A $50 deposit is required to reserve a new patient appointment. This deposit will be applied to the initial consultation fee and is refundable with 48 business hours’ notice in the event that you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment (valid emergencies are, of course, an exception to the 48-hour notice requirement).
This policy insures that we are able to accommodate new patients with convenient appointment times as promptly as possible. It also insures that each patient receives our focused attention during their appointment (many medical offices double or triple book each appointment slot to accommodate no-shows and late cancellations, which is something we refuse to do).
If you have questions about this policy, please feel free to ask.
WE DO NOT SELL GIFT CARDS
For this reason we do not sell gift cards intended for prospective patients. Privacy policies prevent us from selling gift cards intended for the use of existing patients.
If you would like to assist an existing patient in our practice in paying for their treatment, the individual being treated will need to fill out and sign a form granting us permission to accept payment from you for their treatment. Please understand that, even if you are paying for treatment, privacy policies prevent us from disclosing information to you about topics such as whether or not your loved one is showing up for their appointments, whether or not they are making progress, how many more treatments will be required, etc.
If you wish to give the gift of improved health to a loved one, we encourage you to consider giving them cash with the encouragement (but not requirement) that they use it for acupuncture and/or herbal medicine.