Appointment Policies & Information

Set Up 10 min FREE phone consultation

Phone consultations are a great way to get to understand more about the methods Dr. Karlin uses to treats her patients and the experience she has with your condition.

Book by Phone

Front office staff may not always be available to pick up your call but will return your call as soon as possible after your message is received. Please always leave a message so we may attend to your needs and let us know good times to call you back!
Appointment Options
In Office Appointments: At front door please buzz “Centre for Life”, which is: #16. Take the elevator to the second floor, suite 202.

Skype Appointments: Connect through Skype at dorinekarlin. Please call in at your appointment time. These are not available for New Patients or for diagnosing or medication recommendations.

FaceTime or Phone call Appointments: Call the office at 310.395.0077 at the time of your appointment. These are not available for New Patients or for diagnosing or medication recommendations. 

Appointment: Times and Pricing

New Patient Appointments: Full Intake: 90 minutes: $450

Return Patient Appointments: The first appointment after the initial New Patient appointment will always be 50 minutes. After that, appointments can be 25 or 50 minutes in duration depending on your treatment needs. This will be discussed with Dr. Karlin. You will decide together what is most suitable for you before scheduling follow ups.

Return Patient Appointments: 25 minutes: $165

Return Patient Appointments: 50 minutes: $245

Insurance & Payment Policy
We understand that getting your appointment covered by your insurance is important to you. Payment is required at time of your visit yet, we do provide you with a superbill at the end of each visit with all the information needed to submit to your insurance company. It will have your appointment and supplement charges, diagnosis codes, and office visit codes included. We suggest that you speak to your insurance company directly about your coverage and ensure that you have our services covered. Most insurance companies cover acupuncture, which Dr. Karlin does at most of her appointments. Your insurance company will reimburse you directly. Please call our office if you have any questions about our policies.
To change your appointment
If you have made an appointment with Dr. Karlin and need to change or cancel it, please contact us by calling 310.395.0077 or email us at [email protected]. We appreciate as much notice as possible in changing or cancelling your appointments. Thank you!

48 hour cancellation policy:
Late Cancellations & Missed Appointments

If you need to make any changes to your appointment for any reason, we appreciate as much notice as possible but absolutely require a minimum of 48 hours. Otherwise, you will be charged a cancellation fee in the full amount of your scheduled visit. Monday appointments need to be cancelled by end of day Thursday. Thank you for respecting this policy. 

There is parking available on the street, some metered, some not. There is also free 1 hr street parking on Redwood and 2 hours on Walgrove. Please read posted signs.
Smoking & Fragrance
In consideration of our chemically sensitive patients we request that you wear no fragrance of any kind to our office. This includes perfume, cologne, aftershave and any fragrant natural oils and products. Thank you for your understanding in this matter within a healing space.
Cell Phone Policy
We kindly request that you do not speak on your cell phone in the waiting area.
If this is your first visit to the center, please bring the following to your appointment:
Your completed intake forms. Download forms here for: women, men, or children under 10


Any supplements or medications you are currently taking
Any relevant labs from the last 2 years
Questions for Dr. Karlin?
You may contact Dr. Karlin directly by calling or texting 310-395-0077 or via email at [email protected].
If you contact us after Thursday office hours, we will return your call/email as soon as possible on the following Monday.