Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ about Naturopathic Medicine

Do you have questions about naturopathic medicine? You can find answers to many Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about naturopathic medicine, and what a naturopathic medical appointment looks like.

You can also find more informaiton about naturopathic medicine on the BC Naturopathic Association’s website.

Where is your clinic located?

Dr. Halldorson sees patients at Mind Body Soul Integrative Clinic. You can find a map to our location on the contact page.

Where can I park?

Mind Body Soul Integrative Clinic is located in Downtown Kelowna at 1630 Pandosy Street. There is street parking, as well as a parkade adjacent to our building. The third floor of the parkade has a walkway which connects to our floor.

How do I book an appointment?

You can book appointments by calling our clinic at 250-868-0221, or by logging on to our website.

What if I need to cancel my Appointment?

Please provide 24 hours notice of any cancellations or rescheduling. You can make these changes by calling our clinic 250-868-0221 or by going to our website.

What kind of training do Naturopathic Doctors (ND’s) have?

Naturopathic doctors minimum of eight years of education: four years of undergraduate studies (including specific pre-medical prerequisites), followed by a four-year post-grad doctorate degree at an accredited Naturopathic College.

Are Naturopathic Doctors Licensed and Regulated?

Yes. Naturopathic Doctors are licensed and Naturopathic Medicine is regulated in British Columbia. The College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) is the regulatory body for Naturopathic Doctors under the Health Professions Act.

What conditions can be treated with Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Doctors are licensed primary healthcare providers. This means that they are trained to treat health concerns ranging from the common cold to chronic health issues. If you have a more serious condition, you may be referred to the conventional medical system.

Is Naturopathic Medicine the same as Homeopathic Medicine?

No. Homeopathy is a system where ultra dilute prescriptions are administered. Naturopathic medicine is a science based system which combines natural and conventional medical treatments. Dr. Halldorson does not use any homeopathic treatments.

What are the fees for an appointment?

You can learn more about the cost of each appointment by visiting our website. Please note: the price of the appointment may not include any prescriptions, injections or labs.

What can I expect at my first Appointment?
Your first appointment will be up to 60 min in duration. This provides Dr. Halldorson with adequate time to take a thorough medical history so that he can assess your health concern, perform any indicated physical exams, order any indicated labs, answer any questions and develop an individualized treatment plan. Treating the root cause of a health concern is a fundamental principle in naturopathic medicine. An in-depth investigation into your health concern is what you deserve as a patient.
What takes place in return Appointments?
Return appointments are to follow-up on the recommendations of the previous appointment, to review of any labs were ordered on the previous appointment and to monitor your progress towards your health goals.
Are ND’s covered by the Medical Services Plan of BC (MSP)?

Dr Halldorson does not bill through MSP. Patients with MSP premium assistance status may submit a claim for partial reimbursement.

Here is an excerpt from the Ministry of Health website:

“For MSP beneficiaries receiving premium assistance, MSP contributes $23 per visit for a combined annual limit of 10 visits each calendar year for the following services: acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy, physical therapy and non-surgical podiatry. For Specific on eligibility call Health Insurance BC at 1-800-663-7100.”

Does my Extended Health Plan cover Naturopathic Medicine?
Many extended health plans cover naturopathic Medicine, although this can vary between individual plans. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to see if you are covered!
Do you do direct billing?

Not at this time.

What about GST and Medical Tax Credits?

All naturopathic appointment fees are GST exempt. Recommended treatments involving natural health products are not tax exempt.

Naturopathic appointment fees are eligible to be applied to your medical tax credits in BC. Retain your receipts for services provided in order to claim them on your annual tax return.