In a private & individual session the patient has the room to their self. They can lay flat or inclined on a comfortable heated massage table. The treatment room is only occupied by the patient and practitioner during this time and more time is set aside for the client to discuss their needs, concerns, or special situations.
Initial visit - $150
Follow up visit - $85
Initial visit $110
Follow up visit - $75
Sliding scale discount available
Melissa and Erika are available for home visits. House calls outside the metro and first ring suburbs are subject to a higher fee.
Melissa currently has openings for sliding scale sessions. Erika is currently at capacity for sliding scale sessions and unable to see patients at a discounted rate at this time.
What is sliding scale?
Sliding scale simply means that you pay based on your annual income and current income flow. It is not uncommon for various health practitioners who do not offer direct insurance billing to offer their services on a sliding scale.
Why do I do it?
I believe strongly that healthcare should be both accessible and inclusive. Economic hardship can be a huge barrier for folks in accessing the care they need. By offering my services on a sliding scale, I’m able to better serve our community and care for those who are unable to pay typical rates for care.
How does it work?
You place yourself on the scale and pay accordingly. The scale is designed so that most folks will pay our typical/average rate - $75 for private follow ups and $35 for community follow ups - but folks may fall above or below those rates based on their average income and income flow.
Do I have to show proof of income?
Nope. I have a document that describes the scale and how it works, and you place yourself on it. I trust folks to pay the most they can afford - doing so allows greater access to those who need flexibility in order to receive care.
This link to my website has more information about how I use the scale: http://allfamiliesacupuncture.com/appointments-rates/
You can also reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm always open to conversation and questions about how to make acupuncture affordable so folks get their needs met in a way that best serves them.
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