Insurance & Cash Rates
Seattle, Tacoma & Bellevue Clinics
Please note that because many insurance networks are closed, some of our providers are credentialed with certain companies while others are not. When you schedule you will see who is in network with which plans.
We accept the following insurance plans:
- First Choice
- Kaiser Core (Matt Ferguson only)
- Check to see if you need a referral from your primary care for Kaiser Core
- Kaiser First Choice (Matt, Andrea, Stephanie, Julie only)
- Premera Blue Cross
- Regence Blue Shield
- UMC (Uniform Medical)
- United Health Care
Make sure to call your insurance to verify your acupuncture benefits. Acupuncture Northwest & Associates, as a 3rd party, often can't get benefit details about your individual plan from your insurance company, but they will give that information to you. Please call them.
Costs without Insurance (Time of Service Discount)
90 Minute Initial Acupuncture Appointment: $145-$175
45-60 Minute Return Acupuncture Appointment: $95-$105
90 Minute Initial Fertility Massage: $175
60 Minute Return Fertility Massage: $105
60 Minute Therapeutic Massage: $95-$105
Acupuncture and Fertility Enhancement
Although we are credentialed with all of the major insurance plans in the State of Washington, at this time most insurance plans will not cover acupuncture for fertility enhancement. If you have acupuncture benefits with your insurance plan, we recommend that you check with your insurance plan before you come in to see if they will cover acupuncture for fertility enhancement or infertility.
As of January 2020, Regence has begun to call acupuncture for fertility a "non-covered charge" or a contract exclusion. Not only are they often not covering fertility acupuncture, they are also going back on previously covered visits and demanding that the patient now pay for these previously covered visits. And oftentimes we (as a provider's office) are not allowed to see a patient's contracted benefits so we are unable to tell upfront what will be covered and what won't be covered or covered and then taken back. We highly recommend that you call your insurance company before initiating treatment with our clinic and be aware that insurance companies sometimes change their minds on what they will cover.
Also, here is a July 23, 2015 letter from an insurance company denying a patient for fertility acupuncture:
“Your condition does not meet medical necessity criteria or guideline at the time because: Treatment to increase fertility is not considered medically necessary. Treatment to increase fertility is not treatment for a specific illness or injury; it is considered treatment primarily for your convenience. Treatment primarily for your convenience is not considered medically necessary. Fertility treatment is excluded from your acupuncture benefit and cannot be approved.”
Although we are more than willing to bill your insurance for issues outside of fertility, at this time, unless your insurance specifically allows for fertility acupuncture, we are unfortunately unable to bill your insurance. Feel free to call your HR department or your insurance and tell them how you feel about this.