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Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don't have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

· You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

· Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your scheduled medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

· If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

· Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

Estimated cost for the initial visit

For patients that do not have insurance and are considered "self-pay," the initial visit may include an exam, x-rays, and an adjustment. The cost for these services for the initial visit will range from $60.00 to $267.00. There is no charge to you for the initial consultation with the doctor. If any charges are necessary, they will be discussed with you during the consultation.