In addition to budgeting for your health care, be sure to seek reimbursement from your insurance company. Many True North services are reimbursable for patients whose insurance plans cover out-of-network benefits. We know from experience that it can be easy to avoid dealing with those insurance forms. Really, it is pretty easy (see Insurance Information). If you pay for health insurance we encourage you to maximize those benefits! We will do our best to help you with questions.
True North also offers the following ways that we can partner with you to help you afford our services:
Hour Exchange Portland
Hour Exchange Portland (formerly Portland Time Bank) is an innovative, alternative monetary system where members trade services with one another. True North and our practitioners have joined the Hour Exchange Portland and we accept time dollars for health care services. In order to access this system, you must first contact Hour Exchange Portland at www.hourexchangeportland.org. Access is limited to Hour Exchange Portland members who meet financial guidelines, but True North offers a 10% discount on services to any Hour Exchange Portland member.
Our practitioners know that changing from a co-pay system to a direct fee-for-service system can be challenging. If you need special consideration, we encourage you to contact the practitioner you wish to see and ask about creating a payment plan.
The Reilly Fund is a fund for established True North patients. Patients, in consultation with their practitioner, can apply for Reilly Fund support for a set course of treatment. Financial guidelines apply for this Fund as well.