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This quick reference is to provide you with an easy way to review general policies. Please see below for more detailed information.
Many individuals who spend time at our studio have sensitivities to chemicals +/or natural substances. For this reason, we kindly ask that you please refrain from wearing any scented products when you visit us including, but not limited to, scented lotions, oils, salves, balms, cologne, perfume, aftershave, hair spray, hair products, etc. — even if they are “natural,” “organic,” or lighted scented. We are dedicated to the health of our clients, practitioners, studio, community + the planet. We uphold strict standards for the products we use, promote + sell in our studio.
We require at least 24 hours notice for appointment cancellations for any scheduled service. No-shows, same-day cancellations + cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice are subject to no less than a $50 cancellation fee. You may be charged for products, materials, supplies, or sterile solutions that were special ordered +/or prepared for your appointment that you missed or late-cancelled. By scheduling an appointment, you are agreeing to our cancellation policy.
If unforeseen circumstances require us to cancel or reschedule your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, the $50 cancellation fee may be waived at our discretion.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please CALL Body Blu. It is not guaranteed that an e-mail will reach us in a timely manner. If you cancel via e-mail, you may still be charged a cancellation fee. If you carry an unpaid balance, your account will be locked until the balance is satisfied in full. A locked account will mean you will not have access to your shot package or any other service you have pre-paid for.
We regret that late arrivals will not receive an extension of scheduled service times + you will be financially responsible for full service fees. Please plan for traffic + parking. We will make every effort to perform your entire treatment in the remaining scheduled time. However, we reserve the right to reschedule your appointment if you are more than 10 minutes late or if we feel there is not enough time to give you a quality treatment + to not keep other guests waiting.
All services are provided based on a self-pay agreement. All scheduled appointments require a valid credit card on file to confirm your appointment + guarantee payment, including payment of late cancellation + no-show fees. This card will be securely held in our HIPAA compliant database. The card on file cannot be a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) debit card. We do not hold credit cards on file for shot bar only clients.
Payment is due in full at the time services are rendered unless other arrangements have previously been made in writing. Cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover + debit cards displaying the Visa or MasterCard logo are accepted. We do not accept checks, HSA or FSA cards. Your credit card on file is not readily available to access for payment at the time you receive services. It is only used to confirm appointments + guarantee payment for scheduled appointments.
When self-paying for laboratory testing or utilizing nontraditional tests or home-use tests, there may be additional associated fees incurred for lab analysis, processing, venipuncture, specimen collection +/or handling, transport +/or shipping of specimen + laboratory test kit(s).
Prices subject to change without prior notice.
We do not offer refunds for services, treatments, procedures, shots, packages, gift cards, or consultations. Products + merchandise may be returned for office credit only within 14 days of original purchase if items are unopened, unused, undamaged + not worn. We are unable to accept prescription medications, including thyroid medications, for refunds.
We do not schedule appointments for B12-based intramuscular (IM) injections. They are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis during posted walk-in hours. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive treatment (ID may be required) unless you are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A signed electronic Informed Consent + liability waiver is mandatory prior to any treatment. Some injectable solutions may be contraindicated with certain health conditions or situations, including pregnancy + breastfeeding, or when taken concurrently with some supplements +/or medications, which will be addressed prior to treatment. It is your responsibility to thoroughly read the Informed Consent that outlines the treatment + possible contraindications, to ask questions that you may have, to let us know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding + disclose any health conditions, concerns + medications you are currently taking (prescription, herbal, or otherwise) prior to treatment. If you have any known adverse reactions to any of the ingredients in a shot you’re considering – please avoid it!
Not all shots or individual solutions may be available at all locations or events at all times. There are no cash or credit card refunds for shots, shot packages or gift cards. Shot packages obtained through charitable organizations + raffles or gifted in any way are not transferrable + are not redeemable for cash or credit.
Walk-in hours are not to be used for medical review or advice outside of what is necessary for the treatment you are seeking at the time.
We kindly request that you do not bring your furry or feathery friends inside our facilities unless they are a Service Dog on duty. We love all animals. However, pets, therapy dogs + emotional support animals are not permitted inside our offices.
