Quite possibly! Acupuncture is available through many health insurance policies. Each insurance provider is different though, so you need to check with your provider to make sure that you are covered. Many health insurance providers cover acupuncture when treated by an acupuncturist who is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).
Below is a table of some of the insurance providers who do and don’t cover Acupuncture by BAcC practitioners. If your provider isn’t listed I recommend that you contact them directly to check.
Even if your insurance provider is listed as not providing coverage here, it may be worth calling them to check and get the most up to date information directly from them, as more companies are adding acupuncture over time.
If you work for a large company it’s also worth checking to see if you are entitled to any coverage through them. Many companies will subsidise health treatments such as acupuncture for their employees.
|Insurance providers that cover BAcC Members||Insurance providers that do not cover acupuncture.|
|ACTPlan||AXA PPP Healthcare|
|Aviva Health UK Limited||WHA|
|Buck & Willis Health Care Ltd.||BCWA|
|Bupa Cashplan (not BUPA)||BUPA|
|Clinicare||Exeter Friendly Society|
|CS Healthcare||Guardian Healthcare|
|Forester Health||Legal & General Assurance Society Ltd|
|Healthshield||Manchester Unity Healthcare|
|Hospital Saturday Fund|
|Leeds Hospital Fund|
|Legal & General Healthcare|
|Royal & Sun Alliance Healthcare and Assistance|
|Standard Life Health Care|
|Sun Alliance Health Insurance|