Typical first session in the office are two hours. This includes consultation, assessing your health goals, making a treatment plan, plus your first treatment. This costs $135. Follow-ups are $115 for 90 minutes and $95 for 60 minutes. Generally these are acupuncture and massage combinations. Established patients can drop in for acupuncture only for $60-$100. Groups: in your home, or my office, at low rates of $20-$40 per person. Payment is expected at the time of service. For a complete list of all my services please see Donna’s massage site.
Please note that California law allows for a slightly higher rate system than cash only patients. If you'd like me to pursue insurance reimbursement for you, your rates will be approximately 20% higher than patients making cash payments. Health insurance will never pay 100% of the charges billed, but may reimburse enough to drop your payment to below the cash rate. You will, in any event, be reponsible for the full amount billed to your insurance company, until we establish that acupuncture is a reimbursible benefit of your plan.
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, payment from you is still expected, and I will send a superbill receipt to your insurance company so that you will be reimbursed to the degree that your insurance company allows. This is based on your relationship with them. If we establish that you have the kind of insurance that will pay for your acupuncture care directly to me, then I will charge 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:
Sundays: early morning and evenings: Fort Bragg, or your location; 11am–6:30pm at Mendocino Massage; evenings — call for availability
Mondays: mornings in Fort Bragg or St. Orres; 2:30–6:45 pm at Mendocino Massage
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: call for availability and locations
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: early morning through 3 pm, and 5:30 pm - 10 pm: Fort Bragg and St. Orres, or your location
I have some office hours available every day of the week. If you don't find what you're looking for with my online system, please call and inquire about additional times that might be available.