Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the Lake Men’s Health membership?
Annual membership fee is $2,000 payable as a lump sum, or $2,100 payable in equal monthly installments of $175. The fee/monthly installments will be collected via automatic payments from your debit card, credit card or checking account beginning May 1, 2016. If your company provides this service for you, please provide the contact information and we will invoice your company.
Is there a deadline for joining the Men’s Health Center?
The deadline for completing and submitting your membership agreement is May 1, 2016.
If I don’t sign up now, can I sign up later?
Certainly – however, the membership will be closed once we reach 600 members. We will establish a waiting list and take new members on a first come, first serve basis.
How will this affect my insurance?
Since you will require fewer trips to our office, it may be advantageous to consider increasing your annual deductible thereby reducing your monthly premiums in order to help offset your membership fee. Additionally, Health Savings Accounts (HSA) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) may possibly be used to offset the cost of any “qualified expense” not reimbursed by your insurance company. If your medical issue requires a visit to our office either at your request or ours, we will bill your insurance company for the visit as we have always customarily done. You will be responsible for any co-insurance or co-pay that is required under contract by your insurance company.
Is there a limit to the number of members?
Since the ultimate goal is to have more time with our patients each visit, we will limit the number of members to 600.
Is there an option for a family membership?
There is not a family membership plan. One membership per each patient.
Can my wife join?
We’re sorry, but the Men’s Health Center is for men only. This environment makes it much more conducive to open dialogue and discussing real issues that affect men.
What is the minimum age?
Men ages 17 and older are eligible.
Whom will I see if I come to the clinic?
You will see either Dr. Curtis Chastain or Nurse Practitioner Todd Genre, depending on availability.
Do I get your cell phone number?
We believe that your unrestricted access during business hours is actually way more important than a personal cell phone. We plan to have a designated office cell phone that you will have access to call or text during business hours.
How do I access your office after hours?
If a situation arises after hours, please call the office and you will be directed to our answering service. They will assess your issue and contact one of us if necessary.
Will my insurance cover my annual fee?
Insurance companies will not cover your annual membership fee.
Will you help me with access to Specialists?
If your medical issue requires a referral to a specialist, we will make a recommendation for you and help facilitate your appointment. However, since you know your schedule best, it is mostly prudent for you to make your own appointment.
What if I move out of the area? Can you still be my doctor?
The beauty of the program is that we can manage your health issues even if you don’t live in this community. We will insist that you see us once annually for your review and one additional time if you have chronic health conditions that warrant an additional visit.