Regenerative Medicine Services
Investing in your health is just that – “an investment.” Unlike material or financial investments, health investments should cause you to gain in wellness, mobility, strength, and stability, among a wealth of other benefits. What good are material things without the one true gift of good health?
At Caring Medical we strive to achieve that ultimate goal for you – that goal of being healthy and active without chronic pain. Only you can decide what is fair and “worth the investment” when it comes to out-of-pocket costs for your health care. We will make every effort to instill the feeling of “that was worth it” when you come to Caring Medical for Prolotherapy.
Standard Payment Policy
We respectfully ask for payment at the time of service for established patients. New Patient consultations are scheduled upon pre-payment, and any treatments received during the visit can be paid at the time of service. As a New Patient, our team will schedule two appointments for you: an initial phone history with a clinical staff member and the in-person consultation with the practitioner. These are both included in the pre-paid, non-refundable fee. We like to take the time to get to know more about your case over the phone, prior to seeing you in person, in order to review your past medical history, medications, etc… This also gives you a nice opportunity to get some initial questions answered about preparing for your in-person visit to our office!
Caring Medical accepts all major credit cards and/or cash for payment.
In-Office Visits & Telemedicine Consultations
New Patient in-office consultation/exam: $250-500 (This fee is non-refundable and prepaid upon scheduling.)
Telemedicine consultation: $250-375 (This fee is non-refundable and prepaid upon scheduling.)*
Follow-up visits and consultations for new problems: $175
*Please note that telemedicine visits prior to being seen in our Florida office/Hauser Neck Center are reserved for our most complex neck and EDS patients coming from out of state. Our Illinois office is able to offer telemedicine visits to patients suffering from a wider range of conditions. Please reach out to our team to see which type of visit and office is the best fit for your case. We look forward to talking with you!
The following list has been provided as a guide for determining expected costs for various services provided at Caring Medical. The actual price may be more or less depending on the exact area being treated as well as if Stem Cell Prolotherapy was recommended or nitrous gas being used, which adds to the cost of the overall treatment. For example, someone with “back pain” might have pain in the lower back and the hips, and after physical exam and discussion of your medical history, it is determined that Prolotherapy to both the back and hips is recommended. So the cost would be $900 plus $600 per hip. On the other hand, your back pain might involve only treating your mid-back region and nowhere else. We use this example to show how with Comprehensive Prolotherapy, it just depends on your particular case. Ultrasound guidance for injections is used as needed and is included in the price of Prolotherapy.
Cost for Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Stem Cell Therapy
|Area treated||Cost per Treatment|
|Prolotherapy – Low Back||$900|
|Prolotherapy – Mid Back||$900|
|Prolotherapy – Neck||$900-1,400|
|Prolotherapy – Knee, Shoulder, or Hip (each)||$600|
|Prolotherapy – TMJ (each)||$450|
|Prolotherapy – Wrist, Ankle, or Elbow (each)||$600|
|Prolotherapy – Pubis, or Ischial tuberosity||$550|
|Prolotherapy – Foot or Achilles (each)||$500|
|Prolotherapy – Pelvic Floor||$750-$1,400|
|Prolotherapy – Heel or Hand (each)||$450|
|Prolotherapy – Toe(s) or Finger(s) (dependent upon the quantity treated)||$375 – $525|
|Prolotherapy – Sternoclavicular (each)||$450|
|Platelet Rich Plasma (added to above cost of Prolotherapy)||$600|
|Stem Cell Therapy (Bone Marrow and/or Lipoaspirate) (added to above cost of Prolotherapy)||$1,750 – $2,700|
|Perineural injections / Neurofascial||$325|
|Nerve Release and Regenerative Injection Therapy (NRRIT) / Hydrodissection||$525|
|Nerve block injections||$400-600|
|Digital Motion X-ray test – Cervical spine||$1,200|
|Digital Motion X-ray test – Other areas||$400-600|
|Digital Motion X-ray guided injections||$350-$500|
|Ultrasound (diagnostic, per area)||$145|
|Conscious Sedation (available at Florida clinic)||$1,500-$2,000|
|Pricing for treatments, medications, or consultations are subject to change at any time.|
Caring Medical will provide you with an itemized statement that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. The invoice will be marked as paid, asking the insurance company to send any reimbursement directly to you, the patient.
