Original email for context: I am confused why at my doctor’s office they quoted me $1200 and I looked at your three different sites how can I get the same ingredients without a prescription or is it I really don’t need a prescription. It looks like adding in your workbook and phase 3 group I would be spending about half of what the doctor’s office is telling me. Can you help reassure me as to why the cost is so different (better!)
First of all, let me tell what IS the same about whatever hCG clinic or doctor you went to and the online sources of real hCG kits.
What’s the same:
PHARMACEUTICAL REAL HORMONE HCG: The hCG – the hCG from these companies all come from compounding pharmacies from around the United States. When the weight loss clinics or doctor you go to prescribes it, it comes from the same type of place- a compounding pharmacy. hCG from all U.S. compounding pharmacies is always endotoxin and potency tested by a 3rd party lab- every single batch that is made. So the quality control and product you get is all the same in that respect. Paying more at a doctors office or weight loss clinic doesn’t get you better hCG.
REAL PRESCRIPTION FROM A DOCTOR: You are getting BOTH a legit bonafide prescription for hCG and the hCG itself, by a prescribing doctor, from the medical staff that each hCG company has. You fill out a medical intake form and have a short phone call or video chat with the medical personnel for final approval. No contacting of your primary care doctor is done. This process is legal as “telehealth” in the U.S. and is quickly becoming a more common way of doing health related stuff online.
What is different:
Essentially when you go the online route, you are DIYing it. And this makes it less costly. When you do your hCG round through a brick and mortar clinic you typically go in once a week or more, they need a nice place for you to come to, and the staff to support having their patients come in so frequently, and spend whatever amount of time they spend with you on each visit. Medical staff in the U.S. are obviously paid well for their services. And for some people, this may be the best route – it does provide a certain level of accountability that can help you stick to the diet.
Going the online route, while many of them do have a nice office still, but they do charge more for the patients who come in to them and spend more time with them. And while when you buy online you can certainly ask questions as they come up by email or phone, typically there is not as much time being spent with you as you go through the diet. And there is a certain amount of volume of patients they are able to scale to with this model – many more people that a doctor can fairly quickly approve for prescription vs. in-house appointments. So being able to have less overhead, and more sales, makes it possible to offer the kits themselves at a reduced cost to you. And what’s why I have spent so much time providing so much free guidance on hcgchica.com so that you can DIY this successfully as I did.