Office visit rates, depending on procedures used, without an acupuncture benefit through a health insurance plan, to receive comprehensive, holistic care from me to enhance your health based on your health history, current health status, and current concerns are $60 per half hour at all three office locations in Fort Bragg, Elk and at St. Orres when paid promptly at the time of services. As a MediCal provider, I am now offering group sessions, indoor and outdoor, seated or lying on my five office tables, in my Fort Bragg office on Thursdays at 3:30. Call ahead and plan to wear a mask. Bring your own blanket and pillow if desired. Call ahead to reserve your space, and please don't come in with viral symptoms such as fever, runny nose, cough, sore throat, nausea, or diarrhea.
Typical first session in the office varies. To best treat you, we must discuss your health history and concerns. You fill out an intake form. I ask you questions to assess your health status and goals, to come up with a treatment plan, to determine the course of your initial treatment and follow-up visits. This process begins during the first visit, and unfolds over time during your subsequent visits. Payment is expected at the time of service.
New patients, or patients I haven't seen in three months or longer must reserve at least an hour of time. Established patients can schedule thirty minutes of just acupuncture and may be able to rest on the treatment table unattended with the acupuncture in place, at no additional charge, when circumstances allow for this. I honestly have trouble achieving the full therapeutic effect of my work for you with less than an hour of time, however; so please plan ahead for longer visits and if you are paying out of pocket, please plan to pay for at least a full hour of time.
I can treat small household groups of three in my Fort Bragg office at community-oriented rates of $40-$60 per person.
Please note that California law allows for a higher insurance rate system than the rates established for prompt payment at the time of services. We do bill insurance in my office once we establish that you have an acupuncture benefit and your deductible has been met. Health insurance will never pay 100% of the charges billed, but may reimburse enough to drop your co-payment below the prompt payment rate.
I make every effort to be as concise and efficient with your session while providing you with personalized acupuncture care. Charges for herbal medicine are in addition to the office rates. If you have insurance that reimburses for acupuncture but you have not met your deductible, payment from you is still expected at the time of services but I will give you a super-bill that you can submit to your insurance company so that they may apply your out-of-pocket payment to your deductible. This is based on your relationship with them. When we establish that you have the kind of insurance that will pay for your acupuncture care directly to me, then I will bill them for your subsequent visits.
On a limited basis, and subject to availability, I have a Hardship Agreement for those patients who cannot receive care based on the cost. Please inquire if this is your case.
Many health concerns have taken time to arise, and will take time to resolve. If we find this is the case for you, and you schedule a series of treatments in advance to conscientiously address your concern, you may be eligible for a frequency discount.
Office hours are by appointment:
Office Hours available every day by appointment except Saturdays and Sundays at one of four possible locations: Anchor Bay, Greenwood Ridge, Fort Bragg, or your home. Greenwood Ridge is reserved only for Elk residents whom I know.