Insurance & Fees


Some insurances may cover acupuncture treatment for certain conditions such as the treatment of chronic pain and nausea. It’s best if you check with your insurance carrier first to find out your benefits and coverage.

We are in-network providers for some (but not all) Blue Shield PPO plans.
We are out-of-network for all other insurance plans such as Anthem Blue Cross PPO, Blue Shield Blue Cross PPO, and United Healthcare PPO.
We do not accept Medi-Cal, Medicare, or HMO plans.
For other plans, we can provide a receipt you can send to your insurance called a “superbill.”

Please contact us to verify your insurance benefits before your first visit. Verification of insurance is not a guarantee of insurance payment. You will be billed for what insurance does not pay. If we are not able to verify your insurance before your first visit, you will pay at the time of service.

Deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance varies depending on your acupuncture coverage.

Insurance does not cover the cost of herbal medicine and supplements.

Fees for Comprehensive Services (Non-insurance patients)

Our fees are due at the time of service. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, FSA and HSA cards, no checks.

The following prices are for patients paying at the time of service (non-insurance patients). 

New Patient or New condition - Initial Virtual Consultation for Adults & Children   $150

All new patients meet with our practitioner virtually due to COVID-19 Safety and Prevention. We require everyone entering the clinic to wear masks, regardless of your vaccination status. So this virtual visit is important to get to know you and for you to meet our practitioner face to face virtually. We offer comprehensive care for adults and children. Melissa will look at your case in detail and develop a customized treatment plan including herbal medicine prescription if needed.

Comprehensive Acupuncture Sessions

Follow-up Adult Acupuncture Treatment (45 min - 1 hour)                                  $95
Follow-up Pediatric treatment (under 12 years old) (30 min)                               $85

Herbal Consultations only (no acupuncture)

New Patient or New condition - Initial Virtual Consultation for Adults & Children    $150

Follow-up Herbal consultations (no acupuncture) depending on time                  $65 - $95

*The cost of phototherapy patches, essential oils, herbal medicine and supplements that may be prescribed are additional to these fees.

Treatment Packages
Treatment packages are available based on your customized treatment plan determined by your practitioner. We’ll discuss your treatment plan options at your first in-person visit.

Cost of herbal medicine

We specialize in creating custom herbal formulas for patients. Little Sage in-house herbal dispensary has over 300 raw herbs. We also have herbal extracts, tinctures, and granules. We carry the highest quality of herbs available from companies that do quality evaluation and rigorous testing of herbs to make sure they are the correct species and are free of pesticides (insecticides, herbicides and fungicides) and are free from sulphur, chlorine and aluminum phosphate.

Patent herbal formulas
Formulas that are ready made and come in tincture, capsules, tablets, or granule form.
Cost ranges between $5 - $9 per day

Raw herbal formulas
Prescribing customized, raw herbal formulas are the gold standard in Chinese Medicine. They are the strongest form we can prescribe. We are dedicated to finding the highest quality of herbs available.
Cost ranges between $8 - $20 per day

Topical creams and lotions
Dermatology topical creams and ointments cost ranges between $30 - $90.

*Prices may be changed at any time without further notice. We reserve the right to change our prices at any time without further notice.