In-Person Acupuncture

We are pleased to be able to offer acupuncture services again beginning November 9th.

We've missed you all so much! 

Please carefully read through ALL of the information below. We have made a lot of changes to keep our employees and patients as safe as possible. Thank you!

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

In order to practice as safely as possible, we need you to follow these rules.

  • Please arrive 5 minutes early. All patients will be screened prior to entry into the clinic space. We are unable to accommodate late arrivals. No exceptions. Late arrivals will be considered no shows and charged a fee.

  • Arrive wearing your mask. Masks are to be worn at all times in the clinic. Please read our mask policy below.

  • Arrive fed and hydrated. We will no longer provide snacks or water.

  • Use the bathroom before arriving. Bathrooms are for staff only.

  • Pay online using our new system, "Jane", or come with a pre-written check. Cash payments are not accepted at this time. 

  • Book online. We no longer have reception and we need extra time for new safety protocols. Practitioners are not allowed to book for you. If you have trouble scheduling please email us at info@bapnap.com.

  • Our new cancellation window is 24 hours. If you need to cancel, please give us 24 hours notice. If you are cancelling because you are sick, the cancellation fee will be waived.

Mask Policy

All patients and visitors are required to wear masks over their nose and mouth when entering the building and during the duration of their visit at BAP. Masks must be:

  • commercially produced WITHOUT valves, or

  • home made with a minimum of TWO layers of fabric 

 

Bandanas, scarves , and gaiters are not acceptable. Patients arriving without masks will be turned away. 

Patients are required to bring their own masks because BAP can not guarantee a consistent supply and because patients would have to enter the clinic without a mask were they to rely on us to provide them. If you are unable to wear a mask due to medical reasons, are coughing or sneezing for any reason, or are booking for a child who can not wear a mask, please book a Telehealth session.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

As always, our responsibility to you is to provide safe, effective, and compassionate care.

Additionally...

  • Staff are being screened daily prior to every shift.

  • We will be wearing masks and protective eye wear (face shields, safety goggles).

  • We will be disinfecting every chair and treatment area after each and every person. Additionally, all commonly touched surfaces will be disinfected regularly.

  • We have increased our ventilation and air purifiers.

  • We are staying up-to-date on the latest information regarding SARS-Cov-2, COVID-19 and how we can best keep you safe.

 

WHAT'S DIFFERENT

  • All treatment chairs are now zero gravity chairs (no recliners, aka "Lazy Boys")

  • You will be directed to your chair (rather than picking your own).

  • Treatment time is capped at 45 minutes. You can stay shorter if needed.

  • Absolutely no eating or drinking is allowed in the clinic. Please arrive fed and hydrated.

  • Use the bathroom before you arrive. Bathrooms are for staff only.

  • In order to allow effective disinfecting, chairs are not covered with sheets.  Dress warmly. We are not providing blankets or pillows at this time. You are welcome to bring your own blankets.

  • We are now on a second floor. There is an elevator so if you have mobility issues let us know in the "reason for visit" section when you book your appointment so that we can assist you with the elevator.

KNOW THE RED FLAG SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

If you have any of the following symptoms do not come to BAP. Please call your doctor.

  • fever, chills, chills with shaking

  • runny, congested nose

  • cough, shortness of breath

  • sore throat

  • muscle pain, body aches

  • recent loss of smell or taste

  • recent fatigue or weakness

  • recent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Until further notice, we can not give you acupuncture if you have any of the above symptoms. Even if you are congested or sneezing from allergies or coughing from a non-contagious condition like asthma. We simply can't have any coughing or sneezing in the presence of others at this time. If you have active allergies, consider booking an ear clinic appointment or telehealth session where we can give you acupressure tools for at-home use and herbal recommendations. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Community Acupuncture​​ 

We are offering modified group acupuncture services. We will cap our hourly capacity at 4 patients per hour as we conduct our COVID-19 safety protocols. Our group room is 1,000 sqft with high ceilings and plenty of ventilation and air purifiers. Chairs are spaced 20 feet apart. Treatment time is limited to 45 minutes.

Sliding scale: $30-$50

Community-Style Acupuncture: Individual Room

We are offering 'community-style' acupuncture in individual treatment rooms for those who aren't ready to be in group spaces yet. Treatments are still given in a 'community' style, only in a private room. Because it requires a bit more time to disinfect individual rooms and this limits how many people we can see per hour to three, the sliding scale is higher. Thank you for your understanding. 

Sliding scale: $40-$60

Ear Clinic

EAR CLINIC PAUSED DURING DECEMBER. We realize that the increase in our sliding scale will, unfortunately, make our services inaccessible to some or force some to reduce their treatment frequency. To compensate for this we will be offering 'ear clinics'. Treatment in an ear clinic involves a quick visit (5-10 minutes) to BAP and placement of ear tacks or seeds on a group of five points that support balance and well-being. These points are excellent for stress, anxiety, cravings, insomnia, immune support, chronic pain, fatigue, and general wellness. Ear seeds and tacks can remain in the ear for several days. No intake is given. For more information on ear seeds and tacks and at-home care click here.

Sliding scale: $10-$20

More on How We Treat

At Berkeley Acupuncture Project, patients remain fully clothed in reclining chairs. Needles are placed in arms, hands, legs, feet, ears, and head. You may be surprised to learn that we can treat back pain by doing acupuncture in hands or feet, or shoulder pain by treating the knee. It works! We have successfully treated thousands of people using these traditional methods. For more information see our FAQs page.

Thank you for your flexibility, patience, and understanding.

We expect our systems to change and adapt as we get used to things.

We appreciate your willingness to adapt with us! 

 
 
 

Acupuncture Hours

Mon   2:30-5:10

Tues  10:30-1:10

Wed   2:30-5:10

Fri    10:30-5:10

Sat   10:30-5:10

Sun  10:30-1:10

Telehealth Hours

Mon   2-4

Tues   10-12

Wed   11-1

1700 Shattuck Ave, 

Berkeley CA 94709

 info@bapnap.com    

(510) 845-1100     

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