Merulli Acupuncture & Wellness

Desiree Merulli, L.Ac., EAMP, LMP, RYT Call: 206-388-3349

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Merulli Acupuncture & Wellness
509 Olive Way # 1658
Seattle, WA 98101


Location

Merulli Acupuncture & Wellness is located downtown in the Medical Dental Building.

Map & Directions
509 Olive Way #1658
Seattle, WA 98101

Free consultations available.  Come in and find out how acupuncture and eastern medicine can help you.  Schedule online or call 206-388-3349.

Parking

The Seattle clinic is conveniently located downtown at the Medical Dental Building and is served by Sound Transit Link Light Rail and buses, King County Metro, the Seattle Center Monorail and the South Lake Union Streetcar.

Street and metered parking is available nearby.  There are several parking lots available nearby.  The Medical Dental Building parking entrance is on 6th.     Pacific place is right next door and offers self-park rates and valet.

Your First Visit

Illness, dysfunction and pain are interrelated with many aspects of the body, mind and lifestyle.  As your East Asian Medicine practitioner, I feel it’s important to address all facets of your health to get to the root cause and achieve the best treatment outcome.

During your first appointment we will sit down together and conduct a comprehensive health history evaluation and formulate a treatment plan for your health conditions.  This will include an exam of your tongue and pulse and diagnostic information you provide.  I will then administer your treatment and allow you to rest comfortably on the table…feel free to fall asleep.  Your initial exam and treatment lasts 75 minutes and follow up treatments are 45-60 minutes.

Financial & Payment Information

Payment is due at the time of service, unless otherwise arranged.  Cash, credit cards, checks and HSA/Health benefit cards are welcome forms of payment.  Treatment Packages are also available.

Online payments available through paypal

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Insurance Overview:

  • Don’t stress about insurance! I will help you figure it out and I offer  Treatment Packages if you don’t have insurance and when your benefits are maxed.
  • Insurance plans based in Washington State offer some acupuncture benefits.
  • The number of visits covered varies by plan and some plans have annual limits.
  • Out of state plans may or may not cover services.
  • Most plans do not cover cosmetic,  relaxation or wellness treatments.
  • L&I/workers compensation doesn’t cover acupuncture.
  • Medicare, Medicaid, The VA and Tricare do not cover acupuncture or massage therapy.
  • Please verify your coverage for acupuncture with your insurance plan.

Acupuncture & Insurance

I’m a contracted, preferred provider with the following insurance companies for Acupuncture (Updated 12/2017):

  • Aetna
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Kaiser (formerly Group Health PPO Plans only; not the HMO plans
  • KPS
  • Lifewise
  • Multiplan
  • Moda/ODS
  • Optum Health
  • Premera
  • Regence
  • United HealthCare
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • PIP – Personal Injury Protection insurance for motor vehicle accidents.  I am happy to bill PIP on your behalf.

Massage Therapy & Insurance

I’m a contracted, preferred provider with the following insurance companies for Massage Therapy (Updated 12/2017):

  • First Choice Health Network
  • L & I (Labor & Industries) requires pre-authorization number from L &I.  Please bring in your L&I claim number to your first visit.
  • PIP – Personal Injury Protection insurance for motor vehicle accidents.  I am happy to bill PIP on your behalf.

For Best Results

Ayurvedic massageWhile undergoing acupuncture treatment, you will benefit most by refraining from excessive use of caffeine, cigarettes, alcohol and other drugs so that you can optimize your body’s ability to regain balance.  Please schedule your activities so that you come to your appointment neither too full or too hungry, and avoid strenuous exercise right before and afterwards.  Please have a light meal or snack and drink some water.

You will remain clothed during treatment so please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.  Most acupuncture points used are located on the lower arms and legs, hands and feet, so clothing is usually rolled up to access the points.  If an article of clothing needs to be removed, sheets and blankets are provided to keep you warm and preserve your modesty.  For the comfort of others, please avoid the use of fragrances during your treatments.

After your treatment, take good care of yourself and allow your body and mind to assimilate the treatment.  If possible, wait at least an hour to eat a full meal.

Your Progress

It is helpful if you keep track of any changes or reactions you are experiencing with your treatments.  Examples are a change in energy level, sleep, feeling cooler or warmer, decrease in pain level or change in location of pain, and changes in mental/emotional states.

Please feel free to ask questions at anytime.

24 Hour Cancellation Policy:

Your appointment time has been reserved especially for you.  Your health and wellness are important and compliance to your individually tailored treatment plan is ideal for optimum success.  If you need to reschedule, kindly give at least 24 hours notice.

Please be advised that no-shows and cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are charged a $75 fee.

Privacy Policy

Your health and personal information is confidential.  This clinic does not share, sell or distribute patient information.  Your medical and personal information will not be released to anyone without your prior written consent, except as required by law.  This includes other medical personnel, your relatives and friends.  If your health insurance company is billed for your treatments, the medical information and chart notes relevant to your treatment may be released to your insurance carrier.  Download full privacy policy

Call: 206-388-3349  509 Olive Way # 1658 Seattle, WA 98101


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