Does Insurance Cover Acupuncture Treatments?

Two of the most frequently asked questions we get from our prospective patients are, "Does insurance cover acupuncture treatment?" and "Do you accept insurance as payment?"

The good news is, increasing number of  insurance companies are covering acupuncture nowadays comparing to a decade ago. If you have health insurance, you might be covered for acupuncture treatment benefits.  For some insurance companies that don't, they may have an Affinity Program in which you are eligible to participate. With Affinity programs, you are able to get acupuncture treatment at discounted rate with participating acupuncturists.

It is important to note that although many insurance companies offer acupuncture coverage, not all treatments are eligible for payment.  You will need to understand your insurance company's coverage for acupuncture services before visiting your acupuncturist.

To find out whether your insurance company provides acupuncture benefits for your needs,

and for how much are you covered, you can call your insurance company's patient information phone number listed on the back of your insurance card and ask the following questions:

  • Does the plan covers acupuncture services? If not, is there an available Affinity plan?
  • If the plan cover acupuncture treatments, what conditions are covered?
  • Is a referral from an MD needed to see an acupuncturist?
  • Who can provide the acupuncture treatment? A licensed acupuncturist? An MD?
  • Is there a limit in the number of acupuncture treatments per year?
  • Is there a deductible that must be met, and how much?
  • What percentage of the treatment fee does the insurance company pay?
  • Does the insurance cover visits to out of network acupuncturist? If yes, what is the difference in the insurance payment?
  • How much will the office visit co-pays be?

If you are interested in receiving acupuncture treatment in our office, we will be happy to contact your insurance company on your behalf to verify your insurance plan's coverage.  Please call us with the following information:

  • Patient's full name
  • Patient's date of birth
  • Patient's address
  • Full name of the primary policy holder if it is someone other than the patient (spouse, parent, etc.)
  • Date of birth of Primary policy holder
  • Insurance company name and policy number
  • Insurance company's phone number (listed on the back of your insurance card)

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Alternately, you may use our Insurance Verification Template to find out the necessary information about your health insurance's acupuncture treatment coverage.

Call Us:  732-858-1322

AcuMeridian Wellness 

AcuMeridian Wellness Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic

420 Rt34, Suite 317, NJ 07722

(Within Holistic Healing Center at Colts Neck Shopping Center)

Phone: (732) 858-1322 Fax: (855) 755- 7778

Acupuncture at Colts Neck, Monmouth County, New Jersey