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About our sliding scale rates:

  • Pain Relief Project offers reduced and affordable rates for care as a 501(c)3 nonprofit clinic, thanks to the generosity of our donors.
  • We are a cash clinic, and do not bill insurance, which allows us to pass on the cost savings to you.
  • Our rates are simple and transparent, so we can spend our time providing care to those who need it the most.
  • We offer several different options on where you receive your care, making our clinic unique. Please note some pop-up pain clinics may have different rates (and will be noted if they are different for that location).
  • We are committed to providing safe, effective, and efficient alternative medical care to all as well as providing a starting point to pain-free living to everyone.

Our rates are offered to those who qualify:

  • On disability or on unemployment
  • Low-income. Determined by Federal Poverty Level Guidelines, based on Household Size.

Click for more information and to see if you qualify based on your income.

Pain Relief Project: Rates and Fees

Pain Relief Project offers sliding scale treatment pricing for visits based on income level or financial ability. Please indicate to the provider the pricing scale matching your income level.

***Note the first visit will be a consult, this will take 15-30 minutes. At this point we will determine if we are a good fit to help you and create an individualized treatment plan. In most cases we will be able to get you in for a treatment following your consult. The consult for nonprofit patients is, $50 and if treatment is also given after the consult prices are listed below based on sliding scale.


Acupuncture Visit Pricing, based on income level:

Qualify as low income which is 80% or less than the area median income* (Household of 1 = less than $50,400, Household of 2 = $57,600, Household of 3 = $64,800, Household of 4 = $72,000)

*AMI is based on the Seattle Housing Authority for low income housing. Numbers are current as of April 2018.

Please refer to this table to see what your payment would be:

Price per visit:

Family Size 1

Family Size 2

Family Size 3


















$15K and under

$20K and under

$28K and under

Wellness Package Discounts: 

Package of 10 acupuncture visits: Save 10%, (get 2 treatments for free)

Package of 20 return acupuncture visits: Save 20%, (get 4 treatments for free)

Additional Services Offered and Pricing:

Cupping: $35

Naturopathic Medical Consult/Nutrition Coaching (Initial Session): $80

Return Office Visit/Nutrition Consult: $45

Trigger Point Pain Relief Injections/Biopuncture: $75


*** Free or low-cost online courses/health talks on teachable site


Do you have Washington State Health Insurance?

If so, please see Dr. Heintze at her private practice at Starting Point Acupuncture in downtown Bothell. She is a preferred provider of most major WA state health plans. Call (425) 686-4498 for more information or to schedule at Starting Point or the Pain Relief Project.