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At AOMA, your whole being is our priority. Our integrative philosophy provides you with choices and a personalized treatment plan.

Acupuncture, Herbs, and Integrative Care

n response to great demand by AOMA’s patients, the North & South Clinics are NOW OPEN for acupuncture appointments! We are reopening in compliance with national, state, and local authorities, and with great efforts to provide optimal safety for our patients, providers, and staff. Please call 512-467-0370 (North) or 512-693-4373 (South), or you can email AOMA-ClinicStaff@aoma.edu to schedule. Telehealth options for herbal consults continue to be available.

Herbal prescriptions/refills can be filled for scheduled pickup from either AOMA Herbal Medicine location, or for USPS shipping. Please call 512-323-6720 (North) or 512-693-4372 (South), or you can email AOMA-AHMStaff@aoma.edu.

We hope to see you in our clinics soon!

Our Professional Clinics

AOMA faculty’s clinical specialties cover a wide range of clinical and scholarly expertise, including but not limited to the treatment of allergies, stress, depression, headaches, insomnia, and gastrointestinal disorders; interventions for the purpose of facial rejuvenation, weight management, nutritional therapy, and herbal practices; pain management, treatment of muscle injury, lumbago, and other musculoskeletal ailments; recovery from fractures and other trauma; women’s health; neurology; and fertility treatment.

In addition to acupuncture and herbs, we offer Asian bodywork with a select number of our practitioners. This ancient form of bodywork couples pressure and rolling techniques along the meridian system and can treat any number of conditions without the use of needles. Asian bodywork is often used in pediatric treatments, with additional instruction given to caregivers as part of the treatment strategy. Please be specific when scheduling for bodywork, as only a few practitioners offer this modality and appointment lengths vary.
Cupping, light acupuncture, electrical acupuncture, and tuning fork treatments can also be scheduled with some practitioners. Be sure to ask receptionists for details when scheduling.

Fees and Rates:

New Patient Visit

$110

(Time-of-service rate: $110)

Follow-up Visit      

$100

(Time-of-service rate: $100)

Veterans: $10 off

$15 off acupuncture only

(Veterans; AOMA students, alumni, and employees)

$95 new patient and $85 time-of-service rate

Herbal Consultation

$55

Tuina/Asian bodywork or Acupressure

$115

Gift Certificate

$110

Buy 5 visits, get $50 off: 5 acupuncture visits for $450

(DOES NOT APPLY TO GIFT CERTIFICATES)
* Discounts and package pricing only available when payment is received in full at the time-of-service
* Discounts cannot be combined and will not be honored retroactively
* Valid ID must be provided in order to be eligible for discounts

AOMA North clinic

2700 W Anderson Ln. Suite 512, Austin, TX 78757, United States
(512) 467-0370
(512) 454-8846

Monday - Tuesday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday-Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Break Week Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

*Hours may vary on break weeks; special schedules will be posted. The North clinic is closed on Sundays and on major holidays.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the Library has modified its hours to Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM and is closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Up to three (3) screened patrons can come into Library for study, browsing, printing and/or checkout/check-in of library materials. Testing appointments are available with email to library@aoma.edu OR call 512-492-3032.

AOMA South clinic

4701 West Gate Blvd, Bldg. A Austin, TX 78745, United States
(512) 693-4373
(512) 492-3098

Monday 

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Wed-Thur-Fri

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Break Week Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturdays: None

*Hours may vary on break weeks; special schedules will be posted. The South clinic is closed on Saturdays & Sundays, and on major holidays.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the Library has modified its hours to Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM and is closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Up to three (3) screened patrons can come into Library for study, browsing, printing and/or checkout/check-in of library materials. Testing appointments are available with email to library@aoma.edu OR call 512-492-3032.

New Patient Forms

Privacy Policy and Arbitration Agreement are for your records and do not need to be completed or brought to the clinic. If you have problems downloading forms, please call the clinic receptionist; we will be happy to fax them to you.

Find out more about what to expect at your first visit.

