Telemedicine Now Available


How Are You Doing?

I miss seeing you in person and I’d love to hear from you!

If you need some support, we can talk or “Zoom” for a Telemedicine appointment. Those of you who see me in person for acupuncture know that you get a lot more than just needles from your treatment. Since we’ve been unable to see patients in person, I’ve been doing telemedicine appointments (which is like a Zoom session) and been pleasantly surprised how much connection, diagnosis, and acupressure we can do over video calls.

Through telemedicine appointments I’ve been helping patients:

  • continue to make progress and stay on track with their goals

  • combat anxiety and stress during all this change and so much unknown

  • boost their immune systems, prevent viruses, and stay healthy

  • reduce pain with effective self care

  • address whatever new concerns and issues have come up

Are Virtual Visits Secure?

Absolutely. Our video-conference service is through my electronic health record system and is encrypted and HIPAA compliant.

Is It Easy?

Yes! At the start of your visit, I send you an email with a link. You click the link and it opens the 2 way video for our appointment. If you are on a smart phone or ipad, you need to download the app ahead of time. We’ll send you simple instructions prior to your appointment. If you are on a computer, no need to do anything ahead of time; the email link just opens in a web browser.

What’s In a Telemedicine Consult?

During a telemedicine consultation we can check in about your health, and I’ll give you herbal, acupressure, stress reduction, supplement, diet, or lifestyle recommendations tailored just to you. I’m offering these at a discounted rate at this time.

20 Minutes for $60: A quick check in–best for simple updates or changes to an existing condition and if you only want 1 or 2 recommendations.

40 minutes for $100: A longer check in–best for new or complicated conditions, if you simply want more time to talk, or you want several recommendations.

New Patients 60 minutes for $120: We will do a holistic health assessment, set goals and priorities, and I’ll give you a report of findings with a traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis and a treatment plan with herbal, acupressure, supplement, lifestyle, and dietary recommendations.

We’ll send you an invoice through Square and you can pay online without having to sign up for anything. There is a chance insurance will reimburse for it because insurance companies have been mandated to cover telemedicine at this time, but you never know with insurance. So if you have insurance, we will charge you the above rate, bill your insurance, and reimburse you if they pay us. You should be able to use your HSA/FSA/HRA card for telemedicine appointments, so check with your provider.

How To Schedule a Telemedicine Consult

Schedule Telemedicine Consultations on our online scheduler (make sure you get an email and click confirm in that email) or call or email us.

Need Anything Else?

Most of all I want to let you know that I miss you and I’m here to be a resource for you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to support you.

Here’s to finding moments of calm in the storm,

Christina Ness-Hawks, LAc

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