Use Your Health Insurance

Many people are surprised to learn that they have acupuncture benefits on their health insurance policy. Very Well Functional Acupuncture is happy to verify coverage and submit claims to any health insurance company that has in- or out-of-network coverage for our work. We are also proud to work with the Veterans Administration to treat those who have served our country.

Insurance or VA benefits may be applied toward any qualified FIRST or REGULAR acupuncture treatment. (Acupuncture EXPRESS appointments are only payable in advance via credit card.)

We are currently in-network with the following health insurance plans:

  • BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD

  • CIGNA

  • AETNA

  • JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY EHP

We also accept insurance payments from any other company that offers out-of-network acupuncture benefits on your plan (for example, UnitedHealth often does).*

Acupuncture benefits vary by provider and specific plan. There is often a copay or deductible to be met, or sometimes a plan will only cover specific complaints. If you provide us with your health insurance information at our initial contact, I will be able to report back exactly what is covered.

If your plan requires a referral or preauthorization, we will get those taken care of before you come in.

Please note that you are personally responsible for any fees your health insurance company does not pay, including copays, deductibles, non-covered services (such as Chinese herbs), and any claims that are rejected due to other limitations.

If your plan does not offer in- or out-of-network benefits for acupuncture, it's possible that you can still be reimbursed for your acupuncture treatment. I can provide you with a receipt that is coded in a way your insurance company may accept for partial or full reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company to learn their policies about these reimbursements.