What to expect on your first visit:

  • Your appointment will generally last from 1 to 1 ½ hour.
  • As a new patient you have 2 options for paperwork:
    • You can arrive approximately 30 minutes early for your appointment and fill it out in the waiting room
    • You can download forms from our website and fill them out before your appointment.
  • The New Patient paperwork includes 4 legal forms and 4 medical intake forms that should be read and filled out, and 2 privacy forms that only need to be read.
  • After checking in for your appointment, your acupuncturist will follow up on the information you provided in your intake forms during a 20-25 minute consultation. He/She may ask you a series of detailed questions about any health problems or symptoms you might be having.
  • In addition to your paperwork and consultation, your practitioner will also examine your tongue and feel your pulse in both wrists in order to arrive at a traditional Chinese medical diagnosis.
  • If you are taking any medication or herbal supplements please let your acupuncturist know.
  • After the initial consultation, you may be asked to remove your shoes and socks and lie down. Depending on the area to receive treatment, you may be asked to remove other articles of clothing. For your comfort and convenience we offer clean medical gowns that can be worn during your treatment.
  • After swabbing the various acupuncture sites with alcohol, your practitioner will insert very thin, sterile, disposable needles. Although some points are more sensitive than others, the patient will usually feel little to no sensation or discomfort. A heat lamp and/or space heater are available should you feel cold during your treatment.
  • The needles will be left in for approximately 25-35 minutes. During this time the practitioner will check on you several times, and a finger bell will be available should you need to contact your acupuncturist for any reason. Most people find acupuncture to be very relaxing; however, should you experience any pain or discomfort, please alert your practitioner right away so adjustments can be made.
  • If your practitioner thinks it would be beneficial to your treatment, he/she might make recommendations for traditional Chinese herbs, dietary and/or exercise changes as part of his/her suggested treatment plan.
  • After your treatment you’re invited to visit our reception desk to schedule your next appointment. Any herbs your acupuncturist recommended will be available at AOMA Herbal Medicine.

After your visit:

  • Plan to take it easy after your treatment.
  • Sometimes after receiving an acupuncture treatment you may feel a little lightheaded or “woozy.” If that is the case, please sit for a while in our waiting area. In a few minutes you’ll be relaxed and clear-headed.
  • It’s best if you do not come to your appointment on an empty or full stomach.
  • Herbal prescriptions are intended only for the person for whom they were prescribed. Do not give herbal formulas to anyone else.
  • Very rarely, symptoms may become worse after an acupuncture treatment. This is often a sign that previously dormant conditions are being awakened so that complete healing may occur. This should pass quickly. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic.

What to expect on your child’s first visit:

  • Your child’s appointment will generally last from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • If your child is a new patient you have two options for paperwork: you can arrive approximately 30 minutes early for your appointment and fill it out in the waiting room, or you can print it from our website and fill it out before coming in. This paperwork includes 4 legal forms and 4 medical intake forms that should be read and completed, and 2 privacy forms that should be read.
  • After checking in for your appointment, your acupuncturist will follow up on the information you provided in your child’s intake forms during a 20-25 minute consultation. He/She may ask you a series of detailed questions about any health problems or symptoms your child might be experiencing, including questions about your child’s mood, appetite, digestion, etc.
  • In addition to the paperwork and consultation, your practitioner will also examine your child’s tongue and feel his/her pulse in both wrists in order to arrive at a traditional Chinese medical diagnosis.
  • If your child is taking any medication, vitamins, or herbal supplements please let the acupuncturist know.
  • After the initial interview, your child will be asked to remove his/her socks and shoes and lie down. A traditional Chinese pediatric treatment usually consists of pediatric massage (Acupressure or Tuina) and herbal consultation.
  • Another modality, called cupping, might also be used. Cupping involves the application of cups externally on the skin with suction and may cause temporary redness or bruising on the treated area. Children who do not feel ready for acupuncture will not be treated with needles.
  • The acupuncturist might also recommend an herbal formula and/or dietary and exercise changes as part of your child’s treatment plan.
  • After your treatment, you’re invited to visit our reception desk to schedule your child’s next appointment. Any herbs your acupuncturist recommended will be available at AOMA Herbal Medicine.

