Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is included in or available with some* WHA plans. Coverage allows medically necessary acupuncture services and chiropractic care.

See your medical copayment summary to determine the cost of acupuncture or chiropractic care and the number of annual visits included in your plan. PCP referral is not required to receive covered services.

ACUPUNCTURE BENEFITS

Covers treatment of pain related to acute neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as dysfunction of the neck, back or joints, headaches, carpal tunnel, arthritis, allergies and asthma. Services must be authorized. Typical services include:

  • Evaluation
  • Manual stimulation
  • Electroacupuncture
  • Moxibustion
  • Acupressure
  • Cupping

*Acupuncture is included within the medical plan on all large group, small group and individual plans.



CHIROPRACTIC BENEFITS

Covers treatment of pain related to acute neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, sprains and strains, headaches, neck pain and muscle spasms. Services must be authorized. Typical services include:

  • History
  • Conjunctive physiotherapy
  • Examination
  • X-rays
  • Manipulation

*Chiropractic care is included on all large group plans and most small group plans (with exception of Capital and Covered CA HSA-compatible high-deductible plans). Check your medical copayment summary to confirm coverage.  Note: Not available on individual plans.

Last review date: January 29, 2016

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