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It’s that time of year (for checking insurance)

It’s that time of year when many of us are renewing or choosing new health insurance plans. First- make sure your new plan covers acupuncture, if you need help finding a plan, we have a great referral for you. Even if you aren’t switching plans, you may be at the point where you’ve met your deductible and you may have acupuncture visits left to use. Now is a great time to book out your remaining visits for the year, to ensure that you can get a time slot that works for you. We anticipate our clinic being VERY busy during these last few weeks of 2020 since there was so much disruption to normal business and routine visits earlier in the year. Please call us today or schedule those visits online in the next few days to make sure you are feeling great when the new year rolls around!
We can’t wait to see you! – The team at Alpine Acupuncture

We are open for business!

We have carefully reviewed the new restrictions put in place for Washington state and at this time we will continue to be OPEN to see healthy patients as we have been for the last few months, with all of our additional COVID safety measures (see below) in place. If your plans have changed or you are sheltering at home, we understand, and we ask that you give the customary 24 hrs advance notice if you need to change or cancel your appointment. If you have any questions about that or anything else, feel free to give us a call on the office line: 425-391-7777
Stay well!
-Alpine Acupuncture

Curing Pill is back in stock in Issaquah

If you recognize these little boxes, you will be happy to know we finally have PLENTY (a whole castle!)  We’ve been waiting almost two years to restock the clinic shelves with this special order Curing Pill that so many of you know and love. Curing pill is a lovely traditional Chinese Medicine remedy that is as essential part of every natural first aid kit. It is used for stomach and digestive complaints such as overeating, having too much heavy food, food poisoning and lots of other common issues. Each red box ($5.50) comes with ten tiny sealed vials inside and each vial has one serving of tiny pills (like the size of a rice grain) for an adult, so they are easy to put in your purse/glove box/first aid kit for everyday use and for travel. It can be used for kids with tummy aches too, mixed into applesauce or yogurt if they can’t swallow pills yet. If you need to restock, let us know at your next appointment or give us a call and we will set some aside for you.

And as always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have!

Stay healthy- With love from Alpine Acupuncture

 

Yay! All medical services in Issaquah can resume!

A new friend we met on our daily walk 🙂
We are very excited to announce that yesterday, Governor Inslee gave the okay for health care offices to immediately begin seeing non-urgent cases, as well as opening up dental cleanings, orthodontic visits and routine patient care in offices such as ours. Here is a link to the announcement. We have made additional changes to our procedures based on the new information presented yesterday, including taking your temperature before the appointment and running down a checklist of possible COVID symptoms with each patient before they are seen. We ask that you wear a mask to your visit and please arrive on time rather than early and only bring a family member if needed, to minimize the amount of patients in our small waiting area. Other precautions that we are taking that were added previously can be found below and as always you are also welcome to call or email if you have any questions or concerns about these.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our clinic safely, starting today, to help you with any health issues you may have: headaches, aches, pain, anxiety, hormones, allergies and many more. Remember that most health care plans cover acupuncture!

Stay healthy- With love from Alpine Acupuncture

Alpine Acupuncture Clinic Safety Modifications

Carleton continues to see patients who are feeling healthy on Monday-Thursday with slightly modified hours depending on the week. Our online schedule is always up-to-date and accurate.

Below is a list of steps that we have taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to promote the health and well-being of our patients.

1. We ask that if you are feeling sick that you notify us to reschedule
2. Carleton is wearing a fabric mask daily in accordance with the new recommendations from the CDC and patients need to wear one as well- please choose a reusable/fabric one to free up the disposable ones for our front line health care workers.
3. Carleton will be taking your temperature and asking you about any COVID risks at each visit
4. We are disinfecting all tables, chairs, doors, counter tops and credit card machines multiple times per day.
5. We are washing our hands during and in between patient visits.
6. We are propping our front door open during business hours to decrease common touch contacts.
7. We are asking all patients to wash their hands before entering the office.
8. We are having patients go right into their treatment room top minimize waiting room contact (please try to arrive right on time rather than early- normally we love to chat in the waiting room but these are special times!)
9. Please only bring family members if you need their assistance for driving or during the visit.
9. If you are higher risk and need an appointment slot when other patients will not be in the clinic to reduce your exposure, please call and request that, we are happy to help. We are already spacing out ALL appointments to minimize contact.

We believe that with these action steps we can play a vital role in helping our patients to continue to improve their health while simultaneously preventing the spread of COVID-19.

We are here and ready to serve you and our community.

We are open- here are updates and a small business highlight!

Carleton continues to see patients who are feeling healthy on Monday-Thursday with slightly modified hours so he can join us at home for dinner a few nights a week. With our hospitals and medical facilities being potentially overwhelmed during this crisis, acupuncture treatment for non infectious illness can help ease the burden and is allowed by the new state regulations.

Below is a list of steps that we have taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to promote the health and well-being of our patients.

1. We ask that if you are feeling sick that you do not keep your appointment!
2. Carleton may start wearing a fabric mask daily in accordance with the new recommendations from the CDC (pending) and you are welcome to do that as well- please choose a reusable/fabric one to free up the disposable ones for our front line health care workers.
3. We are disinfecting all tables, chairs, doors, counter tops and credit card machines multiple times per day.
4. We are washing our hands during and in between patient visits.
5. We are propping our front door open during business hours to decrease common touch contacts.
6. We are asking all patients to wash their hands before entering the office.
7. We are having patients go right into their treatment room top minimize waiting room contact (please try to arrive right on time rather than early- normally we love to chat in the waiting room but these are special times!).
8. If you are higher risk and need an appointment slot when other patients will not be in the clinic to reduce your exposure, please call and request that, we are happy to help. We are already spacing out ALL appointments to minimize contact.

We believe that with these action steps we can play a vital role in helping our patients to continue to improve their health while simultaneously preventing the spread of COVID-19.
We are here and ready to serve you and our community.

If you are quarantining at home, we support you! Please consider using this time to write us a review on Facebook, Google or Yelp or passing our information to a friend.

Consider supporting one local business each day by making an online purchase or writing a review or “liking” them on your favorite social media. We can get through this together. (see our local business highlight below)
Stay healthy- With love from Alpine Acupuncture

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One of our favorite local small businesses is Experience Tea in downtown Issaquah (every day you’ll see Carleton is drinking a cup of her famous tea- his favorite is Puget Gold).

We called Roberta (her business phone is: (206) 406-9838 ) yesterday to see how business was going and she said she missed meeting her customers face to face in the gorgeous store but that she was still doing drive by orders as well as mail orders from her website- here is a link to the quarantine comfort kits she has made up, and all of her products ARE listed on the website for the same prices in the store- https://experience-tea.com/?search-type=main&siteblock-type=&s=quara

We hope you find some tea you love (self care)! Let’s keep our favorite shops open!