Clinic Policies

Non-discrimination: Oakland Acupuncture Project does not discriminate on the basis of race or national origin, age, religion, ability, education, height, weight, body type, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, or gender identity. All are welcome!

Financial Policy: Missed appointments and appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are subject to a $15 no-show/late-cancellation fee. The fee will be waived if patients are rescheduling for another appointment on the same day.

Help us be Scent Free! We are a fragrance free clinic. Please help us to accommodate our patients who are chemically sensitive to fragrances and other scented products. Thank you for not wearing perfume, aftershave, scented hand lotion, fragranced hair products, essential oils, and/or similar products during your visit.

Drop-ins: We will accommodate drop-in appointments as space permits. Please check with the practitioner on duty to see if they can fit you in. You can also schedule same-day appointments online; getting your name on the schedule can be helpful since it allows us to review your treatment history in advance.

Kids at OAP: We do treat children at OAP provided that they are able to sit quietly during their treatment. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Some caregivers bring books or DVDs to occupy kids during treatment. 15 minutes with the needles is usually plenty of time for a younger child. We find that kids who want to receive treatment usually do fine; if your child is frightened or just isn’t interested in treatment it is probably better to wait until they are older.

Animals at OAP: We do NOT treat pets at OAP.  If you would like a referral for animal acupuncture please let us know.

Closing time: The clinic will close one hour after the last appointment time. Please keep this in mind if you like to sleep for a long time during treatment!