INFORMATION FOR UNITED HEALTHCARE USERS
A. How to get acupuncture services if you are a United Healthcare Insurance subscriber.
Step 1. Check your benefits. There are many different plans within the United Healthcare System, and we are happy to check on your insurance plan to see if acupuncture services are a covered benefit. To check your benefits we will need you to copy your drivers license, and both sides of your insurance card and fax it all to us at 909-988-4027, be sure to also include your phone contact information on the. After sending the information you can call us to be sure that we received your fax, and we will get right back to you with your insurance coverage information.
Step 2. Contact Nancy at Guo Chinese Medical Center at (909) 988-4089 to setup an appointment. On your first visit you will need to allow some extra time for a physical check and diagnosis before the actual acupuncture treatment can begin. The physical check normally takes about an extra half hour on top of the normal one hour acupuncture treatment time.
B. Insurance Coverage
We have had great success treating many patients referred to us from United Healthcare for the relief of pain.
Most patients share a common need:
1. The reduction or elimination of pain medication.
Our patients often have been taking pain medication for months or years with no improvement in their condition. The pain medication is often hard on the body, reduces mental agility, requires higher and higher doses to be effective, and too many times is habit forming. One of our initial goals at Guo Chinese Medical Center is to get pain reduction to the point where no further medication is required.
2. Improve your bodies “Range of Motion”
Depending on the area affected, the patients range of motion will often be severely reduced. You may find the area seems stiff or often the pain is unbearable if that portion of the body is moved past a given point. Another goal of our acupuncture treatments is for you to get your freedom of motion and mobility back. After each set to treatments we evaluate your progress and record the improvement. The reduction of pain and increase in range of motion often can go hand in hand.
3. The reduction or elimination of pain
The third goal of our treatments is the reduction or elimination of the pain that you have been suffering with. Depending on the root cause of the pain, its complete elimination will not always be possible. Some areas of the body will not heal, or heal at a very slow rate. Each case will be different, but the vast majority of patients have their pain reduced to a point where they no longer notice any discomfort, and for many the pain will be completely gone.
C. Your extra benefit
You will find that your United Healthcare plan is very good, recognizing that acupuncture is a powerful tool for the reduction and elimination of pain. As a United Healthcare subscriber we will give you an added benefit with your first visit. Depending on your medical need, we will give you a free add-on extra services (Moxa, Cupping, Ear Seeds, or Hot pack) valued at $30 to $40, also you will get a 5 minute massage too. You will learn how powerful these extra services are when combined with your acupuncture treatment.