Remedy Wellness Centre
Patients & Appointments
We are accepting and welcoming of all patients from all walks of life. Our goal is to provide all of our patients with the circumstances and environment they need to heal and improve their health. An important part of this is a positive relationship with your practitioner(s) and our admin staff. We strive for a feeling of inclusivity and acceptance within the clinic in general. For these reasons we will not engage in potentially conflicting or divisive conversations (ei: politics, covid conspiracies, vaccinations or any topics/conversations of a sexual nature) with our patients. If this clinic policy is not respected there could be consequences such as ending a treatment early, being asked to leave the clinic until you can return and maintain appropriate conversations for a positive therapeutic relationship(s).
We will not tolerate abusive behavior toward any of our practitioners or administrative staff. This includes upset when cancellation fees are enforced. We expect our patients to respect our practitioners time and to treat our admin staff with kindness.
We require 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment without a fee.
Your appointment time is reserved just for you. A late cancellation leaves a hole in the therapists’ day that could have been filled by another patient. As such, we require 24 hours notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment to avoid a fee up to the full cost of the missed appointment. We can no longer offer exceptions due to illness. A credit card on file is required and by providing your card, you also consent to these fees being charged to that card.
We can no longer afford to make exceptions due to illness or any other personal reason, however, your practitioner may choose to reduce the fee, in certain circumstances, to a minimum of $15.
We offer direct insurance billing for most insurers. When we submit a claim, most portals give us an estimate of what amount will be paid to the clinic. Occasionally, this amount is not what actually gets paid to the clinic. Patients are responsible for payment of fees, regardless of the status of their insurance coverage. For this reason, we require a credit card on file and consent to bill that credit card for any outstanding fees, including cancellation fees.
Credit card data is stored at the highest security standard – PCI Level 1. Jane App uses tokenization of cards to ensure that your credit card numbers are never at risk. Once entered into Jane, only the last 4 digits are visible.
Communicable Disease Prevention Policy
October 2022 Update: our regulatory colleges have RECOMMENDED but not required that our practitioners and staff continue to wear masks within the clinic.
1. Self Screening Before Your Appointment
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms? If so, please reschedule your appointment and stay home until you are symptom free. If you arrive at the clinic with cold/flu symptoms, we will not treat you and you will be charged for the full cost of the appointment. If you have to cancel on short notice due to illness, there is a minimum $15 fee.
- Fever or Chills
- New Cough/Worsening chronic cough
- Loss of Sense of Smell or Taste
- Sore Throat
- Nasal Congestion
- Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea
2. Masks are RECOMMENDED.
Expect to be asked to wear one by your practitioner. Most are comfortable without a mask, but some practitioners will require that you wear one. Please bring one with you.
You can ask your practitioner to wear a mask, to ensure you feel safe and comfortable.
3. Wash or disinfect your hands upon entry
4. Arrive about 5 minutes early as we are limiting wait room capacity to 3 people
We will put the health and safety of our practitioner, admin staff and other patients first, and refuse service to anyone who does not follow these protocols. No exceptions.
What You Can Expect From Us
Treatment rooms, equipment, tools and linens are cleaned and sterilized between patients in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by the BCCDC, the PHO, and our professional regulatory body(s), association(s) and Worksafe BC. Bathrooms and all common areas are being cleaned and disinfected regularly throughout the day.
Your practitioner will practice proper hand hygiene and PPE protocols during every shift they work at Remedy Wellness Centre.
Your practitioner may cancel appointments on short notice if they feel unwell. Your practitioner will NOT practice in any capacity if he/she is sick. Front desk staff and management will also not be allowed to come to work if they are sick.
We will not disclose personal health information regarding vaccine status of our practitioners or administrative staff.
Privacy & Consent Policies
“Personal Information” is information about an identifiable individual or information that permits an individual to be identified. It does not include business contact information, such as name, title, business address and business telephone number when used for business communications.
Remedy Wellness Centre collects and uses your Personal Information primarily to provide you with programs, services, products and information you may require, and to collect payment for the provision of services and products. Remedy Wellness Centre also collects and uses your Personal Information to enable it to manage and develop its operations and to meet legal and regulatory requirements. Remedy Wellness Centre will limit the amount and type of personal information collected to that which is reasonable and necessary to fulfill its stated purposes.
At Remedy Wellness Centre, we value our relationship with our clients and respect their privacy. Accordingly, Remedy Wellness Centre is accountable and responsible for the safeguarding of personal information in our custody or under our control. Remedy Wellness Centre has implemented procedures for the handling of personal information, and has developed a complaint process for clients with personal information concerns.
Remedy Wellness Centre will obtain your consent to collect, use or disclose personal information (except where authorized or required by law to do so without consent such as court order). Consent can be express, implied, or given through an authorized representative such as parent or guardian, lawyer or agent. You have the right to refuse or withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. You may have your name removed from our telephone, mail or email lists. However, withdrawal of consent may limit our ability to communicate with and serve you.
Please note that there are circumstances where the use and/or disclosure of Personal Information may be justified or permitted or where Remedy Wellness Centre is obliged to disclose information without consent. Such circumstances may include:
- Where it is disclosed to a person who, in the reasonable judgment of Remedy Wellness Centre, is an agent of you (such as a parent enquiring on behalf of a child under the age of 19)’
- Where required by law or by order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental tribunal;
- Where Remedy Wellness Centre believes, upon reasonable grounds, that it is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of an identifiable person or group, including of Remedy Wellness Centre;
- Where it is necessary to establish or collect monies owing to Remedy Wellness Centre;
- Where it is necessary to permit Remedy Wellness Centre to pursue available remedies or limit any damages that Remedy Wellness Centre may sustain; or
- Where the information is public.
- Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, Remedy Wellness Centre will not disclose more information than is required.
Remedy Wellness Centre will make every reasonable effort to ensure that your Personal Information as used or disclosed by Remedy Wellness Centre is accurate and complete.
Remedy Wellness Centre keeps Personal Information only as long as it is required for the reasons it was collected. The length of time we retain information varies, depending on the product or service and the nature of the information. This period may extend beyond the end of a person’s relationship with us but it will be only for so long as it is necessary for us to have sufficient information to respond to any issues that may arise at a later date. When your Personal Information is no longer required for our purposes, we have procedures to destroy, delete, erase or convert it into an anonymous form.
Remedy Wellness Centre transmits and stores files electronically, on a software system called Jane App that is PIPA compliant, secure and recommended by our health care professional regulatory bodies such as the CMTBC and MTABC.
Remedy Wellness Centre will protect your Personal Information in its custody or control by making security arrangements to prevent unauthorized access, collection or use. Remedy Wellness Centre has taken steps to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to its information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of Personal Information.
In terms of communicating Personal Information to Remedy Wellness Centre, you may wish to note that there is no method of transmitting or storing data that is completely secure. While the physical characteristics of each are different, mail, telephone calls, faxes and transmissions over the Internet are all susceptible to possible loss, misrouting, interception and misuse of the information being communicated or transmitted.
You have the right to access your Personal Information through the Remedy Wellness Centre Privacy Officer. Unless prevented by law Remedy Wellness Centre will provide you with information regarding your Personal Information and give you the opportunity to correct any errors of fact.
If you do not want to be included on the Remedy Wellness Centre mailing list, please advise the Remedy Wellness Centre Privacy Officer.
If you have any complaints, questions or concerns about our handling of your Personal Information please call us at 250-590-5221. Otherwise, we will assume that we have your consent to continue to collect, use and disclose your Personal Information for the purposes identified above.