Amazing place to spend a Saturday afternoon. Super friendly staff. Had a Myers cocktail and a massage. Feeling great.
I just had my first vitamin infusion treatment. Was so happy. Felt amazing after. Kendra was awesome. Painless, relaxing and informative. Will definitely be back for monthly treatments!
IV Treatment - Very Patient
My visit was for an IV treatment. I was late and called the clinic and they had a great attitude. The IV treatment was gentle and comfortable and they explained their process and what the treatment will do for me. It was very relaxing atmosphere, with comfy chairs. I highly recommend Essence, Dr. Chim and the team at the clinic.
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IV Therapy Patient Information - Please read before your treatment
IV Therapy Fee
Initial IV Therapy Visit
15 minutes $25.00
(mandatory for all new IV patients)
IV Multi-Vitamin Follow-up
45 minutes $150.00
($125 visit fee, $25 supplies fee)
IV Anti-Aging Follow-up
45 minutes $240.00
($190 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)
IV Weight Loss Follow-up
45 minutes $225.00
($185 visit fee, $40 supplies fee)
IV Immune Boost Follow-up
45 minutes $240.00
($190 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)
IV Glutathione Push Follow-up
15 minutes $130.00
($110 visit fee, $20 supplies fee)
Add-on Glutathione +$65.00
Add-on B12 +$20.00
Add-on Adrenal +$22.50
Add-on Lipotropic 2mL +$45.00
Multi-Vitamin & Mineral IV Bag (Myer's Cocktail)
- Increases Energy, Reduces Stress, Enhances Immune System, Elevates Mood, Improves Sleep, Reduce Allergies
- Contains: Vitamin C, B1, B5, B6, B12, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese and Chromium
- Great for: Asthma, Migraines, Fatigue, Muscle Spasm, Colds & Flus, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Stress, Insomnia, Hormonal Imbalance, Weight Loss, Fertility Health
NEW TO IV THERAPY: $25 for a 15 min Initial IV Therapy Visit (full $25 billable to insurance as a visit). If you are new to IV therapy, then you will need to have an initial IV consultation with one of our Naturopathic Doctors. Our doctors will review your health history, take your vitals, perform a urine analysis and recommend an IV formula suitable for your health needs. Because we require a urine sample to assess your health, please check in at the front desk and obtain a urine sample cup upon your arrival.
$150 for a 45 min follow-up Multi-Vitamin & Mineral IV Treatment ($125 billable to insurance as a visit, $25 supplies*)
*Please note that in some cases of infiltration (when the IV needle slips out of the vein) or reactions where you are not able to complete your treatment, you are still responsible to pay for the supplies fees as IV bags are made specifically for you and cannot be used for anyone else.
Add-on's at Half Price (ask our doctors which add-on may be right for you):
Add Glutathione 600mcg (3mL) push at end of IV +$65 (half price)
Add Lipotropic Solution 2mL to IV bag +$45 (half price)
Add B12 Injection 5000mcg to IV bag +$20 (half price)
Add Adrenal Injection +$22.50 (half price) (administered separately in the arm or glutes since it cannot be added to IV bags)
What will an IV treatment be like?
You will be greeted with our friendly staff and be provided with some paperwork to fill out if it is your first time. You will need to obtain a urine sample cup from the front desk and provide a small urine sample for our Doctors to analyze. You will then be able to grab some water or tea and head in to see our Naturopathic Doctors. Our doctors will go over your health history, any bloodwork that you bring with you, take your vitals, analyse your urine and if indicated, recommend a suitable IV treatment for you. Once our doctors determine which IV formula is right for you, they will take a few minutes to draw up all required solutions into an IV bag. A very small 3/4" needle will be inserted into a vein and our doctors will start the IV line. You can then sit back, relax, read a book or listen to some music. Our doctors will be monitoring you throughout and provide a safety bell for you to ring if you us. The IV bag will take approximately 25-30 minutes to drip. Our doctors will take post-treatment vitals, make sure you are good to go home and provide post-treatment care instructions.
How often do I need to come for these treatments?
The frequency of treatment will depend on your condition and it's severity. Generally for acute conditions, you can receive weekly treatments for 3 to 6 weeks. For general health maintenance you can come once a month.
Are there any side effects?
