Patient Information


To Improve the Quality of Your Care:

At Pine Mountain Clinic, we employ holistic methods; methods that consider your whole being. In order to provide you with the best treatments for you, and to ensure your safety, we ask that you:

  • Download and complete the New Patient Forms
  • Download and complete the COVID-19 Informed Consent to Treat
  • Inform us of all medications, supplements, herbs, drugs, or special foods you may be taking
  • Inform us of all other treatments you are currently receiving
  • Inform us if anything has changed or if any new conditions have appeared since your last visit
  • Inform us if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant

Before Your Visit, Consider the Following:

  • Eat a light meal or snack within 2 hours prior to your treatment
  • Avoid heavy meals, fasting or long periods since last meal or snack
  • Use the restroom upon arrival before the treatment
  • Avoid alcohol or recreational drugs prior to the treatment
  • Wear loose fitting clothing, or you may change to a patient gown if necessary

Insurance Coverage:

Insurance plans vary in coverage and unfortunately many plans exclude acupuncture. Acupuncture treatment is not necessarily covered, even when Dr. Ziyang Zhou is listed as in-network. You may call your insurance company to verify, or call our office and we can verify it for you.

Please provide the following information by phone or email:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Insurance company name and provider phone number
  • Insurance member ID

If your insurance does cover acupuncture, we will file the claims directly and you are only responsible for the copay/co-insurance after the deductible is met.

We are proud to now be covered by Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care (VAPC3).

Dr. Ziyang Zhou, L.Ac., MD (China), is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, serving Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas through Pine Mountain Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Clinic. We use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat each unique patient as a whole, with meticulous individual diagnosis, to maximize the healing process. Our facility is a quiet place of serenity where your care is our first concern. We welcome new patients and patient referrals. We look forward to getting to know you. 

Pine Mountain Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Clinic


Insurance & Pricing

Our clinic participates in most major insurance programs and networks. However, insurance plans vary in coverage so acupuncture is not a guaranteed benefit, even when Dr. Ziyang Zhou is an in-network provider. Please call your insurance company to verify or our office can verify it for you. We are proud to now be covered by Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care (VAPC3). See our "Before Your Visit" page in Patient Information for more information. Currently Medicare covers acupuncture for lower-back pain only when it is performed by medical doctors or in their offices. Licensed acupuncturists are not covered because we’re not in-network with Medicare. Without insurance coverage, we offer a discounted rate of $130 for the first treatment and $105 for each additional treatment. Or we offer a prepaid package of 5 treatments for $95 each for a total of $475 ($75 in savings).

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Coventry Health Care
First Health
Golden Rule
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
Multiplan PHCS
Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care (VAPC3)
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  • Stephanie


Pine Mountain Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Clinic
711 West 38th Street, Suite G3
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-478-7112

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