CASH PAY RATES – paid at the time of service
The first visit – become an established patient: $120
Consultation, evaluation, acupuncture treatment in a private treatment room.
Acupuncture follow-up visits: $75
Acupuncture treatment in a private treatment room
Established cash patients who come in twice a week or more:
2 acupuncture treatments/week (Mon-Sat): $125 – the first visit is charged at $75, the second or third visit is $50.
Herbal formulas generally range from $12-$30. Most formulas last 1-2 weeks depending on condition and recommended dosage. A new patient visit is required for herbal recommendations. If you are afraid of needles, alternative modalities can be substituted for the first treatment.
5-Day Smoking Cessation Protocol
5 treatments over the course of 1 week to help you quit smoking
$310 – New Patients
$270 – Established
8-Week Weight Loss Protocol
8 weekly treatments to fight cravings & weekly ear-seed application
$590 – New Patients
$480 – Established Patients
We work with worker’s compensation, through single referral authorizations. We are also in network with the following insurance companies:
- Veteran’s Choice. To find out more, visit the following links: https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/VCP/index.asp
- Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
Due to a large number of different insurance plans, we can not guarantee your particular plan covers treatments without verification. Call or email to inquire about a benefit and eligibility check.
Unfortunately, Medicare does not yet cover acupuncture services.
We directly bill PPO insurance plans if acupuncture is a covered benefit. We do not contract with all companies or those requiring a middleman that handles claims. The reason for this is they offer low flat rates that do not cover consultation time for new or existing patients. Evaluations are necessary for proper treatment.
If you found us through American Specialty Health, or your PPO requires the provider to be enrolled with ASH, we are no longer contracted. American Specialty Health is a middleman that is required by some insurance companies to process claims. ASH reimburses providers at a much lower contracted rate (The difference of the co-pay and $41) and requires more paperwork and administrative review than worker’s compensation cases.
Additionally, it was a hassle wringing payment out of ASH after the fifth visit. A patients’ plan states they have 12-20 visits per year only to be denied after the fifth visit as “unnecessary” when acupuncture has been the only thing to work. Kaiser charges members $125 for a follow-up acupuncture treatment, one that is limited from using points all over the body.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer sliding scale and bill insurance companies at the same time.
Call or email to verify the benefits and eligibility of your insurance plan.
HMO vs. PPO via Humana https://www.humana.com/all-products/understanding-insurance/hmo-vs-ppo