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Veteran’s Community Care Program


US Veterans Qualify for 100% Covered Acupuncture Treatments!

US Veterans qualify for 100% covered acupuncture treatments through the VA Community Care Network. Veterans can access VA health care benefits through the Optum network from non-VA medical professionals who meet VA quality standards. Veterans are able to receive acupuncture treatments without any co-pay or co-insurance.

Dr. Dawn R. Gifford, DOM, LAc is a proud registered provider of Veterans Community Care Network (CCN).

At Atlantic Acupuncture, Dr. Gifford, DOM, LAc is highly qualified with extensive training in diagnosis and treatment of complex health concerns using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). 

As a patient, you benefit from this expertise and experience with treating conditions using the most effective treatment methods available. Our practitioner performs safe and effective treatments gently and comfortably. 

Conditions Treated

VA CCN Eligibility:

The VA will work with the Veteran to determine eligibility based on the above condition(s) and the Veteran’s specific circumstances. You can also check eligibility by clicking the following link: VA Benefits and Health Care website.

Starting the Process

To utilize the Veterans Community Care Network, you must first receive a referral from your VA doctor. The VA doctor reviews your condition and your needs and makes an assessment of your eligibility for the VA CCN. Common referrals are for chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD.

Although Optum administers the VA CCN program referrals and authorization must come directly from your VA Provider. 

We do not recommend calling the Veterans Choice Hotline to get an authorization. Meeting directly with your VA Provider is more successful.

Veterans may and should specifically request acupuncture to deal with pain issues and state they no longer wish to use medication and likely have attempted other methods such as: physical therapy, etc.

Be sure to ask your VA provider for a specific referral to our office when getting authorization for acupuncture. 

Get Back to Living Your Best Life!

At Atlantic Acupuncture, we specialize in first-time acupuncture patients! If you are new to acupuncture or nervous about treatment, our warm and caring team will put you at ease. Enjoy free on-site client parking. 

Disclaimer: The information contained in this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, or intervene in any medical condition. The circumstances of each patient are different. Treatment is offered only after an appropriate medical consultation and assessment. Outcomes are never guaranteed. Individual results may vary. ©Acupuncture Acupuncture LLC

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