The Community Acupuncture system allows a lower cost for treatment because the acupuncturist’s time and space are shared. Generally people share one large quiet treatment room while the acupuncturist moves from person to person. Treating 4-6 people simultaneously allows more people to be seen, and enables us to offer the service at a lower price for those who need it. Most acupuncture protocols call for a number of consecutive treatments, and offering these at a lower cost means that more people can benefit from a full and complete acupuncture protocol. At Harbour Health and Wellness, we have the luxury of a fairly large space. Most often people have a room to themselves if they choose, although the door will usually remain open so the acupuncturist can monitor their treatment.
How does it work?
The Wednesday clinic is a walk-in, first come, first served system. After entering the clinic, check in with the reception desk. If it's your first time, there will be some paperwork to complete. You can also complete this paperwork in advance online, just contact us to arrange this if you'd like. You will then be shown to your treatment space where you can make yourself comfortable, and have a cup of tea if you are waiting to be seen. On your first visit the acupuncturist will spend some time asking you questions about your condition and your health goals. They will do some basic assessments in order to formulate your plan. Once you're ready, you will be set up on a treatment table or recliner and the needles will be inserted. You are then able to quietly relax while the practitioner moves on to treat your neighbour. Needles usually stay inserted anywhere from 15-30 minutes. You are welcome to stay and relax as long as you like. Our last intake of the evening is at 8:30
What does it cost?
The walk in clinic is strictly pay-what-you-can. Suggested price is $30. We will never turn someone away based on their ability to pay. Nor will we ever ask for any proof of financial status. For comparison - A private acupuncture session on any other day costs $45 ($75 for the first visit to account for assessment time). There is the option to pay via cash, credit, or debit.
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Wed 10 - 5 Thurs 10 - 5 Fri 10 - 5 Sat 8 - 4 Sun by appt