Your First Chiropractic Visit
Your first visit at Family First can last between 30-45 minutes. Please bring your Manitoba Health Card with you.
Step One (Forms):
Download, print and fill out our intake form to bring with you.
Step Two (Informed consent and Fee discussion):
When you come in we will give you an informed consent form to sign and go over our fees.
Step Three (Consultation):
You will sit down with the doctor to go over your health history and concerns.
Step Four (Physical Examination):
If your case is accepted, the doctor will perform a hands-on exam of your spine and/or any area of complaint.
Step Five (Computerized Testing):
An EMG scan (to measure muscle tension and balance) and Thermal scan (to measure nerve stress to organ function) will be performed.
Step Six (X-ray analysis):
If appropriate, a set of x-rays will be taken and analyzed.
Step Seven (Paying first visit fee and booking reports 2):
After paying first visit services you will be booked for your Report of Findings to discuss your findings and options for care.
Information on Insurance and Health benefits
- Most private insurance companies cover Chiropractic Care.
- Direct Billing by chiropractic offices is generally not permitted
by private insurance companies (there are a few exceptions).
- Statements for services provided are available upon request for
submission to private insurance companies. We do not direct
bill private insurance companies.
Questions you should ask about your coverage/benefits
- What is the amount of coverage per visit: Example, $30 per
- What is the amount of coverage for x-rays and initial exam?
- The maximum per year per family or family member:
Example, $500 per family or $100 per family member per
- What is the deductible each year if applicable?
- When does the company’s benefit year start and end?
Example, Jan 1-Dec 31 or April 1-Mar 31.
- Is there a form requiring the doctor’s signature or
- Is a statement all that is required for reimbursement?
- How long does it take to be reimbursed by the insurance
Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Drs. Whittaker accepts cases for AUTOPAC injury claims. There are a few “rules”
regarding claiming injury benefits:
The accident must be reported to AUTOPAC.
- In order to qualify for chiropractic care for your injuries you must receive
an injury claim number (this is separate from a vehicle claim number)
- Once you receive your injury claim number you may come in and be
examined by Drs. Whittaker.
- Drs. Whittaker will then prepare all the necessary paperwork for your
claim and then upon approval, chiropractic care can begin for your
- All services are billed directly to AUTOPAC.
Work Related Injuries
Drs. Whittaker accepts cases due to a work injury. There are also a few “rules”
when a person has been injured on the job.
- The injury must be reported to the employer.
- The employer must complete an Employee Accident Report and submit
this form to WCB.
- Drs. Whittaker is considered a primary care practitioner as long as the
worker has not visited their Medical Doctor first. If the worker has seen
their MD before their chiropractor a referral note is required.
- Drs. Whittaker must complete and submit a Chiropractor’s First Report to
WCB outlining the workers injuries.
- Upon approval of the First Report, chiropractic care can begin and it will
last for the timeframe approved by WCB.