Now Accepting Health Partners Plans

Now Accepting Health Partners Plans

It’s been nearly 2 whole years of work to become approved as a provider for Health Partners Plans. HPP covers acupuncture treatments for qualifying Medicare and KidzPartners members. Check your plan to see if you are covered. 

If you have this coverage and would like acupuncture treatment, please call or schedule online.

HPP covers the following conditions: Acupuncture treatment is generally limited to the following conditions:

    1. As an analgesia for medical procedures;
    2. Chronic pain syndromes, including but not limited to:
      1. Neuromusculoskeletal conditions (e.g., neck, back, extremity pain, radicular syndromes, myofacial pain syndromes, fibromyalgia syndromes);
      2. Headaches (chronic or recurrent, tension or migraine)
    3. Nausea (e.g., following chemotherapy; associated with pregnancy)
    4. PMS or menstrual disorders
  1. For patients with a new condition there should be documented improvement in the following areas that are relevant to the condition being treated. Severity/intensity, frequency and duration of main symptom; and
    1. General fatigue, lack of energy, strength or endurance; inability to complete a normal day’s obligations/tasks; and
    2. Mobility, agility, range of motion, ability to sit/stand/walk; and
    3. Sleep disturbance: difficulty falling or staying asleep, waking too early, not rested upon waking in the morning; and
    4. Decreased quality of life: negative mood, poor coping ability or emotional resiliency; significant relationships strained.

Indications that are not covered

  1. Smoking (tobacco) cessation.
  2. Other conditions not listed in this policy.
  3. Maintenance care is not covered per the member contract.

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Cara Frank is my ‘go to’ for Chinese herbal medicine. She has thirty years experience treating patients with acupuncture and herbs. Cara created the herbal medicine program at Won institute and is a current faculty member. She really knows her stuff! Her company, China Herb is right on the premises so my herbs are fresh and of the highest quality. Her knowledge of herbs is top notch. Booking appointments is easy and can be done online, front desk staff is very friendly, and even though it’s in the city, parking is not that bad! Want a trusted practitioner for Chinese herbs? Go see Cara!

Margaret C.