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Nanci Poage, EAMP • 509.393.1166
Karli Poage, EAMP • 509.885.8329
Jaymie Poage, LMT • 509.885.8328





We bill all insurances and are preferred providers with:

  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance / VA Care in the Community {This covers the complete cost of treatment for veterans who qualify for this program. Please call the TriWest/Choice phone number on the back of your card, requesting "Core Essence Acupuncture" and they will assist you with setting up your first appointment, or contact your VA doctor and they can give you a referral}.

  • Premera

  • Regence

  • Healthcare Management Administrators {HMA}

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Notice Regarding Insurance Policy Changes *

As of October 8, 2019, we will no longer be preferred in-network providers with insurance companies. 

This decision has come as a result of our desire to put your care ahead of insurance’s paperwork and contractual requirements. This allows much more freedom in the type of care we are able to provide. 

This does not mean we are dismissing any patients, but it will require some slight changes on your end in order to continue using your benefits from insurance. We can provide you with a superbill that you may submit to your insurance company with a claim form downloaded from their website, and they will reimburse you directly. All payments for treatment will be taken at the beginning of the appointment, in full. 

If you are unable to pay out of pocket up front and wait to be reimbursed by your insurance company, we would highly recommend the following practitioners who are also dear friends of ours: 

·     Greg Shannon at Harmony Acupuncture in East Wenatchee

·     Sheila Harris Acupuncture in Cashmere

Effective October 8, 2019, our fees will be:

     Initial Visit Acupuncture $150

    Follow Up Visit Acupuncture $100

     One Hour Massage $75

     90 Minute Massage $110

      One Hour Craniosacral Therapy Session $75

      B12 Injection $30

      All other Injections $50 

VETERAN PATIENTS: Nothing mentioned above will affect you. As of now, Acupuncture care has been switched from Triwest to VA Care in the Community. A lot of changes are still taking place within those systems. Our intention is for this program to continue as previously, for your care and benefit. 


Please be prepared to pay in full at the beginning of your appointment or for your copay via:

  • Cash {preferred}

  • Check {made payable to Core Essence}

  • Card {debit, credit, health savings account}



Patient Forms


You may fill out the below paperwork prior to your appointment or please come early to do so.