Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from my first visit to Wholeness Center?
Initial visits lengths are practitioner dependent but can vary from forty-five minutes to one and half hours, at which time your team member will take a detailed history of your health concerns. They may choose to do a physical exam, explore a therapeutic counseling session, perform acupuncture, order lab work or other tests. If you have already had tests done you may choose to bring a copy of them with you. Some natural medications or supplements may be prescribed and a treatment plan will be devised at this time.
What can I expect in a new patient collaboration visit?
Collaborative visits include a 2-part initial visit with both a psychiatrist and a naturopathic doctor. The total time for both visits is around 2 hours. After the initial meeting your team of doctors will determine the best course of action for your treatment. This will provide you with the most comprehensive treatment options including the best of both conventional and holistic medicine.
What is the overall approach of the practitioners at Wholeness Center?
The practitioners at Wholeness Center inspire, educate and empower their patients to build a strong foundation of health for children and their families. As a team, we teach each patient to choose dietary and lifestyle habits that promote optimal health while using state of the art therapies that are safe and effective. Together, your family and our team will begin a journey to find and correct the underlying cause of illness. Additionally, as holistic medical practitioners, we recognize that physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of imbalance must be addressed in order to restore optimal health.
How do I access my patient portal?
The patient portal is a free service that is part of our state of the art electronic medical records. After you schedule your initial visit you will be given your own unique log in for access to your confidential portal. You can access your personal portal by visiting www.charmphr.com and entering your personal log in and
What is different about your program?
Our practitioners employ the best of both conventional and holistic approaches to care. We are dedicated to finding the right mix of these options that makes the most sense for you. Beyond that, we have created a model of collaborative care that offers you a true working partnership with your provider. We do not offer a standard treatment style or approach. Rather, we listen deeply to what you want and create a plan personalized for you. At this point, we are the only clinic in the United States offering this blend of professionals, services and collaboration.
How do I schedule services at Wholeness Center?
Initial appointments please call (970) 221- 1106. There are several options for scheduling continued services. Most commonly utilized is our state of the art electronic health record and symptom tracker portal. After your initial interaction with our administrative team you will be sent an email with log in information to join our team. This free service to you will gain you access to a vast selection of options including personal contact with your team members, appointment scheduling request, course calendars for group courses and treatment plans including handouts. Also provided is our unique state of the art symptom tracking software which guides your treatment and provides a valuable feedback to track treatment outcomes. You may also utilize patient kiosk located at Wholeness Center for individuals who do not have internet access. Additionally our friendly staff will be available by phone for all your scheduling needs and questions about upcoming courses.
How can I get more information about Wholeness Center?
Several of our practitioners provide at no cost to you a 15 minute consultation to discuss your concerns and our approach. In addition, we offer a monthly orientation sessions, please check our calendar for upcoming events.
Money is tight right now, what options do you have to reduce costs?
We designed our clinic to create a number of cost effective treatment options for you. We have medication groups, community acupuncture, therapy groups and classes that provide treatment and skill building at a fraction of the price for traditional treatment. We have a non-profit, Foundation for the Whole Child, that can offer a few limited scholarships for children in need (ask for applications at the front desk). All in all, we understand how difficult times are and we are very willing to create a plan that works for you.
We do not live in Colorado, can we be seen at your clinic?
Yes! Because of our unique approach Wholeness Center has many patients out of state and even out of the country. Initial consultations are usually done in person and follow up consultations can be done over the phone. Call for more specific information about your unique needs.
I love what you are doing. Is there any way that I can support your efforts?
We have a federally approved non-profit, The Foundation for the Whole Child. This has 501(C)3 status that makes your donations tax deductable. In the short term, we will use these funds to offer scholarships to needy children and young adults (up to 25) for treatment at Wholeness Center. In the future, we have a vision of a residential treatment center for children with chronic illness of any type. Please go to www.forthewholechild.org to see our dream. We very much appreciate any support that you can offer, as we want to be part of the safety net for our community.
What is Guided Imagery?
Guided imagery is an active non-invasive mind and body therapy, which draws on the imagination. The power of the mind to influence the body is well recognized by the medical profession, and positive effects in emotional and physical health are well documented. Guided imagery can take the forms of: (a) general healing images, (b) receptive imagery, or (c) active imagery.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a system of medicine which has the primary goal of removing the obstacles to healing the body, mind and soul in the least invasive, most effective way possible. We are natural medicine specialist and are highly trained to bridge the conventional medicine model with the natural medicine model of health and healing.Naturopathic Doctors (N.D.s) are trained in conventional biomedical disciplines such as neurology, gynecology, radiology, physical medicine, pediatrics, immunology, internal medicine and pharmacology but emphasize the use of herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, lifestyle adjustments, exercise, hydrotherapy and homeopathy.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is not a religion, but an ancient philosophy describing how to live well. It is commonly translated as “the union of mind, body, and spirit,” and today considered as an active non-invasive mind and body therapy. Yoga embodies movement, breathing exercises, meditation, sensory withdrawal, morality, healthy habits, concentration, and self-realization.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to change an appointment please call our front office and they will assist you. If you have a last-minute change, we do require one full business day (24 hours) notice to cancel or reschedule. If we do not receive notice within 24 hours of your appointment there may be a fee assessed, except in case of emergencies.