Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is there an underlying philosophy of care at Winter Health and Wellness
and Afton Alternative Associates?
Answer: We believe that with the proper support and guidance,
that all of us can grow and progress emotionally, mentally,
physically and spiritually. With this in mind, our healing
modalities take into account that there are many ways to
approach a health issue. We might begin by addressing certain
thought patterns, certain troublesome emotions or even physical
discomfort, depending on the person. Because they are interrelated,
however, we work in a way that honors and gives a voice to all of
these aspects. Whatever the approach, our constant aim is to teach
self acceptance, increased awareness and personal responsibility.
Simple to say, but truly powerful when put into action.
2. Do Winter Health and Wellness and Afton Associates practitioners
also have traditional training, and do they coordinate with other health care providers?
Answer: All practitioners working through the Winter and Afton
practices are traditionally trained in their health care practice
of choice. When working with clients, they all work from a core
of holistic principles, while grounding these principles in proven,
practical, hands-on-modalities. Disciplines such as counseling,
occupational therapy or other related fields all rely upon this
holistic orientation while also being informed by traditional
standards of practice. We make a point to coordinate with other
involved health care providers.
3. Can I use my health insurance for your services?
Answer: Most health insurance plans are written to include
such policies as "medically necessary", before they will cover
for services. Because of this, to best insure that your plan
will cover, it is recommended that you secure a medical referral
from either a medical physician, an osteopath or a chiropractor
that specifies who they are referring to, the need for the service,
what their diagnosis is, the specific service they are referring for
and the number of sessions they recommend.
Once this referral is written and available, the chance of
your policy covering is much enhanced. We can submit this
information along with claim forms to your insurance carrier,
but require up-front payment for individual sessions prior to
this service step taking place. You can also choose to submit
your claim forms and other required information yourself and
obtain a coverage opinion from your insurance company prior to
beginning sessions with us. We are happy to furnish information to
support this method of submission to your insurance provider.