You may experience a sensation of heat if your IV is administered too quickly. Our trained Naturopathic Doctors will be monitoring you throughout your treatment and take pre and post-vitals. Magnesium in the formula can cause lowering of blood pressure, hence it is important to be well hydrated and eat a small meal before treatment. Bruising at the administration site, although less common, can happen.
What types of health conditions are contra-indicated for IV Therapy or are not treated at the clinic?
Our clinic does not treat cancer patients due to the complexity of the disease or pregnant patients. However, there may be other clinics more suited to treat cancer and prenatal patients. Patients with severe chronic liver, heart or kidney disease will have to have an initial naturopathic consultation first with our Naturopathic Doctors to determine if they can receive IV therapy and that it does not interfere with any medication. Please note that having an initial IV consultation visit does not guarantee IV treatment as our doctors need to fully assess that IV therapy is warranted for your specific health conditions.
Is IV Therapy covered by my Extended Health Insurance?
Yes, the visit portion of the treatment can be direct billed to your insurance if you have Naturopathic coverage. The supplies portion, however, will be out-of-pocket with no exceptions.
I'm ready to book, what do I do now?
If you are a new patient or a current patient that has not had IV Therapy at our clinic, then you will need to book an Initial IV Therapy Visit. To book, simply call us or book online.
IV Therapy Calgary
IV Therapy provides rapid delivery and absorption of high doses of Vitamins and Minerals into the body via your veins.
Fatigue and Stress
IBS or Digestive Issues
Fibromyalgia or Muscle Spasm
Low Depressed Mood
Migraines & Headaches
Colds & Flus
Asthma or Allergies
Body Numbness or Tingling
A Vegetarian or Vegan?
A Celiac or sensitive to Gluten?
A Diabetic or Over Weight?
Trying to get Pregnant?
Sick and tired of taking vitamins orally?
Nauseous when taking vitamins orally?
Not sure if you're absorbing your vitamins?
Forgetful of taking your vitamins?
BEFORE YOUR IV TREATMENT
Eat a meal before coming to your IV treatment. This ensures stable blood sugar levels.
Drink at least 1 L (4 cups) of water before your IV treatment. This ensures stable blood pressure.
If this is your FIRST IV treatment, then obtain a urine sample cup from our front desk staff and provide us with a urine sample. We can rule out current infections and other kidney conditions with a urine dipstick test.
Bring a snack with you in case you need to eat something to raise your blood sugar levels. We also have protein bars for purchase.
Bring any recent relevant blood work with you.
Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Refrain from wearing tight belts, scarves, spanx, etc.
Do not exercise before or after your IV treatment. Do not take the stairs up to our clinic as this will affect blood pressure readings.
Inform us of all current supplements and prescriptions or if there are any changes in dose.
DURING YOUR IV TREATMENT
Bring a water bottle as you will be advised to drink 1-2 cups of water during your treatment. Our clinic will also provide water and tea in case you forgot your water bottle at home.
Do not cross your legs during treatment as this may constrict blood circulation.
Stay awake during your treatment so we know you are conscious.
Bring a book, an iPad, a smart phone or some reading material with you.
Inform us immediately if you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, heart palpitations, headaches, nausea, cramps, dizziness or if it becomes difficult for you to breathe. Ring the safety bell continuously until someone comes to attend to you.
Do not move the arm that is hooked to the IV line. Pretend you only have one arm to use.
Do not change the drip rate or move the IV bag as this may affect your treatment outcome.
AFTER YOUR IV TREATMENT
How you feel after an IV treatment will depend on the type of IV treatment your received. In general, if you received a basic Myer’s Multi-vitamin and mineral cocktail which includes vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and trace minerals, you should feel very relaxed after the treatment, sleep fairly well and wake up the next day with higher levels of energy.
If you had Glutathione IV, then it is common to smell a sulfur smell in your urine.
Drink at least another 2-4 glasses of water and eat another meal after your IV treatment.
If the IV needle insertion site becomes hot, red, itchy, or you develop a rash or have a fever, call our clinics immediately at (403) 383-3228 (Marda Loop) or (403) 383-2338 (Sage Hill). If it is after clinic hours, please call 911 or go to the closest Emergency Room.
Direct Billing available. The visit portion of the IV treatment can be billed as a "Naturopathic Visit" to your insurance.