Most first time chiropractic patients, and even those who have visited before, often wonder what the average cost of a chiropractic visit is. The cost of a chiropractic visit will depend on what type of appointment you are scheduling, as well as your location. The estimates below are based on chiropractic prices in and around the Midvale, Utah area (in Salt Lake County), however they are a good base estimate.
Average Chiropractic Visit Costs
Chiropractic visits are typically billed at the time of service. Some chiropractors will bill your insurance, but a typical visit can cost the same as or less than your insurance co-pay.
A typical visit to your chiropractor for an adjustment will cost between $25 – $100 on average. There are a lot of different types of services or modalities that can be offered by your doctor, which may in turn affect the price. For a “maintenance visit”, your cost is usually $25 – $75.
Chiropractic Monthly Membership
The most affordable way to get the most “bang for your buck” for your chiropractic care is to sign up for a monthly membership. Much like a gym membership, a chiropractic membership allows a patient to be seen for a low monthly fee. Membership plans are likely the most affordable way to care for your neck, back and spine if you are planning on visiting a chiropractor more than once- which you likely should be. Most patients who are experiencing chronic pain will find that they need regular “maintenance” appointments. Unlimited chiropractic visits = you feeling good long term.
Our Monthly Membership:
Unlimited Personal Membership = $69/month
Unlimited Family Membership = $129/month
Perks of monthly membership include:
- Unlimited visits
- No appointment necessary
- Month-to-month; no long-term commitment
If you do the math, your visits can cost as little as $2.75 if you are coming in every business day. This is by far the most affordable chiropractic option.
Initial Chiropractor Visit Cost and Description:
If you’re not lucky enough to live close to a chiropractic office offering a monthly plan, you’ll likely end up paying out of pocket for your initial chiropractic visit. An initial chiropractic visit will likely be your longest visit, and cover the most ground. An initial chiropractic visit can cover things like:
- Initial Consultation
- Complete Examination
- Orthopedic and Neurologic Evaluation
- Written Report of Findings
The average cost of your first chiropractic visit costs approximately $140 – $250. In some instances your initial visit may actually be split into two separate visits.
Follow Up Chiropractor Visit Cost and Description:
Once your doctor has had a chance to review the finding from your initial chiropractic visit, you will be seen for your follow visits. These visits may include a variety of services including:
- Chiropractic Adjustment
- Electrical Stimulation (aka ESTIM)
- Traction Therapy
- Muscular Reeducation Exercise
- Ice or Heat Therapy
The cost of your follow up chiropractic visit will vary based on the items prescribed, but the average cost of your chiropractic visit will cost will be $25 – $75.
Chiropractic Care With Insurance
Many traditional health insurance policies “cover” some portion of your chiropractic care, however they usually only cover a limited number of visits. Unfortunately most health insurance plans do not cover a significant portion of the cost of chiropractic visits, and thus most of the cost is left to the patient to pay out of pocket.