Appointment Policies & Information
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.
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If this is your first visit to the center, please bring the following to your appointment:
To change your appointment
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. Thank you for respecting this policy.
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.
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.
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.
FaceTime or Phone call Appointments: Call the office at 310.395.0077 at the time of your appointment.
Appointment: Times and Pricing
New Adult Patient Appointments: 90 minutes: $325
New Child Patient Appointments: 60 minutes: $250
Return Patient Appointments can be 30 or 60 minutes in duration depending on your treatment needs. This will be discussed with Dr. Karlin and you will decide together what is most suitable for you.
Return Adult or Child Patient Appointments: 30 minutes: $135
Return Adult or Child Patient Appointments: 60 minutes: $205
All appointments will end 5 minutes before the time denoted for easeful transition between patients. Please help your practitioner end on time so she may always be on time for you!
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.
Questions for Dr. Karlin?
You may contact Dr. Karlin directly 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.