. Payments, including health insurance co-payments, are due at the time of service. Patients who are eligible for health insurance should bring their insurance cards with them during their visit, and Bridgetown will bill your insurance provider.

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What if I don't have health insurance?

Provided they are able to pay at the time of their visit, the doctors will see patients without insurance. Patients without health insurance are also eligible for a discount. Bridgetown Chiropractic and Wellness accepts standard forms of payment including checks, cash, Visa, and Mastercard.

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What if I have been involved in a car accident?

Oregon auto insurance policies carry a personal injury protection clause of at least $15,000 per person, per vehicle. Typically, health insurance costs that are accrued as a result of the car accident are paid-in-full by the auto insurance provider within one year of the accident. Working with your insurance company, the doctors will provide details regarding your specific situation.

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What if I was hurt at work?

Most injured workers are entitled to worker's compensation benefits. Following a workplace injury, a chiropractor can serve as the attending physician for the first 60 days, or 18 visits, whichever comes first. Typically all bills are paid-in-full by the insurance provider, but the doctors will work with your insurance provider to provide details regarding your specific situation.

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