Silk & Soul Acupuncture

Sliding Scale Pricing

Sliding scale is a tool that allows for a service to be obtained at multiple price points based in the circumstances of the purchaser. Sliding scale represents the idea that financial means should not be the determining factor in whether or not someone can access services.

We do not ask for income verification. We trust you to be honest.

Practitioners deserve to be paid, and clients deserve quality services which also recognize the multiple realities of economic access and privilege that exist. Practitioners who are in-network with insurance, may not have full flexibility with their pricing. Please discuss with your practitioner.

The Standard Scale

This is the asking price, the top end of the sliding scale and over the sliding scale. It is a precedent of traditional medicine that the people who have, help pay for the people who have not. Paying above the high end of the sliding scale helps offset the cost incurred to the practitioners in their assistance to those with less access to resources. This price reflects the true cost of the service, and adequately covers the cost of the practitioner’s time and talents, expenses and student loans.

This is your price if you have access to financial security, own property and/or have access to savings, take vacations, have adequate health insurance, and have expendable income most months. IF you are able to pay for “wants” and spend little time worrying about securing necessities, then you would not qualify for sliding scale pricing.

The Mid-Level Price

This is roughly a 25% +/- discount from the top end of the sliding scale. This price reflects a discounted cost from true cost of the service and does not cover the true cost of the practitioner’s time and talents, expenses and student loans. This pricing is made available by community subsidization and the practitioner’s commitment to accessibility of this medicine.

This is your price if you are struggling to overcome debt or build savings or move away from paycheck-to-paycheck living but have access to steady income and are not spending most of your time worrying about meeting survival needs: food, shelter, medical care, childcare, etc.

The Lowest Price

This is roughly a 50% +/- discount from the top end of the sliding scale. This price reflects a deeply discounted cost from the true cost of the service and does not cover the true cost of the practitioner’s time and talents, expenses and student loans. This pricing is made available by community subsidization and the practitioner’s commitment to accessibility of this medicine.

This price is for you if you struggle to maintain access to survival needs such as healthcare, housing, food, childcare, and are living paycheck-to-paycheck, and/or are in significant debt.

If you have any questions regarding sliding scale pricing, please do not hesitate to discuss them with your practitioner!

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