The Department of Veterans Affairs now provides eligible veterans with no-cost acupuncture treatments for a variety of conditions, including pain, PTSD, anxiety, and insomnia. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Call the VA at 1-866-606-8198 to confirm your eligibility and schedule an appointment.
Within 3-5 business days, TriWest should call you to set up an appointment. Tell them you would like to go to AcuMedGroup Wellness Center. Within another 3-5 business days, they will call you again to confirm your appointment with us.
2. TriWest will then send AcuMedGroup approval for a certain number of treatments for a given period of time. We’ll then call you to confirm your appointment.
3. In 2017, more than 47,000 veterans were authorized to receive acupuncture care outside VA medical centers.
4. Acupuncture has become a leading pain treatment for veterans after a government study revealed that 33 percent of veterans used opioids, a rate that was much higher than in the general public.
The process can be daunting. But don’t worry, AcuMedGroup applying for acupuncture treatment through the VA. Just call our clinic at 407-624-5258 and talk to one of our Patient Care Coordinators. We’re happy to help get you on the road to wellness.