Sliding Scale Community Acupuncture

$20 – $50 pay-what-you-can. No proof of income required. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for pain and many other health concerns.

Sliding-scale community or private acupuncture, herbal remedies and associated holistic therapies for the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valley.

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Private Sessions

60 – 90 minute Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment includes full intake and any of the following modalities as deemed appropriate: acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, e-stim, tui na massage, or herbal, nutritional or other consultation and recommendations.

Initial: 95     Follow up: 80

Contact to book: 250.499.1905 or similkameen.acu@gmail.com

Botanical Medicine

Single herbs, traditional formulas and custom herbal remedies tailored to suit your individual needs. Herbal medicine has proven results and no side effects when taken properly under qualified professional care.

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Needle-Free Options

Concerned about needles? We only use sterile, very thin needles that do not cause pain. But we also have options such as moxibustion, cupping, tapping, acutaping, electrostim, magnets and ear seeds.

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What is community acupuncture?

Community acupuncture means multiple people receive acupuncture at the same time and pay on a sliding-scale basis. Treatments take place in a relaxed setting while the patient is fully clothed. Because more people can be seen, we can charge less. People of all income levels can access treatment. Increased affordability also allows for more frequent visits, resulting better, longer-lasting therapeutic results.

Is it covered?

ICBC NOW COVERS ACUPUNCTURE EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1st, 2019

ICBC Injury Recovery Program Includes: 

  • 12 treatments within 12 weeks from day of accident
  • First treatment coverage up to $105
  • Subsequent treatments coverage up to $88
  • Extensions may be applied if necessary

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Acupuncture is also covered by most medical plans, and by MSP for low income residents of BC and for First Nations people with a Status card. It is also covered by WCB and Veterans Affairs Canada. You will be given a receipt you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. We bill directly to MSP, ICBC and WCB.

What is a sliding scale?

This clinic charges a sliding scale of $20 – $50 per session. (There is a one-time $10 paperwork fee for your first visit.) That means you decide what you can afford. There is never any need to prove your income.

Community acupuncture clinics use a sliding scale because we want everyone to be able to receive acupuncture treatment, and we want you to be able to come in as often as you need to. We know that the key to success with acupuncture is frequent, consistent treatment.

OSCA is proud to be part of a growing movement of acupuncture clinics dedicated to serving our communities by offering high-quality care at affordable rates.

I’m interested, what do I do?

Great! You can contact us at the numbers below for more information or to book a session, or use the handy link to the right.


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