Forms & Fees

Forms & Fees

Cheapest pokes in town!

How much does it really cost?

We make acupuncture as affordable as we can by offering sliding scale pricing to everyone, everyday. Community acupuncture is available for $25 – $50, with an extra $15 intake fee due at your first visit. You decide what fits your budget so that you can receive acupuncture. No financial questions asked. How can we make it so cheap? Because we treat lots of people!

  • Please consider how often you need to be treated and pay what works for your budget. (When paying by credit or debit card please consider adding $1 to help offset processing fees.  Thank you!).  

The Why of Our Sliding Scale

Frequency is key to getting results with acupuncture, and we don’t want people to choose between their health and their budget! We use a sliding scale payment system so that you can come in as often as needed to get better.

The most important thing to a community acupuncturist is to give as many people as possible the chance to receive treatments. Likewise, the business needs to see many people to make ends meet. Plainly said, we want acupuncture to be readily available as a means to help take care of the health of our neighbors and communities.

Our clinic shares responsibility for community health with its patients. There are two way to balance the sliding scale:

  • More treatments! The more treatments we do, the lower the per-treatment cost is for the clinic. So:
    • Come often
    • Invite people. We depend on you to tell your friends, family, co-workers, and community members.
  • Pay the higher end of the scale when you can.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Rochester Community Acupuncture currently accepts accepts Cash, Check, and most popular Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover ). Feel free to ask for additional details.

*There is an ATM on the first floor of our building outside of Salena’s restaurant for your convenience.

Does my Insurance Plan Cover This?

That’s between you and them. Because we use a sliding scale, they won’t let us submit bills (It’s their funny rule, not ours). We can give you a receipt that you then submit to your company, and some people have been able to get reimbursed this way. But most people recognize that $25 – $50 is basically what they would have to pay with a co-insurance, co-payment, or deductible…and so very few people choose to deal with the bureaucracy and hassle of 3rd party reimbursement.

Do keep in mind the cost of an acupuncture treatment here at RCA can be substantially less than a discounted rate on a typically-priced acupuncture visit – or even a typical insurance co-pay.

Frequent Recliner Cards

Some people would prefer to pay for a bunch of treatments at once, rather than at every visit. That’s OK with us. We offer 10 treatment punch cards on a sliding scale, and again you decide what works for you (suggested fee = $250 – $500).

*Cards are non-transferable and may not be shared with another patient.

What if I have to cancel my appointment?


This is out of respect and consideration for other folks who also need appointments.

IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK OR EXPERIENCING ANY COVID-19 OR UPPER RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS (FEVER, COUGHING, SORE THROAT, CHILLS WITH SHAKING, ETC.), PLEASE CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT ASAP.  We will not treat anyone who is sick at our facility. If you show up sick we reserve the right to turn you away without a treatment.

All appointments that are canceled with less than 12 hours’ notice or are missed altogether without letting our front desk know, will be charged a $20 fee payable at the next visit.

If you need to change the time of your appointment for the same day, but you reschedule with less than 12 hours’ notice, a $15 late rescheduling fee will apply.

TO CANCEL/RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT(S): You may cancel/reschedule using our online appointment scheduler if you booked online or call 585-287-5183 if you’d prefer or need assistance; if we don’t answer the phone, please leave a message as we check messages regularly. 

We do of course recognize that emergencies happen and would be happy to consider these on an individual basis. 

Thank you for your understanding, respect and consideration.

Newbie? Here's the Quick Paperwork

New patients are invited to complete these forms prior to arriving at the clinic. You can bring them to your first appointment already completed, or arrive at least 15-20 minutes early and we will have them waiting for you to fill out in our reception area.