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 discounts partner

Many Sharp Health Plan members have access to alternative health care through their employer’s policy. For those who don’t have coverage or those who used up their coverage, we’ve teamed up with American Specialty Health (ASH) to offer discounts on a variety of services. Call ASH toll-free at 1-877-335-2746 or visit for more information.


American Specialty Health (ASH) discounts:

American Specialty Health (ASH) offers discounts on alternative health care services including

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage therapy
  • Dietetics
* The Sharp Health Plan alternative care and wellness product discount offerings are administered by American Specialty Health Networks, Inc. (ASH Networks) and its affiliate Healthyroads, Inc. The program is not insurance and it is not a covered benefit of your medical health plan. If you have access to any of these services as covered benefits under another plan or policy you should exhaust those benefits before using Sharp Health Plan's services. Your costs for these services do not count toward your deductible or out-of-pocket maximum through Sharp Health Plan. Any disputes regarding these products and services may be subject to Sharp Health Plan's and/or American Specialty Health Network's grievance process. Sharp Health Plan and Best Health do not have any financial ownership arrangements with American Specialty Health.


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.


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.


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.