Before Tia, I used to absolutely dread my doctor appointments. The experience was always cold, overly clinical, and often 30 minutes to 1 hour behind schedule. As someone who previously visited Tia in New York, I was thrilled to see there is a new location opening up in Santa Monica, a location I am excited to be making home in the near future!
You might be surprised by how excited I am about medical appointments at Tia. And, I get it! My previous doctor’s office was as frustrating and uncomfortable as most of us are used to. But, I promise, it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Here is why you should be absolutely hyped about the new Tia clinic in Santa Monica:
1). Tia has it ALL
The number 1 reason I even went to my NY Tia office was that they merge all of the types of medical care I could ever want and need into one location. And I found all services to be above and beyond my expectations. Tia offers gynecology, primary care, and mental health services along with other therapies like acupuncture, massage, and cupping. Because all of these services are under one roof, all of your important data and files are also readily available to all of your providers. This streamlines your entire visit and allows your Tia team to see and treat the whole you!
2). Tia is Cozy
I think most of us know the feeling of dread when the time for our normal gyno visit is inching closer and closer on the calendar. The cold offices, creaky examination tables, and dated spaces make what is already a chore something even worse. My experience at Tia has been nothing short of warm, welcoming, and comforting. You feel at ease from the moment you enter the waiting room (which they call a living room, by the way). I enjoyed winding down with a fizzy drink and a great book selection while I waited for my appointment. The exam rooms feel more like some sort of spa and literally, every detail is rooted in client comfort, from the warm robes to the fuzzy socks, and it makes every appointment a joy.
3). Tia is Affordable
I know all of these perks sound a little expensive, but a Tia membership is only $15 a month or $150 annually. That is less expensive than your coffee habit or your Netflix subscription! Tia also accepts most major insurance plans and has a dedicated Care Coordination team to make sure paperwork and insurance details are all taken care of for you, so you have one less thing to worry about. My Tia Care Coordinator makes sure I have the right appointments scheduled, and answers all my questions, from benefits to prescription refills.
4). Tia is Empowering
As a woman in her mid-30s, I have become a lot more vocal about my choices and my body than I ever was in my early 20s. And I so wish that I had a Tia team behind me in those earlier years! I went so long without having medical professionals who actually listened to me and walked me through my options in a way I could actually understand. Tia provides me with a whole list of safe and scientifically proven therapies and treatments, but I get to decide which is right for me. My conversations and visits with my Tia team have always been informative and affirming, giving me the confidence to select the right treatments for me. Because, at the end of the day, I know myself best.
I could go on and on about how much I love Tia, but here is what you really need to know to schedule a visit: The Tia Santa Monica clinic opens up in January of 2023 (with – super important – parking next door!) and other LA clinics in Pasadena, Culver City, and Studio City will soon follow. Visit the Tia website to learn more and join – I am so excited for you to experience the healthcare and whole-body support you deserve!