(that's not covered by Medicare)
(that's not covered by Medicare)

Benefits include access to more than 2,100 acupuncturists1 in the American Specialty Health Network who who offer acupuncture services.

Covered services include:

  • Initial and subsequent examinations
  • Office visits and acupuncture
  • Adjunctive therapies

Benefits include access to more than 2,200 licensed chiropractors1 in the American Specialty Health Network who offer chiropractic services.

Covered services include:

  • Initial and subsequent examinations
  • Office visits and chiropractic adjustments
  • Adjunctive therapies
  • X-rays (chiropractic only)

Please refer to the Medicare Advantage Evidence of Coverage (EOC) or the Medicare Supplement plan EOC for additional benefit information and number of visits covered per year for each supplemental benefit.

Find a Provider

Members must use American Specialty Health (ASH) network providers. To locate a provider, use the online directory at then click on Alternative medicine to locate an ASH network-participating provider. Or you can call ASH at (800) 678-9133 (TTY: (877) 710-2746), Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You can also call Blue Shield Customer Care or go to to locate an ASH Plans-participating provider.

Are you eligible for the alternative medicine benefit?

Members who live in the counties and plans listed below have access to supplemental chiropractic and acupuncture benefits (those not covered by Medicare).

County Plan Acupuncture Chiropractor
All Counties Medicare Supplement plan G Extra2

Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba

Medicare Supplement plan G Inspire2

Kern, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Blue Shield 65 Plus (HMO)

Alameda, Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Merced, Orange, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Stanislaus

Blue Shield Inspire (HMO)

Los Angeles, Orange

Blue Shield Enhanced (HMO)

Alameda, Orange, San Diego

Blue Shield Select (PPO)
Riverside, San Bernardino Blue Shield 65 Plus Choice Plan (HMO)
Los Angeles, Orange Blue Shield AdvantageOptimum Plan (HMO)
Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego Blue Shield TotalDual Plan (HMO D-SNP)
Fresno, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Blue Shield Inspire (HMO D-SNP)

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