Treatment with a valid ACC claim
Other Treatment Modalities that may be included in your session include Cupping, Moxibustion, Aromatherapy, Gua Sha and Infrared Heat-Lamp.
Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Medicines, Heat Patches, Epsom Salts, External Liniments, Foot Soaks and Essential Oils to take home are charged at an additional cost.
We want to be here for all our patients, so if you need to change your appointment, please give us a friendly heads-up at least 48 hours in advance. This way, we can offer the time to someone else who needs it. Late cancellations might incur a small fee to cover our practitioner’s time and clinic resources. Don’t worry, though! We’ll send you a helpful reminder text 48 hours before your appointment. If you need to reschedule, just give us a call at (09) 816 8000. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation – we truly appreciate it!
We accept payment by Eftpos, Cash and Cheque. Credit card payments incur a 2.5% surcharge.
We can do home visits within an approximate 10km radius of the clinic. Please ring our receptionist on (09) 816 8000 to arrange a suitable time. Home visit fee $220 (with a valid ACC claim $150)
Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
If you have a valid existing claim ACC will subsidise your Acupuncture treatment. Acupuncturists are not able to make the initial claim, you would need to see your GP or Osteopath to do this. ACC will solely cover 12 Acupuncture sessions over the course of 12 weeks. Treatment must commence within a year from the date of injury.
Health Insurers that Cover Acupuncture (when having treatment with an Acupuncture NZ registered Acupuncturist)
If you currently hold the Health Essentials policy you can claim for Acupuncture up to $250 per year. For more information click here. Phone: 0800 800 181, 04 473 6181
Accuro NZ – (Previously known as Health Services Welfare Society- HSWS)
Ph 0800 222 876NB – It is an add-on policy. Under Natural Health+Plan up to $45 per visit, up to $200 per year
NIB Holdings Ltd– Everyday Health Insurance
Everyday Health covers acupuncture, TCM up to $150 if claim back 60% of costs or $300 if 80% claim back. More information here.
Ph 0800 600 666 Under Health Positive Cover up to a maximum of $300pa. Treatment to be provided by a registered acupuncturist. NB – PSIS now known as Cooperative Bank insures members through UniMed
Under Comprehensive Policy- the annual maximum claim is $450. Treatment to be provided by AcNZ registered acupuncturist. (current as of 1 July 2017)
Covers a maximum of $200 pa, $20 per visit
Veteran Affairs – War pensions.
No single document stating what is covered, however support can be claimed on a case-by-case basis for individual veterans.
HealthCarePlus/Education Benevolent Society Members
Ph 0800 600 666 Primary Care Benefit Maximum 50% up to $400. You will be provided with a receipt that you can submit for reimbursement.
EBS is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to employees in the New Zealand Education Sector. EBS is 100% owned by these Education Unions and only members of, or people employed by these organisations can access EBS benefits.
The Education Unions are as follows:
- NZEI – NZ Educational Institute,
- PPTA – Post Primary Teachers Association,
- TEU – The Tertiary Education Union (was ASTE & AUS) TIASA – Tertiary Institutes Allied Staff Association,
- ISEA – The Independent Schools Education Association Inc (formerly ISTANZ), PSA – NZ Public Service Association University and Education Services Groups.
- For more information on EBS click here.
For all the above insurers you will be issued with a receipt that you can submit for reimbursement.