ALT-MED Free Clinic
Thanks to a grant from the Elwood Richard family, ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy is able to offer acupuncture and massage therapy, free of charge, to those with financial need.
What medical conditions are treated at the free clinic?
Usually pain conditions, but numerous medical conditions can benefit from massage and acupuncture.
How many Free Clinics are there offering massage and acupuncture?
Probably less than 10 nation-wide
How much therapy can I have?
Free therapy is limited to eight sessions total per year… acupuncture, massage or both.
Anyone with financial need and the therapy is not covered by their insurance…for example those with no insurance, Medicare, Medicaid.
When is the Free Clinic open?
During most ALT-MED office hours.
How do I sign up?
You need a prescription for therapy (massage and/or acupuncture) from a physician and then call to schedule (847) 923-0046 for an appointment. Be sure to mention the Free Clinic.
Do I need to see Dr. Massey?
No…a prescription by a physician is all that is needed.
Are there any costs associated with the Free Clinic?
If I had not entered in this back pain program, I told for sure that I would have to have had back surgery for my three herniated disc's. I have talk to a few coworkers... They had back surgery and I cannot believe the shape they're in... Some are never going to be the same. Some had less severe problems than me and are now on permanent disability. I feel the 99.5% back to normal before the accident.
- Richard Tesler
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