Frequently Asked Questions

How long have you been open? 

  • We first opened our doors in 2016! 

How long are the visits and what is the cost? 

  • A new patient visit is 75-90 minutes and costs $350. During this time, you and your doctor will discuss your goals, health history, diet, and lifestyle to determine a customized treatment plan. At this time we may recommend labs, supplements, injections, or IV therapy. Follow up visits are $195 for 45-60 minutes. Nutrition new client visits are $225 and follow up visits are $165. 

Do you accept insurance?

  • We do not accept insurance directly. However, we do accept health savings accounts (HSAs) or flexible savings accounts (FSAs). If you have insurance, we recommend reaching out to your insurance company to see if your plan has coverage for "out of network providers". Upon request, we can supply you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement or to be applied towards your deductible.

  • Medicare & Medi-Cal patients: While some insurance providers cover lab costs, Medicare and Medi-Cal plans will not pay for labs ordered by Naturopathic Doctors. That said, you can access labs at a much more affordable price than out of pocket through our client bill option. Or, you can request that another covered provider submit labs on our behalf. Please call our office with any additional questions or for more guidance.

Where do I park?

  • There is free 75 minute street parking as well as a connected parking garage to the right of the building. The four spots on the left at the end of the garage are reserved for Origins.

What is the difference between all the “B-shots” offered? How do I decide which B-shot to get?

  • We offer a B12 shot that is simply B12. We prefer to use Methylcobalamin, the most readily available form of B12 present in foods like meat, fish, and poultry versus other synthetic forms.

  • Our B12 Blast shot is the same dose of B12 along with folate. Folate is used in many of the same cellular reactions as B12.  By supplementing with these together, you will get better absorption of both!

  • The Mega B is our favorite shot that we offer here at Origins. It is the same dose of B12 as the other two, along with all of the other essential B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6.

Can you combine injections?

  • Some shots can be combined, while others cannot. We are happy to discuss all of your options with you at your injection visit. 

 

What is the difference between an injection and a boost?

  • An injection contains the full dose of vitamins in each of our shots, while “boosts” contain half the dosage of nutrients. Boosts are a great way to add a bit extra to your main shot. Our Medical Assistant will be happy to help you to determine which shot and possibly boost combo will be best for your specific needs.  

How long does it take to get an injection?

  • If it is your first injection, the entire appointment will probably take about 10-15 minutes. If you are returning, 5 minutes or less! 

 

Do I have to make an appointment for an injection or can I just walk-in?

  • You are welcome to walk into the office for an injection during our normal business hours. You are also welcome to schedule one online or by calling the office. 

 

How long do the injections last vs. how long do the IVs last?

  • The longevity of the vitamins varies from person to person! IVs contain more vitamins at higher doses than the injections, so they will last in your body longer than the injections. Most people who get the IVs report 2-3 weeks until they feel they need an extra boost. Injections usually last one to two weeks, depending on the person based on lifestyle, stress, and diet. 

What makes me a good candidate for IV therapy?

  • A lot of people who have micronutrient deficiencies (ex. Vitamin B12, Magnesium, zinc, etc.), athletes, people who travel frequently, those with gastrointestinal disorders, or chronic viral conditions are common candidates. IV therapy is also appropriate if you’re looking for a general pick-me-up or effective hydration. 

Do I have to make an appointment for an IV? 

  • Yes, IVs require an advanced appointment. If you are a new patient, we require that you attend an IV Intro Visit and visit the lab for a blood draw prior to your first IV treatment. If you've had your blood drawn within the last 6 months, we are looking specifically for your CMP and CBC. Those looking to receive High Dose C or other specialized infusions for chronic conditions may require a full New Patient Consult and additional lab work prior to their first infusion, along with additional Follow Up Visits. Contact us to learn more about our IV treatments.

Are you open on the weekends? 

  • At this time, we are not open on the weekends.

 

Do you do traveling injections or IVs?

  • At this time, we do not offer traveling injections or IVs.