We use a sliding scale of $15-$50 for acupuncture treatments. There is no new patient fee.
You decide how much you can afford to pay. No income verification is required.
You decide each time how much you’d like to pay. This allows you to adjust the amount based on your current circumstances (cash flow, how many treatments you’re getting, other variable expenses, etc.) without worrying about being able to pay for your acupuncture treatment. So for example, maybe you normally pay $20, but this week money’s a little tighter or we’ve recommended you come in several days in a row to help your twisted ankle — pay $15 instead. We don’t ask questions, we just give you acupuncture. 🙂
The price you pay does not affect the length of your treatment, the number of needles we use on you, or anything else other than our checking account (and yours!).
Anxiety Adjustment: For many people, thinking or talking about money can trigger anxiety. Having to decide what to pay each time causes some people to get a little surge of stress right before their treatment. Yuck! We don’t want to make anyone anxious or stressed, we want to reduce anxiety and stress! If you get an anxiety surge when we ask how much you want to pay, we can skip it. Pick the price you’d like to pay each time, and we’ll note it in your chart so we won’t ask you again. If your circumstances change and you’d like to pay more or less in the future, you can do so at any time, just let us know.
We do not bill insurance. If we did, our prices would need to be higher, so this is not going to change.
If you have insurance that covers acupuncture, we would be happy to provide you with a receipt containing the proper billing code so that you can submit it for reimbursement on your own.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please give us 24 hours notice so that there’s time for someone else to take that appointment slot.
Appointments canceled with less than 24 hours notice will result in a $15 cancellation fee.
Baker’s Dozen: Acupuncture works best when it happens regularly, and people are more likely to make time for acupuncture if there’s a regular appointment already in their calendar. If you book a series of twelve recurring appointments once a week, we’ll give you a 13th appointment for free that you can use yourself, give to a friend, or donate to someone who can’t afford acupuncture. Note: you do not have to pay for all 12 appointments in advance.