Insurance & Fees

Insurance for Acupuncture

Some insurances may cover acupuncture treatment but only 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 out-of-network for all insurance plans.


We accept PPO insurance plans, ILWU/PMA Insurance, HSA/Flexible Spending Accounts.


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.


Please see our cancellation policy below. 

Fees for Acupuncture (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 - for Adults or Children                                $150

This fee includes:

  • Telehealth Virtual Consultation (50- 60 minutes)
    • Comprehensive health assessment
    • Report of findings and treatment plan that we will discuss at your in-person visit
    • Herbal prescription if needed

There is a $50 deposit to schedule new patient appointments that will be credited towards your new patient visit. This deposit is non-refundable if you cancel your new patient appointment less than 1 week in advance.  All missed appointments or cancellation notices given less than 2 days before your appointment will be responsible for the full cost of the appointment. Please see our cancellation policy below.


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.


Acupuncture Sessions


Follow-up Adult Acupuncture Treatment (45 min - 1 hour)                                  $105
Follow-up Pediatric treatment (under 12 years old) (30 min)                               $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.


Prices and availability of products and services are subject to change without notice.

Fees for Herbal Consultations Only (No acupuncture)

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


Herbal Consultations only (no acupuncture)

New Patient or New condition - Initial Virtual Consultation for Adults & Children    $205

This fee includes:

  • 1 hour virtual consultation, comprehensive assessment and herbal prescription
  • In-person 30 min follow up the same week for their pulse and abdominal examination and to discuss treatment plan
  • Virtual consultation 15 min follow up 
  • This does not include the cost of herbs, supplements, or other recommendations.

Follow-up Herbal consultations (no acupuncture) depending on time                  $65 - $125

*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.


Prices and availability of products and services are subject to change without notice.

Cost of herbal medicine

We specialize in creating custom herbal formulas for patients.  We make each and every prescription by hand and with special care in our herbal dispensary. 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


Custom herbal powders
Powdered herbs are soaked in boiling water overnight.
Cost ranges between $3.50 - $6 per day

Custom 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. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy for New Patients

There is a $50 deposit to schedule new patient appointments that will be credited towards your new patient visit. As a courtesy to other patients and to our practitioner, please notify us 1 week in advance if you cannot keep your appointment.

All cancellation notices given less than 1 week prior to new patient appointments will lose their $50 deposit. All missed appointments or cancellation notices given less than 2 days before your appointment will be responsible for the full cost of the appointment.

Please keep in mind that this time has been set aside for you and cannot be used for anyone else if you do not give advance notice. Valid emergencies are, of course, an exception. Thank you for your understanding.


Cancellation Policy for Existing Patients

As a courtesy to other patients and to our practitioner, please notify us 2 days in advance if you cannot keep your appointment.

Patients are responsible for payment of one half of the total session rate if cancellation is made two days prior, and responsible for full session rate if canceling in less than 24 hours.  No shows are responsible for full payment of session rate. Please keep in mind that this time has been set aside for you and cannot be used for anyone else if you do not give advance notice.

Valid emergencies are, of course, an exception. Thank you for your understanding.

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