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Can you pay for acupuncture with an HSA?

Are you wondering if you can pay for acupuncture with an HSA? You may also be wondering if this item is eligible or ineligible for use with your HSA funds, or if it qualifies for reimbursement.

You may be able to use your HSA to pay for acupuncture, but only if you have a letter of medical necessity.

More details about acupuncture

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine technique where thin needles are inserted into the skin to relieve pain. Some also believe that it can reduce nausea. However, evidence of its effectiveness for pain relief, nausea, and other issues is limited.

Disclaimer

Please note that it's always best to check with your HSA administrator or health insurance provider to confirm if you can pay for acupuncture with your HSA card before making any purchases.

A good rule of thumb is that if your doctor diagnosed you with a specific medical condition or ordered a treatment, product, or prescription specifically for you, your HSA should cover it. Sometimes your HSA will even cover items that it normally wouldn't if you have a letter of medical necessity signed by your doctor. Again, you should check with your HSA administrator before any purchase if you have any questions about an item being eligible or ineligible.