Updated: June 9, 2022
Rates subject to change
To help make my services more accessible to families around the country, I have designated pre-set travel months (January, April, and October) each year – when I “cluster” home consultations geographically to help reduce costs (and pass the savings on to make it more feasible for families across the country to be able to afford a personal consultation with me).
Outside of these three travel months of January, April and October my normal individual consultation day rate in the United States is:
- $2,000 per day [includes an in-person consultation up to 4 hours in length]
- + $1,500 per travel day
- Travel day fees cover time for travel, flights, lodging, ground transportation, meals, etc.
This works out to between $3,500 and $5,000 for a consult, depending on how many days of travel are required (one or two). This is my “short-notice” travel rate, essentially – if someone wants me to fly out from Oregon whenever, to wherever – and cannot wait for one of my “consolidated travel” months. [All rates are discussed on this linked page.]
How things work during “designated travel months” – normally January, April, and October each year:
- During pre-set travel months I plan in advance and cluster one-on-one home consultations and other small community events* close together (both geographically and temporally!) to help bring the price down for families and small community groups. [*small community events have different pricing than personal or business consultations.]
- For all consultations there is a minimum of a 3-hour commitment (and, given the inherent typical intensity of these home consultations [which are very information dense, like a personalized one-on-one class], a maximum of 4-hours per visit).
- Outside of Oregon, home consultation / corporate consultation rates during the pre-set Lead Safe Mama travel months range from $400 to $500 / hour, depending on the client’s specific logistics (distance from a major airport, my route, and additional actual driving time)
- If you book early [when the schedule for that month first opens up, and before the travel path is determined and before initial flights are booked – normally two-to-three months before the month in question], you will be added to the schedule at the $400/hour rate (with few exceptions), and the trip will be built around your location as a primary location.
- There is no separate charge for travel during these months [The first people to book determine the route that will be traveled for that travel month – at which time flights are purchased and other reservations / plans are made.]
- For folks who book later – After the primary locations have been mapped out & set for the month and our flights have been booked, reservations made, and the schedule planned – the following rates apply (with the range below reflecting the difference in cost between a 3-hour or 4-hour appointment.)
- within a 1-hour drive of a pre-planned location, $400/hr: $1,200 – $1,600
- within a 2-hour drive, $450/hr: $1,350 – $1,800
- within a 3-hour drive: $2,000 (flat fee; 3 to 4 hour consultation)
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“But this is so expensive!”
While we understand the cost may seem out of reach for many families, at this time the advocacy work of Lead Safe Mama, LLC is still not yet profitable, and we cannot afford to subsidize the costs any more than we already do. We anticipate reaching reasonable profitability after our civil rights legal battle is over – likely at some point next year (when we will no longer have high legal costs in support of this work, and we also will no longer have high XRF-related costs) at which point we do hope to be able to further subsidize work for lower-income families, as we have always done whenever possible.
In the meantime, if you cannot afford a one-on-one consultation but are interested in participating in the work, this website is a free available resource (with thousands of pages of information) and you may also want to keep your eyes open (sign up for our newsletter here) for some of our public community events, normally sponsored by (and hosted by) local health departments, educational institutions, hospitals, etc. with participation for the public offered free of charge.
If you want to discuss the possibility of your local or health department (or hospital, or college) sponsoring a free public event, please be in touch. Here’s an overview of elements that might be included in those events: link.
As always, please let me know if you have any additional questions.