Acupuncture and chiropractic services

Offer patients alternative ways to heal their bodies and minds.


With alternative medicine gaining popularity, more members than ever are seeking out acupuncture, chiropractic care and other non-traditional services. Get the details on Sharp Health Plan’s coverage for alternative health care and how to help your members find the right providers for them.



American Specialty Health: our health plan partner

Many Sharp Health Plan members have access to acupuncture and chiropractic services through their benefit plans, either included or added as extra benefits. We work with American Specialty Health (ASH) to offer these discounts.

Sharp Health Plans with acupuncture and chiropractic:
Individual and family plansAcupuncture*
Small group plansAcupuncture*
CalChoice plansAcupuncture*
Large group plansAcupuncture and/or chiropractic
(based on employer plan)

*If your patient's member ID card has the
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, acupuncture is included in your patient's plan. PCP referral is required.


Are you listed as a participating acupuncturist or chiropractor?

Access to contracted providers

American Specialty Health offers discounted rates for alternative health care services. The services are considered to be enhancements to our medical plans and not insurance coverage.

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Referrals for acupuncture and chiropractic care

Members whose coverage includes supplemental acupuncture or chiropractic benefits can visit alternative care providers without a referral in many cases. However, members whose plan is through Covered California or CalChoice should have their PCP submit a Referral Authorization Request Form for acupuncture services.

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Savings on services, products and more

American Specialty Health's discount program, ChooseHealthy, offers discounts on services, health and fitness products, and fitness facilities. Contact your health plan for information about registering for the ChooseHealthy program.

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