Acupuncture for Members - Washington State Local Health Insurance - CHPW

Acupuncture for Members

Acupuncture treatment

Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) covers acupuncture for members age 18 and over. At no cost to you, you can make six (6) acupuncture visits a year.

You don’t need a referral or prior approval. All you have to do is show your current CHPW Member ID card.

Acupuncture benefit details

  • This year, you can make up to six visits from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.
  • You cannot roll over unused visits to the next year.
  • The acupuncturist you see must be licensed and in our provider network. To find a CHPW acupuncturist, please call Customer Service or search our provider directory.
  • This benefit covers acupuncture needle treatment only. It does not cover herbs, vitamins, and other services.
  • You need prior approval from CHPW for extra visits beyond the first six. Extra visits are only considered in cases of chronic pain or opioid use disorder.

Should I visit an acupuncturist?

You may consider seeing an acupuncturist if one or more of the following applies to you:

  • Dental pain
  • Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Chronic pain

Ready to get this benefit at a cost of $0 to you?

Become a CHPW member:
Enroll Online Call to Enroll


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