Please note: Health insurance is a contract between you and your insurance carrier only. We are not part of your contract and can in no way guarantee any level of insurance reimbursement. While we withdraw from involvement in insurance disputes, we will provide you and/or your insurance company, with any information that we are able to release. We strive to provide you with the finest level of care and will continue to help you attempt to get the most reimbursement you can from your insurance company.
We are not a Medicare or Medicaid provider and claims for services received here cannot be sent to Medicare or Medicaid. We understand that this may be disappointing for patients to hear at first, but once you experience the difference in the quality of care and comprehensiveness of the treatment technique, it is easier to understand. Since Medicare/Medicaid have determined that they will not cover Regenerative Medicine services, including Prolotherapy, Caring Medical cannot be part of this system.
We are a specialty clinic for complex pain cases where it is necessary to take time with the patient to understand and analyze what is really going on that is producing their symptoms and be able to provide a more thorough examination of their case. Most patients have already experienced that Medicare/Medicaid are bare-bones systems that value patient volume over quality care. This is why many Medicare patients feel they get about 4 minutes with their providers, and that no real analysis of their case or comprehensive treatment plan was ever achieved, resulting in ongoing frustration at the progression of disabling symptoms and arthritis. When you see a Medicare/Medicaid provider, typically only treatments like cortisone and pain pills can be offered to try and temporarily relieve chronic pain, treatments that can have horrific side effects in the long-term. In summary, when you are looking for temporary pain relief, you see a Medicare provider for pain pills—when you are looking for pain resolution and restored function, you see us for Prolotherapy!
Secondary or supplemental insurance
If you have private secondary insurance, you can submit the claim to them. The claim must accompany a letter of understanding with regard to services provided by Caring Medical and Medicare’s non-coverage of our services. We will generate this letter for you, along with the itemized statement, if you wish to submit a claim to your secondary insurer.
Funds from Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) can be used for our services. Many patients with these accounts find that this is an excellent way to use their non-taxable health care funds for medical care outside of their network plans!
Caring Medical remains removed from cases such as workman’s compensation, auto accidents, and legal cases. Patients who choose to receive treatment at Caring Medical will be required to pay 100% at the time of service and will receive receipts for their services. Patients are responsible for filing their own claims.
Have specific questions about cost? Email or call us!
Our staff is excellent at assessing cases and outlining approximate costs upon scheduling your appointment. We will give you a solid idea of costs for your individual case, as best we can. Call us at 708-393-8266 (IL) 239-308-4701 (FL) or email email@example.com. Then schedule the initial consultation with David Woznica, MD, Danielle Steilen-Matias, PA-C, or Ross Hauser, MD in order to know for certain which areas should be treated.
All prices are explained upfront and neither treatments nor lab testing are done without the patient’s prior approval. If finances are an issue, treatments and testing may be done in increments.
Our Policy On Physician Referrals
Please understand that we cannot offer recommendations for other Prolotherapy, PRP, or Stem Cell therapy doctors. The information we provide on our websites and videos pertains to the experience of our practitioners and the H3 Prolotherapy services only available here. For patients who would benefit from adjunctive therapies while undergoing H3 Prolotherapy, such as physical therapy or hormone testing, your Prolotherapist will refer you to a specialist based on your individual case.
Our Oak Park Location has been practicing Prolotherapy for more than 60 years!
What we do at Caring Medical, H3 Prolotherapy, is generally a more comprehensive form of Prolotherapy than what other doctors do in their offices.
H3 Prolotherapy (Hackett, Hemwall, Hauser). Under the leadership of regenerative medicine pioneer Gustav Hemwall MD until the Early 1990s, and since 1993 under the medical direction of Ross Hauser, M.D. In 2014, we expanded our geographical coverage when we opened our Fort Myers, Florida office.
The Caring Medical Difference
We have been blessed to treat patients from all over the country and the world at our centers in Chicagoland and southwest Florida. While it may be a new concept to some folks to travel for healthcare, because our Prolotherapy and other treatment protocols are so unique, patients are not necessarily able to find a Prolotherapy and stem cell therapy center in their backyard that is as comprehensive. Our experienced team of professionals is very passionate about getting patients out of pain and back to feeling vital again. We aim to provide you with awesome service from start to finish. Learn more about our unique clinic.