After your child’s visit:

  • Plan for your child to take it easy after his/her treatment.
  • Sometimes after receiving an acupuncture treatment your child may feel a little lightheaded or “woozy.” If that is the case, please have him/her sit for a while in our waiting area. In a few minutes, he/she will be relaxed and clear-headed.
  • It’s best if your child doesn’t come to his/her appointment on an empty or full stomach.
  • Herbal prescriptions are intended only for the person for whom they were prescribed. Do not give herbal formulas to anyone else.
  • Very rarely, symptoms may become worse after an acupuncture treatment. This is often a sign that previously dormant conditions are being awakened so that complete healing may occur. This should pass quickly.
  • Because children’s conditions often change quickly, please feel free to contact the clinic with any questions or concerns.

Insurance
In-network provider for United Health Care and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Coverage and co-pays vary by plan – be sure to bring insurance card and photo ID to scheduled appointments.
When you call to schedule an appointment, please have the following information ready to provide the receptionist if your health insurance plan is with Blue Cross Blue Shield or UnitedHealthcare.
  • Patient name
  • Patient D.O.B.
  • Patient’s reason for treatment
  • Primary card holder’s name
  • Insurance ID#
  • Insurance group #
  • Insurance member service phone number
  • Patient phone number (where we may contact you after we find out your acupuncture coverage)

Insurance FAQ's

My insurance doesn’t cover acupuncture. What can I do?

You can write a letter, either to your insurance company or your Human Resources Manager (if you receive insurance through your employer) petitioning them to add acupuncture coverage to your plan. Your insurance company can make changes at the next renewal of your policy or risk losing your business, and your employer can be helpful when it comes to talking to your insurance company.

Why did I receive a bill from AOMA after my treatment when I was told I didn’t have a co-pay at the time of my visit?

Many insurance plans require you to pay a co-insurance, or a specific percentage of a bill, after your insurance company has paid their portion. This amount can only be determined after your insurance company receives a claim, which is why you didn’t pay anything at the time of your visit.

What is a deductible and why do I have to pay it before my insurance will cover my acupuncture treatments?

A deductible is an amount of out-of-pocket expense that you must pay before your insurance benefits actually start. Deductibles are usually calculated on a calendar-year basis, and any covered medical expenses that you pay for out-of-pocket should be applied toward your deductible until it’s been met for the year.

My insurance company says they will pay for acupuncture. Why won’t AOMA file the claims for me?

AOMA currently only files claims with BlueCross/BlueShield and UnitedHealthcare. If you are insured with another company and your plan covers acupuncture, we will be happy to provide you with the receipts you would need to file for reimbursement independently with your insurance company. Some insurance companies like Cigna and Aetna have closed networks, meaning they will not allow new providers to join. If you are insured with one of these companies and would like to petition them to open their network to AOMA, please send a letter to your insurance company, or contact sowenby@aoma.edu and we can provide you with a form letter to send.

My insurance plan covers acupuncture, but only when it is performed by an MD. Can I use my insurance at the AOMA Professional Clinic?

Unfortunately no. AOMA’s Professional Clinic practitioners are all licensed acupuncturists in the state of Texas, and many of them are MDs in China; however, none of our practitioners are MDs in the US so we do not meet this requirement.

My insurance plan covers acupuncture, but only for anesthesia during surgery. What can I do?

The best thing to do would be to write a letter, either to your insurance company or your Human Resources Manager (if you receive insurance through your employer) petitioning them to open your plan fully to acupuncture coverage. Your insurance company can make changes at the next renewal of your policy or risk losing your business, and your employer is often a helpful resource when it comes to dealing with your insurance company.

Why were some aspects of my acupuncture treatment not covered by my insurance? Am I responsible for these charges?

There are several components to an acupuncture treatment at the AOMA Professional Clinic. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Office visit/Evaluation
  • Acupuncture
  • E-stim
  • Infrared heat lamp therapy

Sometimes an insurance plan may only cover a portion of these services, or may cover them at different rates. Most of the time the balance not paid by your insurance company is due from you, as dictated by the co-pay/co-insurance rates of your insurance plan.

(800) 824-9987 | (512) 454-1188

4701 West Gate Blvd., Austin, TX 78745

(512) 454-7001

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine

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