Notes for patients
Download initial visit paperwork to print & fill out ahead of time.
Each appointment slot is 10 minutes long, so I ask that you please make every effort to be in a chair and ready for treatment at or a little before your appointment time. Click for our complete lateness policy.
Please leave your shoes on until you get to the treatment chair. You can put them in the bin under you with any other personal effects.
Please silence or turn off cell phones in the clinic.
When possible, arrange your schedule so you do not have to rush to or from your appointment. If you are running a few minutes late, don't worry, we'll see you when you get there. If you'll be more than 10 minutes late, please call or text to let me know when to expect you.
Please refrain from wearing cologne or perfume when coming for acupuncture.
Please eat a little something an hour or two before your appointment. Treatment is more effective if you're not hungry.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing if possible. Ideally, there should be easy access to your legs up past the knee, arms past the elbows, and (in some cases) abdomen. Feel free to bring such clothes to change into before your treatment.
You can stay as long as you'd like (time permitting) so if you need to leave by a specific time, just let me know or write your name and the time you'd like me to remove your needles on the blackboard.
Your first session
When you arrive for your first session, please take a clipboard (near the folding chairs) and begin filling out the new patient paperwork. If you prefer to fill it out ahead of time, you can download a copy here. Once you're done, choose a treatment chair and make yourself comfortable. I'll be over shortly.
If you have any questions, feel free to email ahead of time, or I'll be happy to go over them with you during our consultation.
If you would like a receipt, there are a few different options:
If you're paying by credit or debit card, the machine can print out a receipt for you. (Hit "yes" at the top when prompted.)
If you need a simple receipt with date and amount, you can also take one and fill in that information from the receipt stand at the payment station.
If you need a more detailed receipt (for FSA, HSA, insurance or anything else), you can use this one if you need a diagnostic code, and this one if you don't. You can fill in all the details in terms of dates of service, price you paid (I don't keep a record of how much each person pays each time), diagnosis if they need it, and the date at the bottom.
The diagnosis code (ICD9) can be found by googling ICD9 and the symptom you came in for.
Let me know if you have any questions.