Cost of FFC ???????

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Rose_Red, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. Rose_Red

    Rose_Red New Member

    I know quite a few of you guys goto the FFC. Do you know if they take any insurances, what appointments - especially the initial consultation cost?

    I desparetly want to find something that works but $$$$$ are a big issue.
  2. rileyearl

    rileyearl New Member

    Please see my post First Visit to FFC in Seattle 8/31. I put the cost info there. You might also look at Dncnfngrs post about her first visit. Cost will vary from person to person because we all have unique sets of symptoms and problems to treat. I thought it was pretty reasonable, considering how much I would spend on co-pays and "stab in the dark" treatments elsewhere. Good luck to you!

    Francie
  3. pumpkinpatch

    pumpkinpatch New Member

    I know that desperate feeling, I've spent so much money over the last 2 years looking for answers.

    The FFC clinic is the first to really test me and find lots of underlying problems. The regular doctors don't know what tests to order. I look fine but believe you me the blood tests tell a different story. The Denver Doctor couldn't believe my thryoid readings especially the Reverse T3. Right off the charts. The sexual hormones were basically non-existent.

    I've paid about $4,000. so far but the costs will start to go down now. Still working with the Insurance company for the lab costs. A little leg work but I've got more energy now to arrange these things. The clinic really works with you with the treatments and costs.

    Hope this helps.

    Cindy
  4. Rose_Red

    Rose_Red New Member

    a whole bunch
  5. bioman85

    bioman85 New Member

    Out of the 4k, none of that is covered by insurance???
  6. pumpkinpatch

    pumpkinpatch New Member

    I live in Canada so paying all out of pocket but many here have insurance plans that cover alot of the costs. I think it depends on your plan. Just phone the toll free number. They are very helpful. The initial consultation cost is $365. plus the lab costs.

    Cindy
  7. kbak

    kbak Member

    I would suggest typing in FFC into the search engine at the top and read all the messages on FFC. I went to the Denver one. My insurance is difficult when it comes to out of approved provider's.

    My ins. payed for all my $2500 blood work, but not the office visits. I was actually very surprised they payed all that bloodwork. FFC will let you get bloodwork done wherever you want. So you could have their doc write you an order, and have it done by an approved provider. They are more than willing to work with you to make it happen.

    I did the long distance pkg. I went down for my first visit, and did the rest by phone. My first visit was $320, and that was for an hour appt. Now try getting an hr. from any of your docs for less then $320.

    Any specialist I've ever seen has charged anywhere from $150-$200 for 15-20 min. of their time. Then the visits are $165 after that. You will pay the same money for any specialist.

    I don't think it will have to cost you enormous amounts of money depending on what your having done. Many do the I.V's, which are expensive, but I didn't. I only do 1 drug because I want to do things as natural as possible. I take a very active part in my healthcare.

    They do offer financing from a seperate company for people that can't afford it otherwise. I'm taking bio-identical hormones that my Gyn doc is happy to dx for me. I'm taking adrenal glandulars from a naturopath, and numerous other natural items. FFC is the one who really helped me get to the source of what was making me sick. No one else was willing to get to the source, but were only treating the symptoms.

    I know some people think it's a big ripoff, and that's fine. If people have a doc that's really helping them, there's no reason to go.

    I've spent only $1000 out of pocket, and have some control over my life now. It was $1000 well spent. I would have spent a lot more if nessesary. I've done a lot of trial and error on my own, but only after I was dx'ed so I knew what to treat. So make a decision after reserching it.
  8. ldbgcoleman

    ldbgcoleman New Member

    Just to let you know my diet has been an important part of my treatment at the Atlanta FFC. I have lost 27 lbs now. My insurance reimburses me 60% and pays for all of the lab tests. I have a $25 copay on prescriptions and I pay for the supplements myself. I am very happy with my decision to go I have gotten alot better! Lynn