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Fee Schedule
Initial visit: $275; Follow-up visits: $140-$300 depending on services provided. Please note that Dr. McIlroy has a separate fee schedule.

Health Savings and Flex Spending Accounts (HSAs and FSAs)
Acupuncture and dry needling are fully covered benefits and we accept all FSA and HSA forms of payment.

Insurance
Our clinic is out of network with all insurance plans. We provide a coded receipt (“superbill”) to submit to your insurer for reimbursement.

FAQs

Am I a good candidate for acupuncture or dry needling?
During the initial evaluation, your provider will thoroughly assess your condition and goals to determine if acupuncture can help you. We assess treatment options in a collaborative way, balancing risks and benefits for each patient, and making referrals when appropriate.

What can I expect during the first visit?
In order to maximize your time and ensure that you receive the best care, we ask that you submit your initial paperwork to us at least 48 hours prior to your first visit. This allows us to review your case thoroughly before your appointment, allowing more time for examination and questions about your condition and treatment options.

Your first visit will last approximately 60 minutes. In addition, please allow up to 20 minutes (prior to your scheduled appointment time) to complete the registration and paperwork. During the appointment, your provider will take a thorough history and examination including, as appropriate, traditional pulse and tongue exam, orthopedic testing, or other exams. A treatment may be included in the initial visit if time allows, or the provider may determine that your condition requires a more thorough evaluation or time to research the proper treatment options.

Our aim is to determine as quickly as possible if you are a good candidate for acupuncture or other therapies, and decide on a course of treatment or make a referral to another healthcare provider.

How many treatments will I need, and how frequently?
The number and frequency of treatments will depend on your condition and response to acupuncture. Usually, a series of treatments are needed; longer treatment plans are typically required for more severe or chronic conditions. Acupuncture can be scheduled as often as daily or as little as once a month. Some patients respond after only one or two treatments, while it may take several weeks for others. Your provider will discuss an optimal treatment with you, based on your individual needs.

How long do visits last?
The first visit generally lasts 60 to 90 minutes—from checking in until you’re walking out the door—depending on the complexity of the condition and the techniques used. Follow-up visits range from 30 to 60 minutes.

I’m very busy. Can you work with me?
Like most of our patients—performers, athletes, moms, executives, attorneys, programmers, students, and so on—we understand that you’re probably very busy. Please let us know if you need to leave by a specific time; we can get a lot done in 30 minutes.

What is your cancellation policy?
We offer individualized care and have a limited number of appointment times. Unless you have a medical or family emergency (unforeseen work commitments don’t count), we ask for 24 hours’ notice to avoid a missed appointment fee, so that we have time to offer your appointment time to someone else.

Do you accept Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or Flex Spending Accounts (FSAs)?
Yes. Our office is compatible with all flex spending accounts. We can process your HSA/flex debit card directly or provide you with the specific invoice you need for full reimbursement.

Will I need to keep coming once my condition has improved?
It depends on the condition, the individual, and what is defined by improvement. Typically, the more complex your condition and the longer you’ve had it, the more important it is to follow up with an appropriate maintenance program after you’ve achieved initial relief. Please talk to your provider about the specific expectations of your treatment plan.

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