“If you can’t afford prevention, how will you afford disease?”

“If you can’t afford prevention, how will you afford disease?”

Deposit and Cancellation Policy2023-08-28T12:07:24-04:00

Deposit and Cancellation Policy

Longevity Centers of America (LCA) is a mobile thermography business that travels, with apparatus, to provide screenings in urban and remote locations. This is a ‘by appointment’ business; therefore, last-minute cancellation(s) or rebooking(s) can significantly impact the business and that of our Technicians.

1. Appointment Deposit & Reservation:

A $100.00* deposit via credit card is required to reserve an appointment time upon scheduling through the website and the scheduling line at 888-580-0040. The deposit will be credited toward the procedure fees on the day of service. HSA credit cards are not accepted for the deposit (however, the card may be used on the day of service with the technician).

Our appointments are confirmed 72 hours in advance via email, as we know how easy it is to forget an appointment you booked months prior. We require a deposit since the services are reserved for you personally.

2. Cancellation Policy:

A 48-hour cancellation notice is required to cancel an appointment. If you call within 48 to 24 hours and DO NOT transfer (rebook), you will lose your deposit, and any other future appointments will require another $100 deposit to secure your appointment. The deposit amount will be refunded if the appointment is canceled before 48 hours. There will be a $6.00 transaction fee for canceled appts without rebooking.

Please understand that when you forget, cancel, or rebook your appointment without giving enough notice, we miss the opportunity to fill that appointment time. Our Technicians are left with open slots at the clinic.

3. Transfer (rebook) Appointments:

If you call within 48 to 24 hours before your appointment, you may transfer your appointment to another location, date, and time, and the deposit transfers with the new appointment. This can be done through the scheduling line at 888.580.0040. Note: Multiple transfers or reschedules (3 or more) will result in a loss of deposit.

3. Late Policy:

To avoid unfair delays to clients, if you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, it may be necessary to reschedule (rebook).

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise that could force you to postpone/reschedule your procedure. Please understand that such changes affect your technician and other clients.

4. No-Show Policy:

If you schedule an appointment and conduct a “no show,” your deposit reverts to LCA, and the client is expected to pay another deposit for any rescheduling.

*NOTE: Deposit and cancellation policy updated on 03/20/2023

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where can I find out more about thermography?2023-02-28T23:14:23-05:00

There are numerous websites that will give you further information. Among them is Thermology On-Line. Peace Of Mind

Does insurance cover thermography?2023-02-28T23:04:59-05:00

We try and make this service affordable for everyone. Prevention should be!

Insurance rarely (if ever) covers thermal imaging. However, you may use your Flex Spend dollars or Health Savings Account (HSA) money. If you still wish to check with your insurance company, call and inquire about thermography or thermal imaging insurance coverage for your specific condition. If you desire a Health Insurance Claim Form (HICFA), you will be given one with the codes already on the form. Fill out your personal information on the form and send it to your insurance company. There are no guarantees you will, in fact, be covered. You will still have to pay for the scan upfront. If your insurance covers the scan, a reimbursement check for the scan will be sent to you, or the balance will come off your deductible.

Please note: When referred by a Doctor, one copy of the scan results will go to the doctor that referred you, and one copy will come directly to you. You will be sent 2 copies of your report if you have no physician referral.

Some clients may wish to remain anonymous from the insurance company for personal reasons – or if they are changing insurance companies. We respect the confidentiality of each client.

My doctor states he doesn’t know enough about thermal imaging and demands I still get a mammogram. What do I do?2023-02-28T23:03:03-05:00

Tell your doctor to do some research at Thermology On-Line (information, case studies). Also, there are downloadable studies at Healthy Breast Check-up https://www.thermologyonline.org (see radiation question above) call me at the Longevity Center, and I will send a booklet and lots of information to your doctor. Tell your doctor you have concerns with low-level radiation and how it affects DNA. There are over 800 studies on thermography. Hand her (or him) the 2004 Heyes study on radiation. If not thermography, ask for a different method (ultrasound, breast MRI, ductal lavage) as a substitute (see https://www.alternativemedicine.com on May mammogram article). In any case, thermography can be used in conjunction with a mammogram by assessing false positives or concurring with a sketchy mammogram.

It is up to us to get the word out about the benefits of Thermography and the dangers of Mammography to ALL doctors & radiologists. Here is a Fact Sheet for further information.

I have heard a lot about radiation. Should I be concerned?2023-02-28T22:59:35-05:00

YES. Please visit https://www.thermologyonline.org for downloadable studies on the dangers of low-level radiation (2002 Brenner, 2003 Parisky, 2004 Heyes). Each time a woman gets a mammogram, she increases her chance of getting cancer by about five percent.

Can thermography see uterine cancer, lung disease, heart concerns, or stomach problems?2023-02-28T22:57:55-05:00

No. Thermography reads skin blood flow. In rare cases, inflamed liver, kidney, and colons appear on the stomach scan. However, thermal imaging can detect inflammation and pain (local or referred), chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia, thyroid concerns, lymph congestion, phlebitis, vasculitis, TMJ, dental pathology, sinus problems, and carotid arteries.

Do I need to have a doctor’s referral in order to have this scan?2023-02-28T22:56:45-05:00

No, you do not need a referral if you are paying out of pocket or have a flex spend account. If you are submitting this procedure through an insurance company, they are more likely to reimburse you if referred by a Doctor.

Why haven’t I heard of thermography before? How long has it been around? Who reads my scans?2023-02-28T22:55:23-05:00

Thermography has been around for almost 20 years. In the beginning, many doctors did not accept it due to a handful of untrained thermographers interpreting their own scans. A lot has changed since the early nineties, and thermal imaging is better than ever worldwide – including in Australia, Europe, and Asia. Scans are interpreted by board-certified MDs around the globe via the internet and are for medical use only.

How fast can I get the results?2023-02-28T22:53:54-05:00

As quickly as 24 hours, but in most cases 2-3 business days.

Does thermography squeeze the breast? Is there radiation emitted?2023-02-28T22:52:42-05:00

NO and NO! A picture is taken about four feet away to determine breast health. Pain and radiation-free!

How often will I need a breast scan?2023-02-28T22:52:00-05:00

After your initial breast scan, we suggest a second scan at three months to set a baseline. If there is no change from the first scan to the second, yearly scans are appropriate.

What is the difference between thermography and mammography?2023-02-28T22:49:18-05:00

Mammography assesses anatomically (mass) and thermography assesses function (inflammatory).

Thermographic Scan Pricing

Thermographic Scan Pricing

  • New Breast Scan – $249 (new to the Longevity Center or new to Thermography)

    • Comparative or Yearly Breast Scan – $179 (existing clients only)*

  • Region of Interest – $249 (head, abdomen, hips, knees, feet, hands)

  • New Breast and Region Scan – $319

    • Second Year Breast and Region Scan – $249

  • Women’s or Men’s Wellness – $349 (head, chest, abdomen, back)

    • Comparative Rescan – $299

  • Half body – $379, upper or lower

    • Comparative Rescan – $329

  • Full body – $479, head to toe

    • Comparative Rescan – $429

  • Add-on Additional Region – $70

*NOTE – If it has been two years or more since your first thermography scan, the price will revert back to the new scan price.

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