Is acupuncture covered by insurance?

Most Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) (aka FLEX plans) do allow you to use your funds to cover acupuncture treatments, but you should check with your provider to make sure. You will need to pay for your treatments at the time of service, but we are happy to help you with whatever forms you need to get reimbursement from them.

Because of increased consumer demand, and willingness to pay for treatments out-of-pocket, some insurance companies are beginning to include acupuncture. Some are including limited coverage, because they see the cost-benefits of acupuncture, however most insurance policies still do not cover acupuncture. Those that do, will usually only cover acupuncture if it is being used to treat an illness, and not if it is being used as preventative medicine. Most Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) (aka FLEX plans) do allow you to use your funds to cover acupuncture treatments, but you should check with your provider to make sure. You will need to pay for your treatments at the time of service, but we are happy to help you with whatever forms you need to get reimbursement from them. Michigan Workers Compensation insurance will cover acupuncture treatments, with a physician’s referral. You can find out yourself if your insurance does provide benefits for acupuncture treatments by looking in your insurance coverage handbook, or calling your health insurance company’s patient benefits or information telephone number.