In order to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, we have made the decision that we are going to close the office for in person visits only through April 30th (end date to be reassessed as things shake out).
We will be available during our slightly abbreviated office hours for calls and supplement pick up if you would like us to leave supplements in a box outside for you to grab. We can also ship. Please scroll down for more information about how to manage supplements and why I strongly recommend not ordering supplements from online distributors.
As of today 3/30/20 almost all insurances are paying for TELEMEDICINE VISITS. Some are even waiving copays. I believe within a few weeks all insurances will be covering telemed but we’ll have to see.
This means that I can meet you online for your visit! I have been doing this for years and is very comfortable with this approach.
We have plenty of availability as I won’t be seeing acupuncture clients for the time being (we are isolating at home as I have a preexisting lung condition, a 13 year old with asthma, my 82 year old mother, and a very supportive husband, thank goodness!)
You can be seen for your general follow-up as well as any issues that pop up, or for any issues related to your immune system health, risks, or worries about COVID-19. If you are having any symptoms that you think are related to the COVID-19 virus please call your PCP. If you are told to stay home and would like any advice about self-care there, I am happy to meet with you for that as well.
If you wish to schedule call the office as usual, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will follow up by email to get you scheduled.
For hours that we are in the office you are welcome to call ahead and we will gather, charge, and then leave your order outside in one of our lab boxes if it is during our normal office hours (don’t worry we haven’t used them for actual labs in ages and we wipe them down daily.)
If you would prefer, or for when we are out, we are able to ship supplements to anyone who needs them and will simply charge your credit card on file. We will be covering shipping fees on all orders over $50 for residents of the continental US. Please either email or call the office with your supplement needs.
Note: There is never a requirement to buy supplements from us but I strongly discourage buying your supplements on Amazon or other online vendors. Please read THIS POST for information about why this is so important. If you are looking for another option other than our office we highly recommend Pharmaca for your supplement needs (ask for the brands that you’re already using!)
As usual if you need a prescription please call your pharmacy and they will fax us the order. Per pharmacy policy we need at least a week lead time to get this sorted for you. Longer if your prescription is compounded. My staff will be picking up refill requests and sending them to me. If it is time for you to have an appointment before your prescription is filled, we can do that virtually in most cases.
I am working on a post on general recommendations regarding how to help yourself and your community at this time.
In the meantime I have one piece of advice.
Act as if you have this virus and are trying to keep other people from catching it. The truth is that many people, especially young people do have this virus. It is up to all of us to protect the most vulnerable among us. This includes the elderly, those with health issues as well as those who are in a financial situation that they simply cannot stay home. Do what you can. Each and every one of us can make a difference in this difficult time.
All my best,