Does St Louis Functional Health Center accept medical insurance?
Dr. McAteer has elected to focus her time on developing a meaningful relationship with her patients rather than managing a relationship with insurance companies. St. Louis Functional Health does not accept or bill insurance and our services cannot be billed to Medicare/Medicaid. However, we will provide a detailed “superbill” for the services performed and you can submit this to your insurance carrier. Many patients find their insurance company will reimburse them for an out-of-network visit. It is your responsibility to check with your insurance company to review the coverage rules. You may also use funds from an HSA (Health Savings Account) to pay for visits and lab fees.
Are the lab studies done at St. Louis Functional Health?
Laboratory testing is not performed at our office. We use a combination of conventional and functional medicine laboratory testing. Whenever possible, we’ll order conventional laboratory testing at a local lab such as Labcorp or Quest labs.
How much does laboratory testing cost?
The cost will vary for each individual patient. Many conventional laboratory studies are covered by insurance. You will need to check with your insurance company about coverage. Together we will discuss testing options and review your financial resources and how much testing you wish to pursue. A wide range of studies can give a complete picture of your overall health, but many times we can develop an effective treatment plan without extensive testing.
What forms of payment do you take?
We accept check, cash, Mastercard, Visa and Discover. Funds from an HSA (Health Savings Account) may also be used.
Does Dr. McAteer prescribe medications?
Dr. McAteer is not licensed to prescribe medications, but works with local MD’s that she may refer you to if needed.
What do I need for my appointment?
You will receive several lengthy questionnaires. Dr. McAteer likes to review these prior to your appointment and requests you return them 3 business days prior to your appointment if possible. Old medical records are also helpful and should be sent prior to your appointment. You should bring all your medication, vitamin and supplement bottles to your visit.