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Your First Appointment

What to expect during your first appointment

Your first appointment at Palmer Clinics will take approximately two hours. Your chiropractor will discuss your symptoms with you and perform a thorough examination, which may include:

  • Case history
  • Physical examination
  • Chiropractic examination
  • Diagnostic tests
  • X-rays
  • Laboratory analyses

Once your chiropractor has examined you and assessed all the information you’ve provided, she/he will discuss a treatment plan.

You may also be provided with information and activities that will support your treatment plan, such as:

  • Strengthening and/or stretching exercises
  • Possible posture improvements
  • Stretching exercises
  • Food and nutrition recommendations
  • Lifestyle suggestions

New-Patient Forms

If you’re coming to one of our clinics for the first time, please complete the forms below to save time at your first appointment. We look forward to serving you!

As a patient of the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, you have certain privacy expectations as well as rights and responsibilities. All of the Palmer Clinics are fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy and security rules for health care providers. The confidentiality of your patient records is of paramount concern to us, and you’ll be asked to review information about how we comply with HIPAA rules and sign a form on your first appointment.

Your Privacy, Rights and Responsibilities


At Palmer Clinics, your first appointment includes a consultation, history, exam and X-rays, if needed. The exam ranges from $36 – $63. Based on the results of the exam, your doctor may determine X-rays are needed. Depending on the views taken, X-rays range in price from $50 to $150.

On subsequent appointments, the cost of an adjustment ranges from $29 to $36, depending on how many regions are adjusted.

Most insurance plans cover chiropractic care, although the level of coverage varies. Our helpful staff will pre-verify your insurance before your first appointment and can discuss cost and payment options with you.

Your out-of-pocket cost will depend on the coverage provided by your insurance plan and the variety of services you receive during your appointment.

Patients who choose to pay for their care directly (without insurance) at the time of service, qualify for a discounted rate. Patients who don’t have chiropractic benefits and pay for their care at time of service may qualify for a discounted rate.

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Palmer Chiropractic Clinics

Quad Cities

Locations in Davenport, IA and Moline, IL

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Palmer Chiropractic Clinics

Port Orange, Florida

Locations on Clyde Morris Blvd. and S. Nova Road

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Palmer Chiropractic Clinics

San Jose, California

90 E. Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134