What is a community acupuncture clinic?
At Wildwood Community Acupuncture, you will receive affordable acupuncture in a group setting. Treatments are customized to your particular needs while you relax in a comfortable reclining chair.
Treatments last approximately 45 minutes. The cost of a session is based on a sliding scale from $20-$40. You decide what you can afford, no questions asked.
(There is a one time $10 paperwork fee for new patients.)
Monday: 10am – 1pm / 2pm-6pm
Tuesday: 10am – 1pm / 2pm-6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 1pm / 2pm-6pm
Thursday: 10am – 1pm / 2pm-6pm
Friday: 9am -1pm / 2pm- 4pm
PLEASE NOTE: The clinic closes every day from 1pm until 2pm.
All scheduling can be done online. We also take walk-ins if there is a seat available, so check in if you’re in the area!
Frequently Asked Questions About Community Acupuncture
How do I schedule?
It’s very easy to schedule an appointment online. You can also call or make an appointment at the front desk. We accept walk-ins as long as there is a chair available.
How long is a treatment?
We offer customized treatment lengths; you get to decide when you are finished. On average visits are about 45 minutes.
(First time patients should allow for an extra 10 minutes of paperwork.)
How often do I need to come?
Acupuncture works best when used consistently, and the community model makes regular treatments an option. We normally recommend that you come for acupuncture once or twice a week for the first month. Most people are able to lower the frequency of visits once they are feeling better. Many people also use acupuncture preventatively and will come for regular tune-ups. In other words, patients will come for treatments even when they are feeling well in order to maintain this state of health.
Should I bring anything with me?
Sometimes patients bring a cozy blanket, or a favorite pillow to help maximize comfort. Often, patients will bring ear plugs or ear buds & music, especially if they are sensitive to ambient noise. Fell free to bring whatever makes you more comfortable!
Is your clinic wheelchair accessible?
Anything else I should know about your clinic?
Our clinic is a safe space for all.
How do I know how much to pay, and does the amount I choose affect the quality of my treatment?
You should decide how much to pay based on what you feel comfortable paying. Take into consideration the amount of treatments you’ll need (your acupuncturist will discuss a treatment plan with you on your first visit). The goal of the sliding scale is to make it possible for you to come in often enough to get better. The amount you choose to pay does not affect your care in any way.
How do you keep the price so low?
Because multiple people can be treated at once, treatment prices are greatly reduced and patients are able to come in with frequency if needed.
What forms of payment do you take?
Cash, check or credit/debit cards.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance for group setting acupuncture. In order to keep our prices low – lower than the price of the average insurance copay – we do not bill insurance.
Do you see children or elderly patients?
Yes! We see all kinds of people, from the age of 5-105. Please note, for a patient under the age of 12, treatments are about 15 minutes long.
Do you prescribe herbs?
If you are interested in herbal medicine, please tell your acupuncturist. Herbal remedies are not something we automatically suggest unless we think it’s appropriate to your particular case. All of our practitioners are trained herbalists in Classical or Traditional Chinese Medicine; most have a working knowledge of Western herbalism as well. We have a wide variety of Chinese herbal formulas available in the community clinic.
What sort of training have your acupuncturists received?
Our acupuncturists have all received their Masters in Acupuncture (which includes over 500 clinical hours) and passed national board exams. They are also licensed through the state of Maine, which requires acupuncturists to complete many hours of continuing education to stay current. Read more about our acupuncturists here.
Do you have an inclement weather policy?
We occasionally close the clinic if the weather is unsafe for travel. If we have to close the clinic, we will send you an email and try to reach you by phone. Weather updates and closings are also kept current on our FB page.