Payment Policy

What to expect

After attending an orientation followed by your private consultation, you are ready for the next step in pursuing help from the Drake Institute. This is a two phase process – each involving several steps. Although we do testing to establish a Diagnoses, we are a FullCare Treatment Center and our families are committed to start treatment once the process is started.

Phase One

Phase one is the initial evaluation and brain map which gives us an accurate diagnoses to move ahead with an individualized FullCare treatment plan. Although the BM is almost always done in conjunction with the initial evaluation, there may be an exception when our clinicians are unsure if we are able to treat a patient so the BM is done prior to the evaluation to determine the next step.

Once we have completed the BM and the evaluation, we are ready to begin the treatment process. Payment is due at this time for phase one; it includes the evaluation, the brainmap and the prescribed treatment sessions.You may pay for treatment with CC, check, cash or with our finance plan featured below.

Phase Two

The brain map may indicate the need for further testing to determine additional processing problems. This would be phase two of the program. Most people with ADHD, or those that fall under Autistic Spectrum disorders, often have secondary disorders such as auditory processing disorders, cognitive learning disorders, etc.We will do additional testing after a prescribed period of time to determine when and if these disorders exist. Payment is due at the time of the additional testing.


The Drake Institute Medical Finance Plan

The Drake Institute is pleased to offer our families an interest free medical payment plan with Chase Health Advance which gives qualifying families the option to pay for treatment interest free over a two year period. This is a very easy process and we are able to seek approval from Chase at the orientation once you have scheduled your evaluation and Brain Mapping. This means that families can start treatment immediately for as little as $260 a month. Please discuss this option with our financial coordinators at the time of the orientation.


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“David F. Velkoff, M.D., our Medical Director and co-founder, supervises all evaluation procedures and treatment programs. He is recognized as a physician pioneer in using biofeedback, qEEG brain mapping, neurofeedback, and neuromodulation in the treatment of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and stress related illnesses including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and high blood pressure. Dr. David Velkoff earned his Master’s degree in Psychology from the California State University at Los Angeles in 1975, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1976. This was followed by Dr. Velkoff completing his internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology with an elective in Neurology at the University of California Medical Center in Irvine. He then shifted his specialty to Neurophysical Medicine and received his initial training in biofeedback/neurofeedback in Neurophysical Medicine from the leading doctors in the world in biofeedback at the renown Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. In 1980, he co-founded the Drake Institute of Neurophysical Medicine. Seeking to better understand the link between illness and the mind, Dr. Velkoff served as the clinical director of an international research study on psychoneuroimmunology with the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and the Pasteur Institute in Paris. This was a follow-up study to an earlier clinical collaborative effort with UCLA School of Medicine demonstrating how the Drake Institute's stress treatment resulted in improved immune functioning of natural killer cell activity. Dr. Velkoff served as one of the founding associate editors of the scientific publication, Journal of Neurotherapy. He has been an invited guest lecturer at Los Angeles Children's Hospital, UCLA, Cedars Sinai Medical Center-Thalians Mental Health Center, St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, and CHADD. He has been a medical consultant in Neurophysical Medicine to CNN, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Univision, and PBS.”

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