Health, Hope and Healing From Within
Our Membership Program gives you full control over your health. Unlike conventional medicine providers, we don’t take your concerns lightly, tell you we can’t help, or write you a prescription without hearing your full story. We don’t triple-book appointments, leaving you sitting in the waiting room for an hour (who has time for that?). Jennifer Paulson worked in conventional medicine for five years before opening her own practice, so she understands the frustrations and challenges that it presents to patients.
We’re passionate about helping you be your best self - mind, body, and spirit.
At our initial intake, Jennifer learns about you - your health, your history, your lifestyle. She asks the important questions.
Jennifer takes healing seriously, and she wants to give you the best whole-body health plan for your specific life circumstances.
Jennifer devises a custom health plan for you, educating you every step of the way on the whats, whys, and hows. Why is she recommending this test? What does that number mean? She wants you to ask questions, so you understand completely and have agency over your health and well-being.
Our Membership Program provides a huge number of benefits, which include:
Your first visit
A full 90-minute intake visit where we review your complete history, previous testing you’ve had done and a head to toe examination is completed in addition to vital signs. Jennifer will order recommended labs at this visit.
Your second visit
We review your labs with you explaining optimal ranges and treatment options for abnormal lab results. Then, we devise a personalized, functional medicine plan, which includes nutrition guidance, stress management techniques, movement prescription, supplement recommendations and future testing recommendations.
Analysis of your body composition
We use the results of your body composition to guide your treatment plan and progress. Members can receive up to 2 free Body Composition Analysis per year!
A plethora of other benefits…
including extended visit times (that are not covered by traditional insurance plans), access to a private member Facebook group, discounts on supplement sales, exclusive invitations to members-only wellness events, and more.
What can you expect when working with Jennifer Paulson?
Throw all of your fears and anxieties about coming to the doctor out the window. We’re your partners in health, not just an “expert” who tells you what to do.
We value providing holistic care which requires longer visit times and additional work outside of office visits. The monthly membership fee covers these essentials that are not reimbursed by insurance companies.
Jennifer accepts a very limited amount of new patients so there is a screening process where you will answer some questions and communicate with Jennifer via phone or e-mail to ensure Jennifer’s services will fit your needs. Once a mutual decision is made to proceed, we will send you a link to register for membership (Hint Health) and our secure patient portal (Cerbo). Once you are in our online secure patient portal you will complete New Patient Questionnaires and schedule your first appointment.
We have found that to provide the highest level of service, a client membership program is necessary. Currently nearing patient capacity limits, we are sensitive to the level of service delivered. With the membership plan, we commit to providing the best care to members, including last minute appointments.
Membership is ideal for patients dedicated to working closely with Jennifer seeking assured care and timely appointments. When patient capacity is reached and Jennifer restricts her practice to new or non-member patients to ensure you won’t have to worry about a lengthy wait to make an appointment. Our membership program is focused on providing community support with educational health events, online support, and longer office visit times.
For a list of benefits, head to our Membership Program page. One of the benefits that our patients most value is that they have access to longer appointment times, so we can really delve into their issues without the time limits of conventional medicine office visits.
No, this is a cash pay service not covered by insurance. Some insurance companies will allow you to use your FSA or HSA card to pay for your monthly fee. You should consult directly with your insurance for detailed coverage options.
Much preparation time and effort goes into your visit outside of the actual appointment. This includes portal messaging, refilling prescriptions, referrals, etc. This all to ensure a thorough wellness plan for you.
If we are “in network/contracted with” your insurance plan, our office will verify benefits coverage prior to your visit. Per our billing guidelines, we will do the following:
• Collect your “patient responsibility” at the time of service. This includes co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance and past due account balances.
• Submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement.
If you have an insurance plan we are not contracted with, we require an “at the time of service” payment. You will receive a discounted office visit charge with a receipt to submit to your insurance.
From our website membership page, click “Enroll membership” link. This takes you to a new site called Hint Health. Hint Health is the nation’s leader in managing secure online membership programs. You will enter your payment info and complete the registration process.
Upon membership enrollment, you will enter your credit or debit card information. Monthly billing on this card will occur the 15th or 25th depending on enrollment date. If a debit card, two very small deposits will transact into your account. As a security measure, you will need to portal message our office the transaction amounts so we can verify your account and activate your membership.
Jennifer offers “telehealth” visits. Using an online meeting room, you can log-in to see each other via your computer cameras/screens. If you do not have access to a computer, the consult can be done via the phone. Oregon law and our office policy require an annual face-to-face visit in the office but the remainder of visits can be done via telehealth. There is a trend for insurance companies to cover telehealth visits. Sometimes our office cannot verify this benefit so we encourage patients to check with their insurance about this coverage options.
Jennifer has agreed to provide primary care services to her members only if allowed by your insurance company . She will coordinate referrals to specialists as needed. Please know that Jennifer works in the office 3 days per week so if you are ill and have an acute medical need, you may need to use one fo the local urgent cares. During office hours, Jennifer will do her best to see her members for same day/sick visits.
Please send a portal message to Jennifer indicating your medical concerns and urgency. Jennifer reserves appointment times for her members and will do her best to see you as these types of needs arise. Exceptions to this would be when Jennifer is out of the office.