Fees

Chiropractic Fees

Initial Visit (45-60 min): $70

Subsequent Visits (15 min): $45

Pediatric Initial Visit: $45

Pediatric Subsequent Visit: $25

Student & Senior Initial Visit: $60

Student & Senior Subsequent Visit: $35
Children age 15 and under, seniors (65+), and students (with valid ID) qualify for reduced rates.

 

Registered Massage Therapy Fees

90 min Massage: $140
75 min Massage: $120

60 min Massage: $100
45 min Massage: $80
30 min Massage: $60

*all massage fees include GST

 

 

Medical Services Plan of BC (MSP)

M.S.P. provides partial coverage of $23.00 per treatment for 10 treatments a year only for persons on premium assistance. This is for massage, chiropractic etc combined. Please consult this office for details. Fees related to x-ray examinations, insurance reports, and requested letters not insured otherwise are the patient’s responsibility. No referral is required.
For more information please visit:  http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/msp/infoben/benefits.html
 

Extended Health Plan Benefits

Patients may receive reimbursement of office fees from most extended health benefit plans, such as those offered through Pacific Blue Cross. Extended health benefit information is available from your employer. This office will help with the completion of required forms and provide receipts that should be sent to your extended health benefits provider. Your employer determines limits and conditions for reimbursement.  No referral is required. In some cases we may be able to direct bill your insurance company through the Telus Health Provider Portal. For more information about direct billing please contact our office. 
 

WorkSafeBC Claims

Chiropractic office visit fees, reports and x-rays are paid by WorkSafeBC for work related injuries. Workers are also covered for wage loss benefits while under the care of their family chiropractor. Injured persons should consult their doctor of chiropractic immediately following injury. No referral is required.
 

ICBC

Coverage is provided for office visits and x-rays for injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents.  Please speak with your family chiropractor regarding office fees and related procedures. Your chiropractor will provide, upon request, a medical legal report and attend court when requested by your or ICBC’s lawyer. Injured persons should consult their doctor of chiropractic as soon as possible following their car crash.  No referral is required.
 
POLICIES

We are here to provide you with the very best care and attention. We attempt to be available during the times our patients most desire. At Marine Chiropractic & Wellness, we understand that unanticipated events occur in everyone’s lives. However, out of respect for both our practitioners and the patients who are trying to rearrange their busy schedules, we ask that you do your very best to not cancel appointments last minute or not show up for your scheduled appointment. In our commitment to provide an outstanding experience to all of our patients and out of consideration for our practitioners’ time, we have adopted the following policies:

 

Arrival at the Office

Please arrive for your appointment 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to ensure a complete session. This allows you the time to fill out any appropriate forms, change clothing if necessary, and prepare for your treatment.  It will also help you slow down and catch your breath from your busy day!

 

Tardy Policy

As you can imagine, late arrivals can set back our schedules significantly. As a courtesy to our patients, if you arrive late, your session will be shortened to the remainder of your original scheduled appointment.  If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, you will be asked to reschedule.  Practitioners may choose to accommodate for the change if they are able. The first offence will be forgiven, but any following will be charged 50% of the scheduled service price. If more than three visits are missed or tardy, advanced payment will be requested.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel or reschedule your appointment without charge but 24 hours notice is appreciated in order to give your spot to another patient in need.

 

No Show Policy

Out of consideration and respect of our practitioners’ time, if a patient does not show up for a scheduled appointment and does not provide any type of advanced notice, the patient will be charged a $20.00 NO SHOW FEE. This fee will then be DONATED TO THE POWELL RIVER HOSPITAL FOUNDATION in which Dr. Buhay is an active member.

We understand that sometimes life is a little out of your control and that unforeseen circumstances happen. In other words, if you are going into labor, you will not be charged a no show fee.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to helping you remain Healthy. Strong. Empowered.

 

*Please Note: Not receiving an automated reminder is NOT an acceptable excuse for missing an appointment.  These automated reminders should be considered a “bonus” to keep you on track with your schedule and should not be relied upon as your sole method of knowing when your appointment is.

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