Community Spirit Acupuncture London

Wimbledon Acupuncture Clinic

 

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Community Spirit is an affordable acupuncture clinic in South Wimbledon, London. We are a short walk from Colliers Wood tube station on the Northern Line.

Clinics run:
Every Tuesday from 2.00pm to 6.30pm

at:
All Saints Centre
44 All Saints Road
London
SW19 1BX

Telephone:
07791 414 440 Sue

Map & Directions

Because of our location close to the Northern Line stations of Colliers Wood and South Wimbledon, we are easy to get to from Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway, Mitcham and Morden, as well as Wimbledon itself. Follow the link above for location, directions and travel information, from other areas around Merton and London.

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[acupuncture and private health insurance]

Which Private Health Insurance Companies cover Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is available on the majority of Health Insurance cover

Many Private Health Insurance companies (PHIs) now will reimburse policy holders for some if not all of the cost of their private acupunture sessions. The following table outlines the current situation, and is taken from the British Acupuncture Councils information. The full report, in pdf format is available here: Insurance for Acupuncture.
It is advised that you contact your company directly if you are unsure of the details of your policy.


Company

Website

Contact
Number

Cover for acupuncture treatment?

Policies

Conditions/criteria

Aviva Healthcare

www.aviva.co.uk

0800 0511524 Yes

Some policies

  • GP referral or specialist referred only.
  • Deal with queries on a case-by-case basis.

AXA PPP

www.axappphealthcare.co.uk


08007831279

01892772216
specialist recognition

Yes

All policies (under complementary medicine)

  • GP referral or specialist referred only.
  • BMAS only.

Benenden Healthcare Society

www.benenden.org.uk

08450525733

Yes

Health Cash plan only

  • Self referral ok.
  • Each claim is analysed on an individual basis and if the practitioner holds a relevant qualification, they would pay the claim (this would be done on a case by case by case basis).

Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund

www.bhsf.co.uk

0800622552

Yes

¾ of all policies

  • Self referral.
  • BMAS and BAcC members only.

Bupa

www.bupa.co.uk

0800600500

08456005422
provider management

Yes

Discretionary benefit on some policies: policy specific

  • no cover for pre-existing conditions
  • no cover for long-term and/or chronic conditions - acute flare-ups only
  • must be a registered medical practitioner; hold BMAS certificate of accreditation; have been in continuous substantial practice; up to date with CPD; complete application form
  • Bupa provides recognition for providers who are fully insured members (qualified medical acupuncturists) on their insurance policies. However, there are cash plans which may cover for acupuncture by providers who do not have full recognition by BUPA, eg health addictions cash plan accepts BAcC members

Cigna www.cigna.co.uk 01475492222 Yes Some policies, on a case-by-case basis
  • specialist referral only
  • prior approval should be sought for any treatment
  • level of cover will depend on policy

CS Healthcare

www.cshealthcare.co.uk

08009174325

Yes

Some policies, depending on module chosen (therapy and care)

  • GP referral or specialist referred only
  • BAcC or AACP members

Engage Mutual Assurance

www.engagemutual.com

08001694321

Yes

Health Cash Plan

  • GP referral only
  • Each claim is analysed on an individual basis and if the practitioner holds a relevant qualification, they would pay the claim on a case by case basis

Exeter Family Friendly

www.secure.exeterfamily.co.uk

03001233200

Yes

Four out of five policies

  • GP referral or specialist referred only – no self referral
  • practitioner has to register - form available on website – and they check qualifications
  • no list of providers available

General &Medical Healthcare

www.generalandmedical.com

08009709442

Yes

All policies, but  limited benefit

  • GP referral or specialist referred only
  • must be accredited by a governing body but no list of providers available

Groupama Healthcare

www.groupamahealthcare.co.uk

03336339001

Yes

All policies

  • GP referral only
  • Must be BAcC member

Healthshield

www.healthshield.co.uk

01270588555

Yes

All policies

  • Self or GP referral
  • BAcC, BMAs or ATCM

HSF

www.hsf.co.uk

02072021380

Yes

All policies

  • no referral required
  • BAcC member or TCM practitioner
  • no requirement to belong to any particular association but practitioner must send copy of qualification with receipt

Medicash

www.medicash.org

08000112222

Yes

All

  • self-referral ok
  • practitioner must be registered with professional body such as BAcC, AACP and BMAS, ie qualified and insured

National Friendly

www.nationalfriendly.co.uk

08001959246

Yes

All policies

  • GP referral or specialist referred only
  • BAcC members accepted
  • no list of providers available

PHSA

www.phsa.org.uk

01234267371

Yes

Healthcare cash policy only

  • GP referral or specialist referred only
  • BMAS or BAcC members only

Pru Health

www.pruhealth.co.uk

08456023461

Yes

Some policies

  • GP referral or specialist referred only
  • BAcC, AACP or BMAS members

Sovereign Health Care

www.sovereignhealthcare.co.uk

08006785605

Yes

Health cash plans

  • Self referral ok
  • Will pay for half of the treatment, the total amount paid depending on the level of cover

Simply Health

( includes BCWA , Leeds Hospital Fund and Medisure)

www.simplyhealth.co.uk


0800 294 7302

0800854929

providerservices
@simplyhealth.co.uk

Yes, but depends on  policy

Depends on the policy - too many to list

  • GP referral only
  • AACP, BAcC, ATCM and BMAS only

Universal Provident

www.universalprovident.co.uk

08448730902

Yes

Depends on the policy chosen

  • GP referral only ( but check with claims department first)
  • ‘Fully medical underwritten’ option, so previous conditions could be covered
  • BAcC and BMAS
  • Most policies provide a limited benefit (usually up to a maximum of £500 per year) for acupuncture, which is intended to cure an acute condition

Westfield

www.westfieldhealth.com

08456056531

Yes

Most policies

  • GP referral only
  • BAcC or BMAS members only

WHA

www.whahealthcare.co.uk

02920485461

Yes

All policies

  • self-referral but for medical conditions only
  • no cover for pre-existing conditions
  • Practitioners must have proper qualification and insurance

WPA

www.wpa.org.uk

08002989588

Yes

accepts acupuncture on most policies

( therapy benefit optional)

  • GP referrals only
  • no cover for pre-existing conditions
  • BAcC and BMAS members only

Insurance companies: policies underwritten by other companies

Company

Website

Contact
Number

Cover for acupuncture treatment?

Policies

Conditions/criteria

Health-on-Line

www.health-on-line.co.uk

01202544445

Yes

Some policies, up to £1000 per year - only if option 3 – therapies had been chosen

AXA PPP

  • GP referral or specialist referred only
  • must be performed in one of their listed hospitals – AXA PPP approved

Insurety www.april-uk.com 0800 028 0849 Yes All policies
Policies underwritten
by Aviva
  • GP referral or specialist referred only
  • AACP or BMAS members
Saga www.saga.co.uk 0800 015 0226 Yes Some policies

AXA PPP

Cash policy run by Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund
  • GP referral or specialist referred only
  • BMAS only – same as AXA
  • BMAS or BAcC
Secure Health www.securehealth.co.uk 01277 626444 Yes Depends on the policy and modules chosen by the policy holder (therapy module)
AXA PPP
Aviva
  • GP referral or specialist referred only
  • only deal with policy administration - contact the underwriter for details