Health and Healing Sessions with Awakenings

Introduction to Well Woman Care - Ken Goldman

Ever wish you could get input from a holistic healthcare provider about your health? Ever wish you had someone to oversee and help with lifestyle changes or dietary changes to make sure it supports your healing process? Ever wish you could get a pap in a gentle, slow-paced manner?

Well, you can!

Midwives are professional health care providers who offer primary care to healthy people who identify as women or were assigned female at birth. So long as you have at one point started your menses and you haven’t yet completed menopause, we can help take care of you. This model of care encompasses people’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs, and intends to foster self-determination in people throughout their lives.

You can receive a health and wellness screen using the Midwifery Model of Care to address common discomforts and detect and prevent dis-ease/imbalance. We make referrals as necessary for needs outside the midwifery scope of practice.

To aid in proper growth, general well-being, cultivating joy and love, we work with you to make lifestyle changes, we provide nutritional counseling, we use alternative modalities such as herbs and homeopathy, and we use various forms of bodywork when called to do so.

What the Health and Healing Sessions Include

Options for items we may cover in Health and Healing Sessions, depending on your needs and desires:

2 What the Well Woman Care Includes

  • Comprehensive health history assessment (required)
  • Screen for dis-ease, including heavy metal toxicity or mineral deficiencies
  • Create a healthcare plan, together, to aid in optimal health and healing
  • Support healing with alternative therapy options for ailments discussed during care, including plant based medicines (herbal and 
homeopathic remedies), Reiki or other forms of bodywork, energy clearing/energy management, cleanses, and/or various other modalities within our scope and training
  • Nutritional Counseling, including diet analysis and strategizing, dietary cleanses, as appropriate
  • Physical Exam/Assessment of vital organs
  • Pap Smear – uterine and cervical cancer screen
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening
  • Breast Exam
  • Reproductive Health Counseling, including:
    • Sexuality
    • Preconception and Fertility Awareness Based Method
    • Conception including assisting with IUI or ICI
    • Contraceptive Options*
    • Menopause
  • Addressing various traumas including those associated with the Conventional Medical
 Model of Care.
  • Referrals to local alternative practitioners, 
as needed.
  • Access to our Lending Library
The Process

The Process to Determine if we are your Midwives

If you’re seeking Health and Healing sessions from Awakenings, we start with a phone call or email to answer any questions.

Just send us an inquiry letting us know you are interested.

Please be specific with what you’re hoping with regards to the care and include any pertinent information to your history and health.

Once any questions have been answered, the next step is to set up an appointment. We’ll send you some links to documents so that you can begin the intake process.

Getting Started with Awakenings – the Intake Process!

Getting Started with Awakenings - the Intake Process!

We will send you a Holistic Healthcare Welcome Pack over email or select the button on the sidebar. Please download all the items, as links do expire.

There are two sections, one for your information only, and one that needs to be printed and filled out. Please have this paperwork ready for the first appointment. If you do not have access to a printer, let us know and we’ll send you the documents via snail mail.

This is holistic healthcare, which means we like to know a lot up front, so anticipate an hour or two to read through and fill out all the required documents.

  • Be prepared to pay for the services in full at the first visit.
  • Be prepared to pay a “Petty Cash” Refundable Deposit which will be determined upon completion of the Intake Process and be based on your needs and desires.
Scheduling

Well Woman CareLocation: Appointment location takes place at your home or our (home) office, depending on your preferences.

When: 
Appointments are during normal business hours, Monday – Friday.

Length of Appointments: Visits are scheduled for 2 hours.

 

Fees for Services

Fees for Services

Office Visits for 2 hours are: $125/session or a package of 4 is $450.

Home Visits (within Awakenings range) for 2 hours are: $175/session or a package of 4 is $650.

We do offer a sliding scale (see section below). Let us know your financial situation and we’ll decide on a fee that works for all of us.

Additional Expenses: Refundable Deposit

Additional Expenses

The standard fee does not include any lab work such as paps, blood draws, or STI testing. It does not include herbal and homeopathic remedies.

These may incur an additional expense.

Because of this, you are required to pay, separate from the Holistic Healthcare fee, a “Petty Cash Refundable Deposit.”

The “Petty Cash Refundable Deposit” amount varies and depends on what testing/screening you plan to receive. We estimate the cost of these labs. We consider it a deposit because lab fees are always changing and we will not know the true cost until the bill is received. Any expenses exceeding the refundable deposit will be billed accordingly and you are responsible to pay. Any unused funds will be returned.

Sliding Scale

Sliding Scale

Access to midwifery care is EXTREMELY important to Awakenings. We hope to provide care to all people regardless of income.

As holistic care has grown, it has moved further and further from low-income communities and people of color. In staying true to the values of midwifery, we offer sliding scale and flexible payment plans to those willing to discuss their financial status with us.

We trust you will value and prioritize this quality care over accessories. But even still, it can be challenging to know whether one qualifies for sliding scale. A general guideline is whether or not it creates “Financial Hardship.” Generally, if you have to wonder whether it does or doesn’t, you probably don’t fit that category. If you’re struggling to pay rent each month or can’t purchase the nourishing foods you want, you do qualify.

If you decide a sliding scale applies to you, please consider bartering for a portion of the fee. We are open to your ideas!

Insurance Coverage

If you have a PPO health insurance, you may be able to obtain reimbursement in accordance with your insurance plan for services from providers who are “out-of-network.”

If you would like to bill insurance, we will provide a superbill with the codes applicable to the care you received. You can then submit that to your insurer. We are sorry we are unable to assist you in insurance billing endeavors at this time.

We can bill labs directly to your insurer.