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Locations & Parking

Bluebird Wellness (3817 N. Pulaski Rd.)
Wednesdays + Saturdays

  • Free parking in parking lot and along Avondale Ave.
  • Ring the bell, and someone will buzz you in to the office.

Northside Holistic Center (4737 N. Clark St.)
Thursdays + Fridays

  • Pay parking on Clark St. Free parking on nearby side streets.
  • Ring the bell, and someone will let you in to the waiting room.

New Patient Paperwork

Please complete the new patient paperwork before your first appointment.

Preparing for Your First Visit

  • Please complete the new patient paperwork before your first appointment.
  • Have something to eat before your appointment. A regular meal or snack is fine.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing that exposes your arms and legs, or bring shorts and a t-shirt to change into.
  • First visits are a little longer than follow-ups so we can discuss your health history in detail. Be prepared to be in the office for 90 minutes.

Payment & Pricing

  • Initial, 30-minute consultations are free.
  • The cost for a first visit, which can last up to 90 minutes, is $100.
  • Follow-up visits, which last about 60 minutes, cost $80.
  • The cost for Chinese herbs, if they are recommended as part of your treatment, vary based on the specific formula that’s right for you.

Cash, check, and credit cards are all accepted at time of service.

FSA and HSA accounts typically cover acupuncture treatment.

We do not bill insurance directly. If your insurance policy covers acupuncture, we can provide you with a detailed “superbill” to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Full payment is due at the time of your service.

24-Hour Cancellation Policy

If you cannot make it to your appointment, please provide ample notice so that your time slot can be filled by someone else. Appointments canceled within 24 hours of the appointment and no-shows will be billed the full appointment fee.

Important COVID-19 Update

Acupuncture has been deemed an essential service in Illinois since the beginning of the pandemic. Heil Health & Wellness was closed briefly out of an abundance of caution, but we are currently open for limited hours with the following safety precautions in place:
  • Patients and practitioners both wear masks at all times.
  • Scheduling is adjusted to allow cleaning time between patients.
  • All shared surfaces are wiped down between appointments.
  • Practitioners are washing their hands even more frequently.
  • We offer contactless payment options.


Military veterans have access to acupuncture treatment through their VA medical benefits. Acupuncture treatment may be offered at the local VA hospital or clinic. Many times the VA refers veterans to private acupuncturists through the Community Care Network.

Veterans who are referred to private acupuncturists do not pay for their treatments. The VA covers appointment fees and may even reimburse for travel expenses.

Thom has been active with the Community Care Network since 2018. He currently treats veteran patients in his Bluebird Wellness location (3817 N. Pulaski Rd.).

Acupuncture can be a great relief to veterans suffering from service-connected injuries and pain. It can also help reduce stress and tension for veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).