A Service Dog is defined by The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a dog that has been “individually + specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability or specific medical requirements,” permitting Service Dogs to accompany people with disabilities in all areas where members of the public are allowed to go. It’s important to note that “therapy dogs” are not Service Dogs + are not recognized by the ADA. Thank you for your cooperation + understanding. This is for everyone’s health + safety.
We require that everyone wear shoes or appropriate footwear with a sole when walking through our offices – this includes your kiddos! We kindly ask that you do not allow your babies to crawl on the floor + that your children not press against any window or screen (we are on the second floor). Please keep your children with you at all times + under your direct supervision while in our offices. This is for respect of our guests + employees + for everyone’s safety.
We ask that you be mindful of the environment + our green certification by pitching in to be sure your trash is disposed of in the appropriate containers we provide. When utilizing our paper goods (drinking cups, for instance), kindly dispose of them in one of our many recycle bins or hand them to a staff member to dispose of. Thank you!
We are happy to answer short questions to clarify instructions or treatment plans on the phone without charge. If a call is used as a substitute for an in-person appointment or results in professional/medical advice, a new or different prescription or supplement including dosages, or any other change to your treatment plan, you will be charged the same rate as an appointment.
For non-urgent medically related questions, please limit e-mail communication to clarifications of previously discussed issues. These should require a simple answer, such as “yes” or “no.” If your e-mail is a request for us to review websites, books, journals, articles or non-prescribed supplements from external sources or Internet searches for opinions + feedback, this is a billable service + will be charged at the doctor’s hourly rate. The fee for this type of service request is not covered by any payment made for any previous consultation. Please understand that e-mail communication is not secure or HIPAA compliant + we cannot guarantee protection of your Personal Health Information when traditional e-mail is used. E-mail is not to be used in place of an appointment, for medical advice, or for any change to an existing treatment plan or change in medication/supplement or dosage. Please call the office to discuss any concerns; it may be necessary to schedule a follow-up appointment for appropriate continued care. Please allow up to 3 business days for a response if you choose to communicate via e-mail. Questions or requests that are related to administration, such as appointment scheduling or billing, should be directed to our front desk staff. For more complex +/or urgent questions or requests, please call the office. Our staff will determine if your communication requires scheduling an appointment or other action.
Information on this web site has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food + Drug Administration (FDA). Contents provided are for general information purposes only + not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or qualified healthcare provider. Body Blu (et al.), assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of its sites or blogs. Products + services provided, including nutrient injections, are not guaranteed to prevent, treat, or cure any health concern, condition or disease. Prices, formulas, programs, services, events, partner locations + hours of operation are subject to change without notice.
Regular follow-up appointments are necessary to review + properly document how well you are doing with your prescriptions + lifestyle modifications, including dietary changes. During your appointment, we will have the opportunity to review your blood work, symptoms, questions, concerns + general progress.
Follow-up appointments traditionally last 30-40 minutes. We generally recommend that all patients schedule a follow-up appointment every 2-3 weeks in the beginning of any new treatment + subsequent appointments at least once every 3 months so that we may properly manage your health, control symptoms + help you to feel your very best! Symptoms are usually due to a myriad of factors + it can take some time to resolve issues. We do not + cannot make any guarantees in regards to treatment success.
If you are taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or thyroid medication, you must be seen by the doctor every 3 months to review your progress + obtain a lab requisition for blood work in order to evaluate + refill your medication. Prescriptions for hormones, including thyroid, are authorized for 90-day increments. It is your responsibility to schedule follow-up appointments so that you do not run out of your medication. This policy is in place to reduce your risk of any ill-effects + so that we may monitor your progress + make any adjustments to your medications + dosages as needed. If you experience any change in symptoms regardless of where you are in the course of your treatment, please call the office to schedule an appointment.
Unscheduled calls, walk-in visits to the office, e-mails + B12 shot bar hours are not to be used in place of an appointment. Please keep all health concern discussions for scheduled consultations only. For privacy + consideration, the doctor cannot discuss your health concerns during walk-in hours or while at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy or other off-site locations or events. Medical advice will only be discussed during scheduled consultations; lab results will only be reviewed + discussed during scheduled follow-up appointments.
