The Business Model
We charge a sliding scale
Finances should never be a limiting factor in your pursuit of health and wellness. We charge on a sliding scale of $15 to $40. You decide what you can pay, no questions asked. There is a $10 one time additional fee for your first appointment.
We are sustained by our volunteers
We are able to do what we do because of our volunteers. They are the reason we can offer affordable acupuncture, seven days a week. Our volunteers manage the front desk, wash laundry and clean the clinic. Without their service and dedication, we could not help as many people. We are amazed by the power of community and the people who step up and give their time and energy to Boise Acupuncture Co-op (BAC).
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Contact us!
We are a non-profit
BAC is a non-profit corporation with the following goals:
To improve the quality of life in our community by providing relief from pain, discomfort, stress, isolation, and financial burdens of acute and chronic illness by providing complementary and alternative health care services, primarily acupuncture.
To serve everyone in the community regardless of their income.
To serve all individuals regardless of sex, race, color, income, national origin, age, ability or disability, marital status, gender, familial situation, religion, size, shape, sexual orientation, veteran status, or political beliefs.
To provide affordable acupuncture services in a community setting.
To provide affordable complementary and alternative healthcare and affordable products and services that supplement, complement, or enhance the acupuncture treatments.
To provide support advice and mentoring to individuals wishing to open a new, or improve an existing, community acupuncture practice.
To provide community support, education, and outreach on the subject of alternative and complementary medicine and health.
To provide pro bono/charity acupuncture treatments, at the discretion of the Management Collaborative, when a need is present.
We are a co-operative
BAC is governed by an autonomous group of volunteers to meet the economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations of our community as they relate to acupuncture. BAC is owned and run jointly by our co-op members with the mission to share the benefits of our endeavors with our surrounding community. Anyone can join the co-op and have their voice and opinion heard!
Are you interested in becoming a co-operative member? Contact us!
We are a part of something bigger
BAC is a proud member of People's Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA). POCA is a multi-stakeholder cooperative that links community acupuncture clinics around the world to increase the availability of affordable and effective acupuncture treatments in a group setting. You can find any POCA clinic by going to POCA's website .
Our acupunks are dedicated to furthering the reach of acupuncture outside of the clinic. They are involved in the Idaho Acupuncture Board and Idaho Acupuncture Association.