Insurance and Rates

Insurance and Rates Santa CruzThe Santa Cruz clinic is a University teaching facility and a provider of quality healthcare for the Santa Cruz and Bay Area community. Patients may make private appointments with a practitioner or receive patient care in our teaching clinic at a reduced rate.

We accept cash, checks, and credit cards for payment and offer the following discounts to individuals who pay in full at time of treatment:

10% discount for seniors (65+)
10% discount for college students (please bring ID)
$10 discount for eligible Medi-Cal patients (please bring ID)


We accept Private Insurance (PPO plans), Worker’s Compensation, and Personal Injury Insurance.
Insurance rates include a $10 insurance processing fee for each individual visit billed. Please download the Insurance Verification Form below or you may request one from clinic staff when you arrive for your appointment. If you prefer to bill your own insurance, we can provide a statement for you.

Insurance Verification Form

You may also use your health care flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) for acupuncture treatments. We provide statements for FSA and HSA reimbursements upon request.

Medi-Cal is available for Central Coast Alliance members only. Medi-Cal is accepted for Intern and Intern Rounds appointments for eligible patients under 21 and for qualifying pre-natal care.

Cancellation Policy

No fee will be charged if 24 hours notice is given, otherwise you may be charged a $20 cancellation fee.


Private Clinic Rates

We offer private appointments with our licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners and massage therapists. Rates are based on a practitioner’s experience of minimum five years to 40 years.

Private Practitioner $75
Combo with Massage $85
Intermediate Private Practitioner $65
Combo with Massage $75
Resident Private Practitioner $55
Combo with Massage $65
Massage 1/2 Hour $45
Massage 1 Hour $75
Reflexology 1 Hour $55
Facial Acupuncture $80
Herbal Consultation $45


Teaching Clinic Rates

Teaching clinic appointments are provided by highly skilled faculty supervisors or student interns under the direct supervision of a faculty supervisor.

Faculty in Rounds
A treatment by a faculty practitioner with up to five students observing
Faculty in Theater
A treatment by a faculty practitioner with up to 20 students observing
Intern Rounds
A treatment by intern assistants, with up to five students observing, under the direct supervision of a faculty practitioner
Senior Intern
A treatment by a senior intern consulting with a faculty practitioner
Tuina Massage Intern Rounds
A Tuina massage by intern assistants in a small group setting, supervised by a faculty practitioner


*Massage, Facial Acupuncture, and Weight Management Acupuncture are rarely covered by insurance. If you wish to have us bill your insurance for these modalities, please have this specifically cleared by your insurance company in advance.

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