Routine acupuncture
(that's not covered by Medicare)
Routine chiropractic
(that's not covered by Medicare)
 

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

Covered services include:

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

Benefits include access to more than 2,200 licensed chiropractors1 in the American Specialty Health Network who offer chiropractic for conditions related to pain and your body's structure.
 

Covered services include:

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

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

Find a Provider

Members must use network providers with American Specialty Health (ASH). To locate a provider, use the online directory at blueshieldca.com/find-a-doctor 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 blueshieldca.com/find-a-doctor 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
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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