HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE?
Your first appointment is very in depth and will be used to perform a thorough intake of your medical and personal history after which a diagnosis will be achieved and a treatment performed. The first visit may take up to 2 hours, including completing documentation, taking your history, completing an assessment of the present condition providing treatment. The actual amount of time in which the needles are retained in the body generally does not exceed 30 minutes. All other sessions will take up to an hour.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE VISIT?
Please arrive early. Allow yourself enough time to use the restroom and relax before receiving your treatment. You are welcome to bring a pair of shorts to change into.
If it is your first visit, it is best to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment, to allow ample time to complete the necessary documentation prior to your visit. Please bring a list of any medications you have or are currently taking, and copies of any laboratory results, scans or reports that are relevant to your reason for seeking our services.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED TO SEE RESULTS?
Results depend greatly on a patient’s overall health and on how long they have had their condition. In general, chronic conditions take longer to resolve than acute conditions. After your initial appointment a treatment plan will be discussed, including the recommended number of visits in order to resolve or improve your condition.
The frequency of sessions will vary depending on how your body works and on your focus. Your commitment is most important part of your healing process.
Please make sure to let us know if you are scheduled for other treatments after your visit. This is to ensure you and that you have ample resources to receive the other treatment(s).
WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT?
Full payment is due on the day of service. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check and credit cards.
DOES INSURANCE COVER THESE TREATMENTS?
At this time we are not currently in-network with any insurance carriers. However, since coverage varies a great deal, we are able to verify your insurance coverage and assist with processing your claims. The better you yourself understand your health insurance, the better you can optimize your health benefits.
Questions that you can ask your insurance provider include:
· Does my policy cover acupuncture?
· Is there a deductible? If so, how much is my deductible? Has my deductible been met?
· Is there a yearly maximum on acupuncture coverage? If so, has any been used?
· Is there a lifetime maximum on acupuncture? If so, has any been used?
WHAT IS THE CANCELATION POLICY?
There is a $50 fee for missed appointments or appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. Patients arriving more than 15 minutes late may be asked to reschedule or may have a shortened session, and normal rates will apply.