We are dedicated to working with you in order for you to achieve + maintain optimal health. We need your dedication + cooperation in order to reach goals + celebrate successful outcomes! It is important that you follow your treatment plan as recommended + not deviate from it in any way. Please do not substitute supplements, start or stop any supplement or medication, change dosages of any supplement or medication, or vary your plan without the express recommendation + approval by your doctor. Changes such as these require a follow up consultation in order to appropriately review your concerns, any changes in symptoms or plateaus in progress + make appropriate recommendations based on the findings from your visit. This is especially important when taking hormones including, but not limited to, thyroid medication, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone + DHEA. “Experimenting” or “playing” with dosages + adding supplements to your regime may cause worsened imbalance + put you at risk for serious ill effects. We ask that you please do not take your treatment plan into your own hands or take the advice from a multitude of sources, professional or not, to devise your own plan. This can greatly slow down or halt your healing process.
Body Blu is strictly a self-pay practice. We do not accept or bill insurance. We do not code receipts for reimbursement.
Services, labs + imaging costs ordered through our office will not be covered or reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, or Medi-Cal.
By making a purchase at Body Blu — for services, treatments, supplements, or otherwise — you acknowledge that you may not seek insurance reimbursement.
Prescriptions need to be obtained during an appointment. Patients are required to book an appointment at least two weeks before needing a prescription refill. Most prescriptions for thyroid medications + hormones are for a 90-day supply. It is your responsibility to schedule a follow-up appointment well before running out of your prescription to ensure there is no interruption in your treatment.
No prescription dose changes will be made outside of an appointment.
If your symptoms change, worsen, or you feel that you are experiencing adverse effects from any treatment you have received from Body Blu, please call the office immediately. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 without hesitation.
In the event you simply need a refill called in for a pharmaceutical you have been on for years + we have deemed you stable + your symptoms are well managed, we will be happy to call in the refill for a $10 administration fee.
Should you need a refill of a prescription that was dispensed at a pharmacy, please call the pharmacy with your refill number. The number of refills you have remaining should be clearly marked on your medication label. If not, please call the pharmacy that filled the prescription to inquire about remaining refills. Before your prescription completely runs out, you will need to schedule a follow-up appointment in order to renew the prescription or obtain a new one. It is necessary to review your symptoms + progress in order for the doctor to determine whether you need a change in medication or dosage.
Should you need a refill of any supplement or prescription dispensed at Body Blu, please inform the office at least one week prior to needing your refill. It may be an item that is out-of-stock, back ordered, on order, or we may have low inventory on the products you need. If you need to “stock up” due to leaving to go out of town, please let us know well in advance so we are able to fulfill your request in a timely manner.
All lab results will be reviewed + discussed during a scheduled follow-up appointment.
Lab requisitions are completed during appointments in order for the doctor to determine the appropriate tests that may be indicated. Lab tests are ordered for established patients only. If labs are being requested that your insurance provider doesn’t deem medically necessary, the costs of those labs are your financial responsibility. Reviewing + discussing your results necessitates a follow-up appointment.
Many of the laboratory tests we order at Body Blu are complex + integral to diagnosing + treating multi-factoral or complex conditions. For this reason, lab results will only be discussed with your doctor during scheduled appointments. Results will not be available to you until you have the opportunity to discuss the findings with your doctor during an appointment.
Copies of your labs will not be mailed, faxed, or otherwise made available to you prior to reviewing them with the doctor during a scheduled follow-up appointment. It is highly recommended to schedule a follow-up appointment to review labs as soon as possible.
If you misplace an order for testing, we require no less than a 24-hour notice to rewrite the order. We will contact you when the form is ready. You may pick up the replacement requisition at the office or we can mail it to you.
We maintain the privacy of medical + health information of any individual for whom we provide services (“Protected Health Information” or “PHI”) + endeavor to comply with all relevant state, national + international laws + regulations including the U.S. Health Insurance Portability + Accountability Act (HIPAA). In addition, all personal information is confidential + not disclosed to third parties unless under a court order or we have received signed documentation from our client to release information being requested. This includes but is not limited to name, address, phone number, social security number + e-mail address. Information regarding a minor’s PHI may be disclosed to the legal guardian as required by law. It is important that you understand that your information can be used + shared in the following ways: