Does it cost anything?
No, it is free of charge. You will be asked for your insurance information but that is only to facilitate registering you for the clinic.
Do I have to receive my care at BMC to be eligible?
No, you don’t need to have a physician or receive any other services at BMC to be eligible.
Do I need a referral?
Yes, you need a referral from your primary or specialist.
What do I tell my doctor?
If your doctor has questions about the program, have them call 617.414.6260.
Where does it happen?
At Boston Medical Center, in the outpatient clinic. You will be given information on how to locate the clinic once you are registered.
Is it group acupuncture?
The first appointment is an individual consult. The follow-ups are groups.
How many treatments can I have?
There is no limit to the number of treatments you can receive.
What are the clinic hours?
Currently, visits are Mondays 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Fridays 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
How long is the wait for an appointment?
You first appointment will take place within 2 weeks.
Who does the acupuncture?
Experienced licensed acupuncturists provide the acupuncture.
Do you have any other services?
Yes, BMC also offers massage, and yoga, qigong, tai chi, cooking, and nutrition classes.
How long have you had this?
We started offering acupuncture for HIV in 2015. We hope you’ll spread the word!