Your First Visit

Welcome to Chiropractic First!

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Prior to your first in office visit, the initial new patient conversation we will be done remotely and with an additional screening.    Please let us know if you were referred to us by a patient or practitioner as that may speed up the intake screening.

On your first visit, you will tell us about why you are looking to receive treatment. If we are not the right doctors to help you, we will let you know who is. If we are not the best people to help you, there is no charge for the visit. If we think we can help you, we will do an exam and you will receive a chiropractic treatment.

A bit more detail about your visit:

What do you want to see change?

After you complete the new patient paperwork (pediatric paperwork is here), we will talk about what brings you into the office. What parts of your physical, mental and emotional life do you want to improve? People seek our care for help with everything from pain to anxiety, from injuries to mental fog. What ever you need help with, we want to hear about it.

Our goal is to help you live your life to the fullest. If we are not the best practitioners to help you, we will let you know who is.

The emotional, mental, physical and chemical experiences of your life have all contributed to your current health.

Your exam

We will look at how well your body moves, where it is holding tension and where it is stiff. If you are unable to sit, stand or lay down, we can easily modify the exam to assure your comfort.

You will remain fully clothed. If you want to remove your shoes, you are welcome to do that.

We will not take x-rays. If you have x-ray, MRI or other reports from a medical doctor, you are welcome to bring them. They are not necessary for this type of chiropractic care, but we are happy to review any information you want to provide.

Your treatment

You will receive your first chiropractic treatment, called an adjustment, on your first visit. Adjustments at Chiropractic First are very gentle. You can see examples in this video

Your first adjustment will last approximately 15 minutes. If you are able, you will lie face down, and then face up, and finish the adjustment with you seated. If any of that is uncomfortable or too difficult, you can modify those positions. The adjustment will feel a bit like a very gentle massage. Some people even fall asleep because it is so relaxing!

On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Dr. Meggie Smith and Dr. Hope McLoughlin do all new patient visits and adjusting. On Tuesday, you will see Dr. Hope McLoughlin for your exam and you will receive your treatment from Dr. Will Vogds. Most patients see Meggie, Will, and Hope over the course of their care. It is great to get three different opinions and perspectives! We share all the information needed to provide you seamless care.

Chiropractic First is located in Downtown Evanston. Near the Metra and Purple line Davis stops.

How do I get there?

There is information on parking, directions and public transportation on our Contact Us page

How much will it cost?

There is no charge for the initial consult. If we think we are the best people to help you, we will discuss cost of the exam with you before we proceed to the exam portion of the visit. You will never incur any charges at Chiropractic First without first knowing what the fees will be.

On your second visit we will go over the financial plan for your care, including package discounts.

I look forward to speaking with you on your first visit and helping you heal! For now, please fill our the new patient paperwork (links are below) or read about some of the experiences of our patients.

 New Patient Paperwork

For Adults: Chiropractic First Health History Form

For Children under 14: Chiropractic First Child Health History Form

For Everyone:

Acknowledgement Sheet Consent to Care

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