New Patient Appointments

New Patient Appointments for Acupuncture in Portland

Office Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday; and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

phone: 503.493.9389 — fax: 503.493.9082 — email:

Appointments are typically one hour. It is helpful to avoid drinking caffeine before your treatment time. Do not drink alcohol before your appointment. Also, eating a light snack an hour or so before treatment is good so as not to arrive on an empty stomach.

Health History Form:

Before arriving for your first appointment, please fill out a health history form. We can send it to you by mail or fax, or you can download a PDF Health History Form to print yourself. If the new patient is a child, please download and use the Pediatric Health History Form. For motor vehicle accident (MVA) patients please also download the MVA Intake form and fill it out in addition to your health history form. If you don’t have the necessary Adobe Reader software, you can download it free here.


Acupuncture Northwest is a Preferred Provider with BlueCross/BlueShield (Regence), Cigna, United Healthcare, ODS, Pacific Source and most other commercial insurance companies in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We also bill motor vehicle accident claims and workman’s comp claims. Please check with our front desk to see if we can accommodate your plan.

In preparation for your first appointment, call your insurance carrier to determine your acupuncture benefits. You can download this two page Insurance Verification Form outlining specific questions to ask your insurance provider regarding your alternative care coverage. You can fill this out as you talk with your insurance representative, and bring to your first appointment.

Our front office will submit claims on your behalf to your insurance provider and will bill for deductibles, co-pays, and non-covered services directly from our office. We are also able to assist you in medical pre-authorizations and other billing needs. Your insurance coverage is a contract between you and your insurance provider and Acupuncture Northwest cannot guarantee payment of claims. Ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure that claims are paid for services rendered.