Louise Demorest Richmond acupuncture

Questions 604.838.4714
Richmond, BC
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Payment

Patients with ICBC claims

For patients who have been in accidents on or after April 1st, 2019
  • you are automatically qualified for up to 12 acupuncture treatments which can be billed directly to ICBC at no out of pocket cost to you.
  • treatments must take place in the 12 weeks immediately following your accident.
  • all you need is your ICBC claim number. No doctor's referral required. No extra charges.
  • if you accident took place before April 1st, 2019 we would need an approval either from your ICBC adjuster or your lawyer prior to commencing treatment.
  • it is advisable to begin treatments as soon as possible after a car accident to help reduce inflammation, relax the muscles and promote the circulation of blood to speed recovery. Acupuncture can also help to treat any emotional effects resulting from the accident such as anxiety, insomnia and PTSD.

Medical Services Plan (MSP)

For those whose household incomes are below $28,000/year and are enrolled in the MSP assistance program MSP pays $23/treatment for up to 10 treatments per year. At our clinic, you will be charged the full fee amount and reimbursement for MSP services will be made at the end of the month.

Worksafe BC (WBC)

WCB may allow acupuncture as part of your treatment program, please discuss this with your claims adjuster to find out more information. WCB does not allow us to direct bill for acupuncture treatments, so you will have to pay and submit your receipts for reimbursement.

Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA)

DVA covers 15 acupuncture treatments per year for certain conditions. If you would like to receive acupuncture, we will require your K number and some additional information from you. We will be able to offer direct billing for your convenience. Please call for more information.

Questions to ask your extended medical insurance company:

There is a 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card. To find out if your insurance plan includes acupuncture benefits, ask them:
  1. Does your insurance plan cover acupuncture?
  2. Do you need a doctor's referral?
  3. Is there a dollar limit per year? Or a limit to the number of visits allowed per year?
  4. Does your plan have a "Health Spending account?"
  5. Is there an annual deductible on your plan?