Frequently Asked Questions

At Covenant, we believe in recovery. We believe in progress, not perfection. Dr. McGowin believes that parents know their child better than anyone else, and should be an active participant in their child's treatment. She is passionate about improving the health of each patient, and will work to partner with you every step of the way.

Dr McGowin has 10 years experience as a chiropractor. She also has advanced training in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic. Dr McGowin has experience with other challenges such as lip tie, tongue tie, torticollis and head shape challenges. Chiropractic adjustments for expectant moms, babies and children is a gentle and effective way to maintain a healthy nervous system.

Call or email Brock, the Patient Services Coordinator. He will direct you on the steps necessary to establish as a new patient. He will work with you to submit the required paperwork and payment information. You can reach him at 573-635-6217 or a brock@covenantwellness.net.

Dr. McGowin will take a very detailed and comprehensive history. She will also complete a physical exam. If the appointment is for your child, it's best if two adults attend the appointment. The initial appointment lasts one hour, sometimes longer, depending on the situation.

Dr. McGowin will start by taking a detailed health history. She follows this with a physical exam, including appropriate orthopedic tests. She may order x-rays, depending on your history and exam. In most cases, you'll also receive your first adjustment during the first visit. This appointment usually lasts around 30 minutes.

  • The initial biomedical appointment costs $325 and lasts one hour. Subsequent appointments are $240 per hour, prorated in 15 minute increments, and last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour.  
  • The initial chiropractic appointment includes a physical exam and an adjustment and is $100. Subsequent adjustments are $40.
  • The Newborn Breastfeeding Assessment with our IBCLC is $65; all other services are $50/hour.
  • Massage therapy ranges from $40 to $100, depending on the service you choose. Please contact us for more specific information.

Dr McGowin provides biomedical consultations with patients worldwide via Zoom video conference. The same paperwork and payment policies apply to remote visits. Chiropractic visits must be in person.

We do not take any insurance. We can offer you a superbill that you can use to submit an out-of-network claim.

A variety of test options are available, using blood, urine and stool. Lab testing decisions will be made at the initial visit. It may be possible to bill your insurance for these labs. Dr McGowin will work with you on these specifics.

Policies

Effective January 1, 2019

Patient Records Requests (to doctors, schools, therapists, etc.) will be charged a $25 service fee to their account.

If a patient requests a letter to verify a diagnosis, dietary restrictions, supplement details, etc. $20 service fee is charged to the account for each letter sent.

The results of any test ordered by Dr McGowin will be released just prior to the follow up appointment. It’s important that a consult is conducted to thoroughly review findings and recommendations.

If a family needs to order supplements or remedies, they must have had an appointment within the previous 6 months. If it has been longer than 6 months, patients are required to schedule a short consult in order for Dr McGowin to get an update on progress and current symptoms.

Consider your goals for treatment, and think about if this treatment approach is an appropriate fit for your child and your family.  Addressing the physical manifestations of autism, ADD/HD and other health issues requires focused, active participation from you.  Dr McGowin is your partner on your journey, but she can’t be more excited about your or your child’s health than you are. You will be required to manage supplements and implement diet changes. Be ready to commit to health.

Covenant Integrative Wellness accepts most major credit cards, HSA cards, checks, money orders and cash. For initial consultations, payment is expected when your appointment is scheduled. For subsequent consultations, payment should be made prior to the appointment. Returned payments will incur a $35 fee.

There are several supplements that can only be ordered by the clinic. In those cases, payment must be made before the order will be placed. Additional shipping charges will be incurred for items shipped from our office or to international patients.

Covenant is a fully HIPAA-compliant clinic. Anything you share with us during your consultation is confidential and will not be disclosed to others without your permission.

When you make an appointment, that time is reserved and dedicated specifically for you; cancellation is discouraged.  However, we understand that ‘life happens’ and that are occasionally circumstances beyond your control. We ask that you give as much notice as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule. All fees are paid prior to your appointment; if you need to cancel or reschedule, your payment will remain as a credit on your account and applied to your next visit. No refunds are given.

Our normal office hours are 9am until 4pm central time.  If you have questions or problems outside of normal business hours, you may leave a voicemail at the clinic or email Brock. Please understand that it may take a day or two to receive a response.

We encourage patients to call or email with questions, concerns  and updates. If you need a longer discussion (5 minutes or more), or if new symptoms or issues arise, please schedule a follow up appointment.