Center for Acupuncture & Healing Arts, 348 South 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741
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About our policies
Financial Policy: We accept cash or check. Fees are payable in full at the time services are rendered, unless we have a prior agreement with you. We do not bill your insurance company, but we may provide billing codes if you want to file a claim. Paying for our services with a Healthcare Savings Account or a Flexible Spending Account can have tax advantages for you.
Unfortunately we are no longer offering community style acupuncture because there is not enough interest in group treatments to make that fee structure possible.
We will discuss financial arrangements with anyone who can't afford our regular fees.
Any group of four or more people may inquire about lower-cost treatments in a group setting together.
Fees for private sessions
New patient visit is typically $140, and lasts up to 90 minutes.
This first visit includes paperwork review, interview, examination, and two units of treatment (23-30 minutes) using acupuncture or other therapy. Additional units of therapy are billed at $35 per unit (8-15 minutes). Duration and type of treatment is at the discretion of the practitioner and approved by the patient. Herbal consultation is an extra fee, unless no other therapy is applied. Extended examinations, for complex problems, are billed an extra charge.
Established patient visit is typically $85, and lasts 35-55 minutes.
These follow-up visits include a brief re-assessment, with two units of treatment (23-30 minutes) using acupuncture or other therapy. Additional units of therapy are billed at $35 per unit (8-15 minutes). Duration and type of treatment is at the discretion of the practitioner and approved by the patient. Herbal consultation is an extra fee, unless no other therapy is applied. Extended examinations, beyond the usual brief re-assessment, are billed an extra charge.
There are fees for certain supplies.
Herbal consultation fees will vary.
Fees for urgent care
When you don't have a scheduled appointment but you need a private session for urgent care, we will work you in, if possible. If you are a new patient, comprehensive exam fee will be waived; you will have a shorter, problem-focused exam, plus appropriate therapy for the time available. You will be charged according to the time spent on exam and the units of therapy. If you decide to schedule another private session, at that time you will have a comprehensive exam and be charged the new patient fee of $140.
House calls and extended telephone calls
We make house calls only for established patients, if time is available. Extended telephone conversations are available for patient management and incur a fee.
Medical records, special reports and forms
Copies of your records are billed at 25 cents per page, or a minimum of $10. Special reports and forms are billed at $35 per 15 minutes.