Frequently Asked Questions:
Do you accept insurance?
Grit Natural Medicine is a cash based practice and does not currently accept insurance for our services. We can provide you with an invoice which includes diagnosis codes and procedure codes which you may submit to your insurance company directly for possible reimbursement. Please be aware that reimbursement is not guaranteed. We are also unable to bill federal insurance such as Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare at this time.
What do I do if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
Due to high demand and our desire to help as many people as possible, all appointments require 48 hours of weekday notice to cancel or reschedule or a fee will be charged. This gives us a chance to give someone else on the waitlist an opportunity to be seen. Appointments cancelled with less than 48 but more than 24 hours notice will be charged 50% of the price of the scheduled visit with the card on file. Appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice or missed appointments with no prior cancellation or rescheduling by the start time of your original appointment (no-shows) are charged full price of the scheduled appointment with no refund or redeemable option. Phone messages, emails or calls after 5 PM on Fridays and through the weekend, or on the eve of a major holiday with an office closure, do not count as part of the 48-hour notice. Cancellations need to go through the appointment team at #760-979-3724.
Do you treat children?
Dr. Huckaby is currently only taking adults (18+ years of age) as patients. Anyone under the age of 18 will require special approval by Dr. Huckaby prior to setting an appointment.
Do you do hormone, mycotoxin or specialty lab testing?
Yes. We work with a variety of labs and Dr. Huckaby will determine what is needed on a case by case basis. If you have special interest in a certain lab test, feel free to contact us about it. It is important to note that some lab tests may not be covered by insurance and in these cases, you will be charged a fee for a particular test by the lab. You are under no obligation to purchase any specialty testing and we will make every effort to ensure that you are fully aware of fees prior to ordering any testing. We do our best to offer the most comprehensive and affordable labs available.
Do you prescribe hormones?
Yes. Dr. Huckaby reviews each case thoroughly and utilizes whatever tool is most beneficial to your specific case.
Do you take patients outside of California?
We take clients but not patients. Since Naturopathic Medicine is not currently recognized in all states, we are limited to only providing our telehealth services for individuals outside of California at this time. Telehealth includes lifestyle, mindset and health coaching with diet and supplement recommendations but no diagnosing, prescribing or treating. A huge piece of how Dr. Huckaby approaches wellness is through modalities that you can do on your own without relying on a practitioner, so most find that this doesn't change their experience at all. She is also available for consults, education and to be part of your team if you are currently being managed by other health care providers. If you have additional questions or need clarification, please call or contact us!