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June 25, 2017

Protocol & Rate Changes to Herbal Medicine Consults – Effective July 15, 2017

Please read the following updates if you intend to either book an herbal medicine consultation or get an herbal medicine refill at our clinic in the future. 
We are changing certain protocols and rates for herbal medicine consultations. Effective July 15, 2017, the changes are designed to better account for the time, expertise and cost of providing these consultations and dispensing herbal formulas.

NEW PROTOCOL

Effective 7/15/2017, there will be two general types of herbal appointments:
  1. Herbal Medicine Consult/Refills and
  2. BASIC Herbal Refills.
Each of the above can be combined with an acupuncture appointment (or not). Type #1 allows time for a consultation about progress with herbs as well as refill time. Type #2 allows only time for refilling a past formula.
Important: at any given herbal consultation, your herbalist will determine which appointment type you should schedule for your next herbal consult.
Before booking any follow-up herb consults, please be sure that you are clear on the appointment type that your herbalist indicated at your previous consultation. The appointment type will be based on how much time your herbalist will need to consider, create and dispense your herbal formula.
Note that the “BASIC” type herbal consults (#2 above) can only be booked over the phone or in-person at the clinic. They cannot be booked online.

NEW RATES

RATE changes outlined below are effective July 15, 2017. Please note that the rates below do not include the cost of the herbal formulas themselves.

Sessions combining a herbal consults with acupuncture:

Herbal Consult & Refill + Acupuncture
  • $150 if paying out of pocket
  • $90 + [any copay owed for acupuncture] if you have coverage for acupuncture with Aetna, Cigna or BCBS/CareFirst
BASIC Herbal Refill + Acupuncture
  • $120 if paying out of pocket
  • $45 + [any copay owed for acupuncture] if you have coverage for acupuncture with Aetna, Cigna or BCBS/CareFirst
 

Stand-alone Herbal Medicine Sessions:

$90 : Herbal Medicine Consult (in-person)
 
$45: BASIC Herbal Refill (Call-in only) 
 
Thank you for noting these changes. And for more about custom herbal medicine and its benefits, see here: https://www.dc-acupuncture.com/services/herbal-medicine-consults

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