Acupuncture for Veterans
Are you a veteran and do you receive care at the VA? Then talk to your primary care provider about getting acupuncture through the VA! We accept patients in the Veterans Affairs Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) program.
What you need to know to get acupuncture through the VA:
Talk to your VA medical care provider. He or she must submit a request for acupuncture. Your provider will usually want you come in for an office visit first. The request gets forward through the non-VA Care office after it receives all necessary approvals for referral to a community care provider. Factors in that decision include whether there is an in-house provider, if the patient can be seen within 30 days, and how far one must travel to get to the provider.
TriWest is the current administrator for the PC3 program. They will contact you to let you know they have an authorization for acupuncture and to find out scheduling preferences. They will then contact us about setting up the appointment. You will receive a letter in the mail confirming the scheduled appointment and we will receive a version of that authorization letter faxed to us. After receiving your appointment letter from the VA, you can access our new patient paperwork on our website or call us and give us your email address and we can send you the new patient packet which can save you some time at your first appointment.
Acupuncture has been found to help our veterans with many of the issues they face everyday. Dealing with chronic pain, PTSD, anxiety, sleep disturbances, depression and so much more, our veterans find that acupuncture helps them in ways that traditional methods have not been able to. We can work with you to set up a treatment plan custom designed to your needs and situation.