What to Expect
Your First Visit:
When you first come to our clinic you will spend 90 minutes with Brehan going over your health history and telling your story. Together the two of you will assess your condition and discuss likely outcomes. You'll talk about diet, movement patterns, posture and lifestyle choices and receive a physical exam which may include pulse and tongue diagnosis. Then you'll either receive an acupuncture treatment, an herbal formula or both. You'll talk about a treatment plan for the future and any questions you have will be answered.
When you return to the clinic you'll talk with Brehan about how you felt after your first visit, what you experienced between then and now, and where you'd like to go in the future. Your herbal formula might be modified, or you might receive a course of regular acupuncture treatments. Or if you're all better, you'll talk about how to maintain your health for the future.
What will it cost?
If your medical insurance covers acupuncture or if you have been a motor vehicle accident and are seeking treatment for injuries incurred by the accident, there is a good chance we can bill the insurance company directly for services. Brehan Crawford is an in-network provider for Providence and Regence BCBS. In these cases your financial responsibility will most likely be either a co-pay or co-insurance percentage amount, or nothing at all. If you are going to take an herbal formula, the cost of the herbs is not covered by insurance.
If Brehan Crawford is an "out-of-network" provider you'll be responsible for the price of your treatment but may receive reimbursement from your insurance company. We're happy to file the claim for you as a courtesy or help you to do it yourself if you prefer.
If you have questions about your insurance coverage for acupuncture, please call our office or your insurance company.
During your first visit you and Brehan will discuss a treatment plan and what you can expect to pay. We understand that the cost of medical care can be daunting and do our best to make our services affordable.