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Blog by Vancouver Orthotics, Hycroft Medical Building (114-3195 Granville St @ 16th Ave) | October 21st, 2020


A very commonly asked question our patients ask is "can you direct bill" their extended health insurance for the exam & for custom orthotics. The answer is Yes and No!

All new patients are required to have a consultation & foot/posture exam. This is how we formulate the Diagnosis & come up with a Treatment plan. This appointment visit is booked for 30min as costs $95. This visit is deemed a Chiropractic Foot or Spine Exam and in some cases Yes, in most cases as long as your plan allows for direct billing, we are able to bill extended health insurance directly for all or part of this cost. Please bring in your plan ID & Group number as this would be required.

Currently, most extended health providers will not allow us to bill them directly for custom orthotic inserts. So No, we are unable to bill insurance directly for these custom orthotics. This means we need to bill the patient directly for them. We do accept & appreciate cash, debit & etransfer payments. We also accept Visa & Mastercard, but not AMEX.

Our office makes will provided you with the necessary paperwork required for reimbursement. This may include the Biomechanical Examination, Diagnosis, cost break-down, proof of payment, raw materials, lab invoice and casting technique. Some extended health plans require an MD/GP prescription. Please make sure to contact your health care provider directly to make sure you are in compliance with all of your plans specific requirements.

Dr. Michael Horowitz Offers a Unique 5-step Process for Treating your Aches & Pain in Vancouver. Try using Vancouver Orthotics for Better Balance, Stability & Shock-Absorption. Improved Posture and  Alignment are an Added Bonus! 

We like to share with our Vancouver and online community a variety of health & wellness topics. We offer Diagnosis & Treatment. Consultation, Examination, Prescription, Fitting & Dispensing of Custom Orthotic Inserts.

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Shock-Absorption is key to what we promote to our Vancouver community. When you combine (1) Great Footwear with (2) Moderate Activity & (3) Regular Biomechanical Foot Check-Ups… are working towards “Perfect Posture” & Preventing small Aches & Pains from becoming Big Ones!

 Movement of your Body & of Alignment your Feet through our lives is one of the most important things we can recommend to our patients. We want you to be in Tip Top Form, Prevent Injury, Improve your Posture and FEEL GREAT!!


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Hycroft Medical Building, Vancouver Orthotics
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114-3195 Granville St., Vancouver, BC, Canada




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Vancouver Orthotics are provided by Dr. Michael Horowitz. Located in Vancouver, BC, Canada in the Hycroft Medical Building. We offer the community information, education and treatment options for foot related problems, such as flat feet, foot pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ball of foot pain, metatarsalgia, mortons neurmoa, arch pain, ankle pain, ankle sprains, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, knee pain, hip and back pain in Vancouver.