Policies and Pricing

Dr. Hallinen's private practice does not participate with Medicare, Medicaid or any private insurance.  The practice is fee for service. 

All appointments must be made online. Dr. Hallinen does not schedule appointments via telephone.   

To schedule an initial appointment, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of $15 prior to the appointment. This policy is in effect on account of the excessive number of patients who have scheduled an initial appointment and then do not show up. Dr. Hallinen does not double book patients, and spends over an hour with all new patients.  No show patients waste Dr. Hallinen's time and prevent other patients from scheduling appointments. The total cost for the initial appointment is $115.  You may pay the remaining $100 by credit card, cash or check at the time of the initial appointment.

My scheduling program uses Paypal for prepayment. You do not have to have a Paypal account to pay ahead of time, but you do need to have a debit or credit card.   

If you need to reschedule your appointment, and do this at least 48 hours prior to your appointment, you do not need to make another deposit.  If you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled time, or if you do not show up, you do not get the deposit refunded. If you make an appointment and do not pay the $15 deposit, your appointment will be cancelled.  If the weather is bad and you are uncomfortable driving, please notify Dr. Hallinen via email as soon as possible.  You appointment will be rescheduled without penalty. 

If you are uncomfortable using Paypal, you can pay the deposit by mailing a check for $15 at least 5 days before your appointment.For patients that mail a check, your appointment will be held for 3 weekdays after you make the appointment online. If a check does not arrive within three weekdays of making your appointment, your appointment will be cancelled and your check returned.

At the time of your initial appointment, a fee of $100 is required.  This can be paid via cash, credit card or check.

Deposits are required for the initial appointment only.  

Dr. Hallinen does not accept insurance, at the time of your visit a coded receipt will be provided that you can submit to an insurance company.  Dr. Hallinen does not submit forms to insurance compaines.  Medicare does not pay for acupuncture, therefore, Dr. Hallinen will not submit any forms to Medicare. A copy of Dr. Hallinen's billing sheet can be found as a downloadable PDF file at the bottom of this page.






 Initial appointment
 $115          $15 non-refundable deposit due at the time of making the appointment and $100 due at the appointment
 Follow up appointments
 $50  No deposit required 
                          
                                                                              

  

 


A sliding scale is available at the discretion of Dr. Hallinen  It is not available for the initial appointment. 

Note that there is a time of service discount. If you do not pay at the time of service, the fees are much higher. Please see billing sheet below for fee schedule.


Dr. Hallinen accepts credit cards at the time of the appointment via Square.  There is a $25 bounced check fee.

If you have any recent MRI, CT or x-ray reports, or labs, please bring them with you to your initial appointment.  Please bring a list of your medications and doses with your to your initial appointment.

To schedule an appointment click here...Schedule an appointment   Dr. Hallinen is unable to schedule appointments via telephone.  You must make your appointment online. Please email Dr. Hallinen at hallinen@gmail.com if you need to cancel your appointment. Please do this at least 48 hours prior to your appointment. 

Door locked?  Dr. Hallinen frequently does not unlock the outer door until the time of your scheduled appointment. If you are early and find the door locked, please wait until the time of your appointment.  The outer door occasionally gets locked by other tenants in the building. If you have an appointment and find the door locked, please wait a few minutes. 


There is an additional fee if Dr. Hallinen has to fill out any paperwork.  This will be payable at the appointment.  There is also an additional fee if you request laboratory or radiology reports to be mailed to you.

Prices subject to change.


Labs and Radiology


Radiographs and lab work can be done at either Mercy Livingston County, Avant in Brighton, or Huron Valley, or the facility of your choice.  These facilities do accept insurance.  Payment is between you and the facility.  It is your responsibility to obtain advanced authorization from your insurance company if it is required for any tests.  Dr. Hallinen does not call insurance companies.

Questions?  email hallinen@gmail.com




Privacy Policy

Dr. Hallinen does not share patient information with third parties unless you specifically authorize her to do this, unless required by law.  Communication with Dr. Hallinen by email, fax and telephone could possibly be intercepted by third parties.  She takes all usual precautions to prevent this. Gmail is not HIPPA compliant, please be aware that if you communicate protected health information via gmail, it can be intercepted by third parties. Information you submit to the scheduling company, Acuity Scheduling, is covered by their privacy policy.  To review their policy please go to http://acuityscheduling.com/privacy.php.  Credit card payments is via PayPal.  Dr. Hallinen does not retain credit card information.  The Treatment Agreement Form must be signed prior to receiving care from Dr. Hallinen, this can be done at the time of your initial appointment.


Medical Records

Dr. Hallinen uses a pdf/html based electronic medical records system.  You can have a copy of your medical records burned onto a CD for a nominal charge.  These records can be easily viewed on most home computer systems.


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