Financial Planning For Your Care
The fee schedule of acupuncture visits and naturopathic visits is very different, so please find the correct sections below. Carleton Magus, LAc (acupuncture) is contracted with insurance and bills insurance directly for you and also accepts cash, checks and credit. Dr. Katja Magus (naturopathic services) does not accept insurance and payment in full will be due at the time of visit. She does supply superbills for you to submit after the visit if requested. If you have any additional questions after reading the information below, please call: 425-391-7777 and we are happy to help. See below for detailed information:
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The number of acupuncture treatments you need depends on the complexity of your illness, whether it is acute, chronic or recent, and your overall health.
Acupuncture is a therapy in which each treatment builds on the previous one. Achieving significant healing requires a commitment on your part. Optimal results are achieved when a patient follows the suggested treatment plan. With acupuncture, patients will usually begin to see positive changes within the first few treatments. In this system of medicine we treat the individual. Everyone has his or her own unique personality, body type, and beliefs when coming into a treatment. Response varies greatly; at your visit we will discuss the best treatment plan for you. We also encourage long term follow-up care in some cases to prevent the symptoms from recurring and to maintain health and wellness.
Rates vary depending on insurance and needs of the patient.
We accept Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, HSA cards and most major insurance plans.
We advise that you know your insurance benefits before coming into the office. Click here to download Acupuncture Insurance Verification form. As a service to our patients we also verify insurance benefits after the first visit.
If we are contracted with your plan, or you have out of network benefits, we will submit claims for you. If your insurance does not cover acupuncture, we request payment at the time of service. You may use your HSA card or receipt may be submitted for reimbursement from flex plans or health savings accounts in many cases.
Contracted Insurance Plans
- First Choice Health Network
- Secure Horizons
- Great West
- United Healthcare
- Kaiser Permanente (PPO, Options, Options Federal, & Alliant Plus)
- We also accept PIP/Auto insurance
If you have insurance benefits, plan ahead and know that although your insurance will give us a head start on paying for your care, in many cases the limited benefits are exceeded and patients may incur some out of pocket expense. Herbs and supplements are not covered by insurance.
We are NOT contracted with:
Uniform, Beechstreet, Kaiser Permanente HMO (Core, Sound Choice, & Alliance), most out of state Blue Cross/Blue Shield, or other plans not listed above. Labor and Industry, Medicare and Medicaid do not cover alternative medicine services at this time. We cannot accept medical coupons.
Our “usual and customary” billed rates are available upon request. We bill for all medically necessary services. We cannot guarantee the payment of any claim.
Dr. Katja Magus operates as an out of network provider and is not contracted with insurance companies. Payment for all services will be due at the time of the visit. We accept cash, credit card, checks and HSA cards. We are happy to supply you with a copy of your superbill so you can submit it to your insurance company for reimbursement: insurance companies in WA state are mandated to cover naturopathic medical services but the amount of coverage varies by plan.
Dr. Katja Magus offers a free 15 minute meet and greet phone call to all interested patients (click on the Schedule Now button to easily schedule this online), this will consist of a brief “get to know each other” session and she will answer any general questions you may have, no specific treatment advice will be given.
The cost of treatment for an initial office visit that lasts up to one hour is $200: this visit will include a complete history, time to delve into your story and develop a plan for future visits.
Return office visits costs will be related to the length of the visit: up to 15 min: $50, 16-30 min: $100, 31-45 min: $150, 46-60 min: $200. During your initial visit, Dr. Magus will work with you to develop a plan for future visits that supports your treatment goals and fits with your schedule. We believe that profound and lasting change requires a commitment of time and energy from both doctor and patient: we are ready to help you transform your life!