Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center and the membership model? You can look at the questions and answers below or make a Meet & Greet appointment to discuss the practice and the model one on one.

What is holistic/functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an investigative process that addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Whereas conventional medicine asks, “What drug can we use to combat the symptoms of this disease?”, functional medicine asks, “Why do we have this problem in the first place, and how can we restore optimal function?” Whether you are looking to optimize your wellness to prevent problems in the future or need to address a current health issue, the functional medicine process can help.

Can I use my insurance for labs?

Yes, in some cases, depending on the lab. Some labs accept and bill insurance and some do not. We will submit insurance for testing whenever possible.

Do you accept insurance?

As a membership-based clinic, we do not accept insurance. This allows us to practice unencumbered by the restrictions imposed by insurance companies, and provide the best and most comprehensive care possible.

What ages do you see?

We currently accept patients ages 5 years and up.

Do you prescribe regular medications?

Yes, we prescribe regular medications when needed. Although our aim is to use natural treatments when possible, we value and utilize conventional medicine when appropriate.

How do I know if AVH is the right choice for me?

We offer free 15 minute consultations in which you can meet the provider and get all your questions answered before deciding to proceed with membership or book an appointment. We are a relationship-based practice, and as such want to ensure that everything is a good fit before embarking on this journey of health together.

What other services do you offer?

Acute care visits for illness or injury offered as availability allows for $79/visit. Sports/camp/work physicals are also offered for $79/visit. We also have Reiki sevices avaialble.

What does it cost to be a patient (member)?

Membership fees are simple. Membership fees are simple. There is a one-time onboarding fee of $600 which includes an initial consultation and evaluation with a nutritional therapist, and thereafter the monthly fee is $150. The first month is prorated and you must sign on for a minimum of 6 months. After 6 months you may choose to continue your membership, transition to a less frequent visit plan, or discontinue membership.

What services are included in membership?

Services included in membership:

  • Initial comprehensive functional medicine analysis, history and physical exam
  • Initial follow up visit to review lab results and initiate treatment plan
  • Initial bioenergetics scan and recommendations
  • Monthly follow up visits to evaluate progress and make adjustments to the treatment plan as needed up to once monthle
  • Communication via text, video chat and email
Labs and supplements are not included in membership and are additional costs. Supplements are available at significant discounts from retail and labs not covered by insurance are provided at wholesale costs.

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1012 Market St, Suite 301, Fort Mill, SC 29708


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