BC Medical Services Plan
Medical Services Plan of BC (MSP) funding for acupuncture treatment is available for people receiving premium assistance. Not sure if you qualify for coverage? Don't worry, we will confirm this for you and let you know how many treatments you have remaining for the year. Please bring your care card or personal health number with you to your initial appointment A doctor's referral is NOT required.
MSP pays for a combined annual limit of 10 visits for acupuncture treatment, massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, naturopathy and non-surgical podiatry. MSP covers $23.00 per visit and for your convenience, we bills MSP directly. You are charged for the balance of your treatment fees.
$20.00 / all follow-up treatments ($35/ the first treatment)
for MSP Premium Assistance
** MSP premium - under $28,000 for annual income
Extended Health Benefits
Extended health benefits vary from plan to plan and usually coverage for acupuncture therapy is between 70-100% of treatment fees.
Some plans offer a dollar amount per year instead of a percentage.
Please check your benefits booklet or contact your insurance provider in order to be clear on the details of your coverage.
To receive Extended Health Benefits insurance reimbursement, please submit your receipts to your provider directly.
We recommend that you submit your receipts regularly
- each 3 months or so is a good habit to get into.