Pacific Wellness Toronto News

Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture


“Does my plan cover Acupuncture?”

Since Acupuncture has become a regulated health profession in Ontario, more and more insurance companies started to cover services provided by registered acupuncturists.  Prior to the regulation most insurance companies covered acupuncture only if it was performed by pre-existing licensed health professionals.*  So, it is worth checking if your insurance plan covers acupuncture by acupuncturists registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

* Acupuncture may be performed by health professionals such as a medical doctor, chiropractor, physiotherapist, or massage therapist.  However, their training requirement for acupuncture is less than  that of Registered Acupuncturist.