COVID-19

PLEASE READ ABOUT OUR COVID-19 POLICIES & SAFETY MEASURES BELOW.

SICK/SYMPTOMATIC PATIENT POLICY:

IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK OR EXPERIENCING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, PLEASE CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT ASAP (WITH 3 OR MORE HOURS NOTICE IF POSSIBLE).  We will not treat anyone who is sick or symptomatic.  If you are sick or symptomatic, please stay home and contact your primary care physician.

COVID-19 SCREENING:

In the last 24 hours have you had any of the following symptoms that you cannot attribute to another health condition?  Please answer yes or no:

  • Fever equal to or above 100.4°F
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches that aren’t caused by specific activity such as exercise
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea

If yes to any of these, you will not be able to receive a treatment.  This screening plus a temperature check will be performed prior to your appointment.

COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES:

We have updated our clinic policies and procedures to make our facility as healthy and safe as possible for all patients and staff.  We are closely following CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities pertaining to hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting as well as social distancing.  Updates include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • ALL PATIENTS WILL BE SCREENED FOR COVID-19 PRIOR TO THEIR APPOINTMENTS and all staff will be screened for Covid-19 before coming to work.
  • All patients and staff are required to wear masks inside our facility at all times.  MASKS WITH VALVES ARE NOT ALLOWED.  The mask must cover your nose and mouth.  You will need to rent a cloth mask for $1.00 if you arrive without a mask or with a valved mask (you’re welcome to cover a valved mask with a cloth or surgical mask).
  • Appointments are required.  Sorry, no walk-ins.
  • Please arrive within 2 minutes of your scheduled appointment time.
  • The waiting area is closed to all patient companions.  Please ask anyone accompanying you to your appointment to wait outside of our building.
  • Patients must use hand sanitizer or wash their hands upon arrival.
  • You may pay by credit card, debit card, check or cash.  If you plan to pay with cash, you must bring exact change.
  • Patients will be directed to an assigned chair and asked to not touch anything else in the room.
  • All recliners are at least 7 feet apart (most are much further apart).  Our capacity has been reduced to half of our capacity pre-Covid-19.
  • All recliners will be sanitized after every single use.
  • Please ask our staff to provide you with anything extra that you may need (a pillow, earplugs, tissues, a cup of water, etc.).
  • The acupuncturist will speak with you quietly while they sit at the foot of your chair with your legs/feet extended; if you would like you may bring in a note about your health condition in order to minimize talking.
  • Common surfaces will be sanitized frequently throughout the day, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer is available for you to use as needed.
  • HEPA air purifiers are placed in each treatment room and the reception area, and windows will be opened periodically throughout the day, weather permitting.
  • All staff have been trained in safety procedures including hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, social distancing and low and no-contact work methods.
  • Treatment times will be limited to 45 minutes in order to allow the acupuncturist enough time to clean/sanitize chairs between patients.  If you’d like a shorter treatment (i.e. 30 minutes), that’s fine, just let us know.

CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULING POLICY UPDATES:

WE REQUIRE 3 HOURS NOTICE IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO A LATER TIME OR LATER DATE.

TO CANCEL/RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT(S): You may cancel/reschedule using our online appointment scheduler if you booked online, or call 617-499-9993 if you need assistance; if we don’t answer the phone, please leave a message as we check messages regularly.

If you miss an appointment or cancel or reschedule it to a later time or later date with less than 3 hours notice, then you will need to pay $25 for your missed/late canceled/late rescheduled appointment before your next appointment!  If you have a package of appointments we will deduct one of your pre-paid visits from that package instead.

PRICE UPDATES:

Due to reduced capacity for safe social distancing and increased operating costs associated with cleaning products and safety equipment, we have had to increase our pricing.  Please see our pricing page for more information.  If you are using a pre-paid package, please add $5-20 if possible at the time of your appointment.  We thank you for your understanding and continued support.

PLEASE HELP US TO CONTINUE HELPING YOU AND OTHERS:

Online scheduling is now available!  Please make, cancel and reschedule your own appointments using our online appointment scheduler whenever possible.  If you require assistance, please call 617-499-9993.  Please be responsible about arriving right on time.

Thank you for your understanding, respect and consideration.