The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) covers acupuncture treatments.You can book for an acupuncture sessiwith direct billing if you have an active claim. All you need is to have an ICBC claim number and you will be eligible for 12 acupuncture sessions to recover yourself from the accidents caused by the motor vehicle.
Before April 2019, ICBC did not give this facility, but from the said date, it started facilitating clients who were injured, allowing them to get acupuncture sessions. If you have an ICBC claim number and have an MVA on or after the said date, then you can get 12 sessions of acupuncture spanning over 12 weeks. ICBC allows only 12 sessions, but if the patient is not recovered, then the clinic can contact ICBC to extend the session of coverage for that particular injured person.
In acupuncture treatment covered by ICBC, there is no need for a referral from the doctor. However, in other acupuncture treatments, it is required to get the prescription of the doctor to start the treatment. And one more advantageous fact is that the clinic directly contacts ICBC for the charges. The patient does not need to pay any extra charges for the acupuncture.
One thing you need to know is what kind of injuries are treated in this treatment and what the symptoms are of the MVA injuries