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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Recommend strongly for fertility treatments!!! – I have been seeing Cara for 9 months now. When I first saw Cara, I had six pregnancies of which five miscarried. I had been going to fertility doctors for 4 years after the second miscarriage. It did result in 1 live birth which I am very happy about. I went through numerous treatments with fertility drugs and IUI in hopes of having a second baby. Eventually, I gave up - the drugs were affecting me emotionally and physically and I was also advised by my fertility doctor that it would not be prudent to subject me to more drugs. I had heard that acupuncture was effective at treating fertility. My visits to another acupuncturist did not yield results. I moved back to Philadelphia and my previous acupuncturist recommended strongly for me to see Cara. Cara, from our initial meeting, provided a comforting and compassionate environment for me. She understood all the emotional and physical issues I was experiencing. Soon after seeing her, I became pregnant. She provided a holistic approach to keeping my pregnancy with a diet to make sure the baby “sticks” and herbs to keep the pregnancy strong. She was always available for my needs through visits, email and phone calls. I really felt she was personally invested in making sure the baby made it. I am now on my 39th week and happily anticipating the birth of my baby. This has been the most supportive and productive healthcare I have had and opened my eyes to a more balanced, healthier lifestyle with the use of Chinese medicine. She definitely does not take a cookie cutter approach to treating her patients, and customizes care based on a person’s needs and lifestyle!

Arwen