I love meeting people for the first time and am happy to answer any questions you may have prior to our first appointment. I understand it can be a leap of faith to work with a new practitioner so I'm happy to make it an easy transition.
What to expect: We will talk about your medical history, concerns and goals for about 30 minutes during our first visit. After this I will explain a little bit more about what to expect from acupuncture and what you may or may not experience while on the table. You will then be able to rest for about a half hour and let the needles do their work. If your concerns call for it, we may incorporate cupping, gua sha, nutritional and/or lifestyle planning and a herbal consult. As you can see, a lot can be accomplished during our initial visit. Please do wear comfortable clothes that easily push up to your knees and elbows! Skinny jeans make my life hard!
Insurance: If you have insurance and want to check what benefits you are entitled to please contact me and submit the following information: a picture of your card front and back, your date of birth and your address, 48 hours prior to your appointment if possible. I will work very hard to see that you can utilize your benefits that you have paid for. Most insurance policies do have a co-pay or co-insurance that will be collected at the time of your appointment. That being said insurance companies are getting trickier to navigate so in the event that they decline payment I will need to collect payment from you directly.
Time of Service Fee: Please contact me to discuss time of service fees that are not covered by insurance. I do have a certain number of slots that are sliding scale based on financial need.