Cost & Timeline
Two of the most common questions prospective patients ask when they call our office are:
“How much will treatment cost?” and “How long until I feel better?”
The simple answer to both questions is that it really varies person to person. However, we want to provide as much information as possible upfront so that our patients can prepare for the road ahead. Treatment and recovery is a tremendous undertaking and it is our goal to be your advocates and allies throughout the process. After reading this document, feel free to call us anytime with unanswered questions or concerns. Below is a breakdown of the variables that affect the cost and timeline of treatment:
Recovery Without Walls is a fee-for-service practice, meaning that we bill for each service based on the amount of time a provider spent (to the nearest tenth of an hour). Dr. Kornfeld’s hourly rate is $600 and Inna’s hourly rate is $380.
Our initial consultation is a two hour appointment and most follow-up appointments are between 30 min to an hour. We see most patients several times in the first couple weeks and so we ask for a retainer at the time of appointment booking for 4 hours of your provider’s time.
Outside of in-office appointments, our providers often communicate with patients, their close support network, and their healthcare team (with the patient’s permission) by phone or email. We do bill for these communications to the nearest tenth of an hour. We find that clear communication and collaboration with a patient’s care team provides an essential supportive framework for recovery and so this is a central feature of our practice.
Recovery is a personal and often ongoing process. The Recovery Without Walls model flexes to support yourrecovery journey, rather than imposing a rigid timetable. In our experience, treatment can last anywhere from a couple months to several years, depending on a variety of factors.
We call the first few weeks of treatment the “acute” phase. In this phase we tend to see patients frequently, sometimes as often as two to three times per week (particularly if there is a detox involved). Establishing regular communication allows us to closely monitor symptoms, carefully adjust medications, and establish a care team. Once a patient reaches a point where their medications and symptoms have reached a point of stability, we see patients less frequently. In the stable phase, we see most of our patients approximately once per month.