FAQs

I hope I’ve answered all your questions elsewhere on my site, but here’s a compilation of things patients, and prospective patients, ask about most

Do you take insurance?

Dr Vickery is an out-of-network provider for most insurance companies. She is in-network with United Healthcare. For all insurance patients, we will bill your insurer for you as a courtesy. For out-of-network patients EXCEPT Blue Shield patients, we will collect your co-pay/co-insurance at the time of your visit. Once insurance pays us, we will bill you for the remainder of the balance due. For Blue Shield Patients, we will collect the entire balance due and Blue Shield will directly reimburse you whatever amount they cover.

Most insurers have online portals to verify your own coverage and check on claims, but if you’re not sure or need help, call the office to have us verify your insurance.

We also honour the Choose Healthy discount program through Kaiser, Aetna and others. Proof of Choose Healthy insurance is required to qualify for the discount.

Where are you located?

The clinic is located on Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills. We’re across the street from Target in the “Salon Republic” building. Check out the Contact & Hours link at the top or bottom of this page for directions.

How much is Acupuncture?

We have broken this down on our fees page.

Will it hurt?

No.

Dr Vickery uses very gentle technique to minimize, and in many cases eliminate, any discomfort. Patients may experience a slight prick or pinch when the needle is initially inserted but there is no long lasting pain.

Do I HAVE to get herbs/essential oils?

Absolutely not. Although herbal therapy is a powerful adjunct to needle treatments, as are the essential oils. Dr Vickery offers these options to continue your treatment throughout the week and allow faster health benefits. She understands that not everyone is interested in using herbal medicine or essential oils so she develops a treatment plan that works for each individual patient.

FAQs