New Patients

Before the first appointment

Be sure to fill out the insurance info at the the bottom of the page. Also please have the New Patient Form filled out and signed before your appointment time. We have provided a copy below. You may right-click to save to your computer’s hard drive.

Evaluation & Initial Treatment

Lasting between 60 to 90 minutes, your first appointment will cover your objectives for your treatment, a review of symptoms experienced as appropriate, your health history, and any additional health concerns. A combination of Eastern and Western assessment protocols include tongue, pulse, palpation, orthopedic testing and others as needed, followed by the initial treatment of acupuncture, therapeutic massage, or other therapies.

Please come prepared to provide us with a list of all your current medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and vitamins.

Please provide any lab or medical reports relevant to your condition.

Eat a light meal a few hours prior to your visit. Acupuncture is not performed on individuals who are fasting. At the same time, please do not overeat or eat any foods that cause your stomach to be upset. Also avoid excessive caffeine and sugar before your treatments when possible.

Cancellations

Cancellations within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment will be charged a nominal fee. Patients who are 15 minutes late will be treated upon discretion.

Insurance

If you’re planning to use insurance for your treatments we will need to verify your insurance before your appointment. Please e-mail us directly at ashli.foster@fosterhealth.net with a photo of the front and back of your insurance card, your date of birth, and your phone number.

Or call the office: (714) 639-3935.