Fees and Insurance

Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness Center continually strives to maintain a balance between offering reasonable fees and providing the highest quality care possible. As well, in recent years, more health insurance companies are beginning to cover acupuncture treatments. There are also more Worker's Comp and personal injury plans that cover acupuncture, and we have experience working with those claims. Although still somewhat limited in North Carolina, Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness Center is in-network with a few companies. If we are not in your network, we are experienced in providing patients with the necessary documentation to file for reimbursement.

Please call us today to receive the latest fee information and to schedule your appointment: 704-333-8899.


Description of Services

Answers to General Questions:  Free! If you want to know more about acupuncture, or to see if it is right for you, please feel free to call us or send us an email at anytime. We are often able to answer your general questions over the phone or via email.
 
Initial Acupuncture Visit -
Fertility & Women's Health
:  This is a comprehensive 2 hour visit. You will receive a very thorough consultation, reproductive health review, general medical review, a full Chinese medical intake, patient education, and an acupuncture treatment.  You may also receive herbal medicine & dietary recommendations at this or future visits.  *Please arrive early and allow 120 minutes for this visit.

Initial Acupuncture Visit - Pain, Stress, Anxiety, etc:  The initial visit takes 90 minutes and includes a consultation, review of general medical history, an acupuncture intake, patient education, and an acupuncture treatment. You may also receive an herbal medicine & dietary recommendations at this or future visits.  *Please arrive early and allow 90 minutes for this visit.

Return Acupuncture Visit - Normal:  Normal return visits are focused on the acupuncture treatment. Please allow 40-60 minutes for a normal return visit.

Return Acupuncture Visit - Extended:  Extended return visits are by request only. Extended visits include an acupuncture treatment, updates on progress, re-evaluation, herbal & dietary recommendations, and further patient education. The additional time is used either for an extended consultation, longer treatment time or additional therapy. Please allow 75-90 minutes for an extended return visit - ***by request only.***

Herb Consultations (without acupuncture):  Although most of our patients like to include acupuncture in their treatment plan, we do offer Chinese herbal medicine consultations for patients who do not want acupuncture. Initial herb appointments include consultation, general medical history review, a Chinese medicine intake, and herbal medicine recommendations. Follow up consults allow the practitioner to tack the patient's progress as well as make adjustments to the herbal formula.  Depending on the individual and the health concern being addressed, these consults are conducted every 2-4 weeks. Please allow 45-60 minutes for a Initial Herbal Consult and 15 minutes for a Follow Up Herb Consult. Please note that herb consults
DO NOT include the cost of the herbal medicine.

90 minute Massage Therapy:
Your choice of a professional, full body 90 minute massage therapy session focused on either pain management, relaxation, or fertility.

60 minute Massage Therapy: Your choice of a professional, full body 60 minute massage therapy session focused on either pain management, relaxation, or fertility.


Payment

Payments are collected at the time of service.  The Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness Center accepts cash, check, VISA, & MasterCard.
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Tax Deductions

The costs of acupuncture and herbal medicines are generally considered deductible as medical expenses.  Please consult your tax advisor and refer to IRS Publication 502 for more details.  For a more in-depth article, please visit: Is Acupuncture Tax Deductible?
 

Insurance

Few health insurance companies in North Carolina currently cover acupuncture and herbal therapies.  However, some companies offer varying levels of coverage.  Medicaid & Medicare do not provide coverage.  As more and more insurance companies begin to understand the therapeutic benefit & long term cost savings of acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine, insurance coverage will be expanded.  It is always best to check with your health insurance company first in order to determine whether or not you have eligibility and coverage for our services.

If your insurance company will reimburse you for part or all of your treatment, the Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness Center will provide the necessary legal documentation (i.e. Superbill, CPT codes, treatment documentation, etc.) in order for you to obtain reimbursement from your health insurance company.   We will always do our best to help you with this process.
 

Flex Plans & Healthcare Savings Accounts

Acupuncture is a covered medical expense under most Flex Plans, and it is a covered expense for HSA's.  Additionally, some plans may reimburse you for the cost of Chinese herbal medicine.  Please check with your Flex Plan or HSA administrator to make sure that your particular plan covers acupuncture treatments and/or the cost of Chinese herbal medicine.
 

Gift Certificates

Do you know someone that might be interested in our services?  A gift certificate is a great way to introduce them to acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine.  We have gift certificate cards available for purchase.  Please call
704.333.8899 today to get yours!