Your Return on Investment (ROI) with Allergy Drops
As healthcare consumers, we are all aware of growing costs. We’re faced to make more choices—can I change my lifestyle to improve my health, and do I feel sick enough to seek treatment? Can I afford to pay for treatment when I’m already paying for insurance premiums?
Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies, or chronic allergy-related conditions —including sinusitis, asthma, hives or allergic rhinitis—most patients who treat the cause of their allergies with immunotherapy experience significant reductions in medical costs (30-50%), while quality of life and ability to participate in activities and events increases by a similar amount.
Because sublingual immunotherapy is not typically covered by insurers, many of the associated costs require out-of-pocket payments by patients. This can be a hurdle for people who are already paying for insurance premiums and other out-of-pocket costs. What many allergy sufferers realize once they have decided to take the step to undergo sublingual immunotherapy is that despite the out-of-pocket nature of the treatment, the cost is still typically less than alternatives—even those that are "covered" by insurance.
It’s important to consider all of the issues that impact the true cost of allergies, including:
- Co-pays for prescription and over-the-counter medication
- Deductibles, premiums and co-pays for office visits
- Treatment procedures (surgeries, etc) and hospitalizations
- Lost work or school days (absenteeism)
- Lost productivity when symptoms are aggravated (presenteeism)
- Reduced quality of life and inability to enjoy activities
Because sublingual immunotherapy treats the cause of your allergies instead of just temporarily masking the symptoms, many patients find that the short-term costs of sublingual immunotherapy are much less than the long-term costs they would have paid from continued use of medications, office visits, lost days from school or work, and reduced quality of life had they not sought treatment. You can get a better picture of your true costs by downloading and completing of our cost calculator worksheet at right.