Medical Treatments

At Balance Medical Center, our medical doctors use an annual fee system, which takes into account the multitude of services offered to our patients, which are not covered by the public medical system.

We appreciate that the Canadian public medical system is doing its best to offer care to millions of its citizens. The system, however, is built on doctors seeing large numbers of patients in short office visits with long wait times. This fast paced system does not fit with our personalized care model.

To maximize our patient experience, we use resources available through the public system such as labs, diagnostic testing, and specialist referrals. We then add valuable services that are not offered by the system.

Main Services covered by our Annual Packages

  • Access to a specialty trained functional medicine doctor who has expertise in both pharmaceutical and holistic health systems
  • A clinic environment which specializes in personalized medicine – a major advancement of the current medical model
  • Access to a clinic which offers 30-60 minute visits with your physician throughout the year (and our doctors are diligent with being on time)
  • Ordering and interpretation of private lab testing, designed for a detailed assessment of your health
  • Availability of secure video teleconference visits with your physician using the Livecare portal
  • Access to a live and online seminar series conducted by various members of our allied health team
  • Doctor to pharmacy prescription renewals at no charge
  • Simple doctors notes required for work or other reasons. More complex forms such as disability or legal forms are charged additionally
  • After hours on call paging services (for urgent issues only)

Additional services available that are not covered by our annual packages:

  • Costs for private lab testing
  • Advanced medical procedures, such as prolotherapy, prolozone, and neural therapy
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Naturopathic doctor visits

Health Plans

All first year patients start with the New Patient Health Plan.

This health plan includes:

  • All of the Main Services listed above.
  • Two one hour consults with your physician spaced roughly one month apart.
  • Ongoing half hour follow up consults with your physician through the year. The frequency of these consults is determined by the individual requirements of your case.
  • Throughout the year, your physician will encourage you to attend seminars and view webinars that are pertinent to your health journey.

Cost $1400

Once the initial year is complete, we encourage our patients to continue their care with us. They can choose from either of the following health plans:

For those patients with higher health needs in the following years of care.

This annual health plan includes:

  • All of the Main Services listed above.
  • A one hour review to reflect on progress from the previous year and create new health goals for the upcoming year.
  • Regular half hour consults with your physician to keep your health goals on track. The frequency of these consults are determined by the individual requirements of your case.
  • Throughout the year, your physician will encourage you to attend seminars and view webinars that are pertinent to your health journey.

Cost $1000

For those patients with lower health needs in the following years of care.

This health plan includes:

  • All of the Main Services listed above.
  • Two half hour consults with your physician throughout the year.
  • Throughout the year, your physician will encourage you to attend seminars and view webinars that are pertinent to your health journey.

Cost $400

Additional Details

For those patients who wish to pay for each service individually, there is a pay-per-visit option. Please note the following restrictions of using a pay-per-visit model:

  • The majority of the Main Services included in the annual health plans are not available to pay-per-visit patients.
  • You will not have access to a health coach.
  • The visit is designed for health prevention and/or optimization.
  • During this visit, you will only be accessing time with the physician and the prescriptions, private lab testing, and treatments that are suggested.
  • If a medically necessary health concern is brought up at this visit, you will be recalled in a timely fashion to have a separate complimentary visit to discuss. Appropriate labs and/or imaging will be ordered and billed to MSP. We will also offer another complimentary visit to review the findings of the test that was ordered.
  • All pay-per-visit appointments can be conducted either in person or via secure video teleconference.

30 min office time:   $350
60 min office time:   $700

Prescription renewals: $50
(out of office)

  • Costs for private lab testing
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Advanced medical procedures, such as prolotherapy, prolozone, and neural therapy
  • Naturopathic doctor visits
  • Writing complex forms such as disability or legal forms
We welcome out of province patients into our practice, and can provide the same high level of care that we offer our in town patients. Due to inter-provincial variability which governs health care, the following rules apply to out of province clients:

  • The first consult is mandated to be in person. In some circumstances, the physician will request that a periodic in-person review be conducted if a specific physical examination is required.
  • Follow-up consultations will be conducted either via a secure Health Canada approved teleconferencing system or through the telephone.
  • There will be an additional annual charge of $200 to account for our inability to publicly bill out of province patients for telehealth services.
  • A lab requisition for publicly available services can be provided, but certain provinces (Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec) may not accept this requisition. You will then need to see your local doctor to have these tests ordered.
  • If specific private laboratory testing is required, the collection kit will be shipped to you for a nominal shipping charge, and the test will be explained over the telephone.
Our services are fully covered if you have access to an extended health plan that utilizes a health spending account. There are also insurance offerings that allow self-employed business owners to write off medical expenses as a business expense.

In all cases, services are paid for by the patient. We will provide a full itemized receipt which you can use for reimbursement from your provider.

All of our medical doctor services are GST exempt.