Acupuncture Chinese Herbal Medicine ACC

Ponsonby Wellness FAQs

Can I see an acupuncturist without a GP’s referral?
If your injury is covered by ACC, you should see your GP for a referral. If you come to see us for medical care, you do not need a referral from another practitioner.

What is ACC?

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is health insurance when you have sustained an accident or injury you are entitled to submit a claim for ACC. An accident must be a sudden incident or event that has happened at a certain time and place. ACC will cover most injuries that have occurred at home, the community, workplace, plus recreational and competitive sports.

ACC will cover the cost for some of your treatments – however, a co-payment is required at every visit. Your physio will fill in the necessary ACC paperwork for you. We can also refer you for an X-ray or ultrasound scans if needed.

Does ACC cover the full cost of treatment?
No, ACC only pays part of the treatment. All patients are required to pay a surcharge. The surcharge is $20.00 for the initial consultation (60 minutes).

What if my injury is not an accident?
Ponsonby Wellness also provides treatment for private claims. Many private claims can be reimbursed by your health insurance provider (dependent on your policy). We can provide receipts for these claims.

The private charge is $90.00 for the first consultation (30 minutes).

Follow-up appointments cost $45.00 (consultation)

Follow-up acupuncture treatments cost $90 (consultation + treatment).

Chinese herbal medicine cost $15.

Find out more at Services & Price.

How long is the appointment?
Our initial assessment and treatment are 60 minutes to ensure that we give you a thorough assessment and provide a treatment plan. Follow up treatments range from 30 to 60 minutes depending on your injury or condition.

Find out more at  Services & Price.

What injuries does the clinic treat?
We specialise in musculoskeletal injuries and promoting overall wellness so you can return as quickly and safely as possible to your urban lifestyle. We can help you fix:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Work injuries
  • Muscle imbalances and overuse syndromes
  • Headaches and postural problems
  • Everyday aches and pains

Where’s the nearest parking?
There is off-street parking available for free for 2 hours. Notice: it is a busy street, give yourself enough time to find parking.

What happens when I arrive?
Simply enter the main door and sit in the waiting area until the practitioner comes to meet you.

What rights do I have at PWC?
Privacy and confidentiality are vital during your assessment and treatment at PWC notes and medical records are kept confidential and will only be passed to other medical professionals with your consent. You can access these at any time.

We are culturally sensitive. If you have specific cultural needs that warrant a specific treatment approach, please don’t hesitate to inform your Practitioner.