Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a refund for a class that I was not able to attend?

We require 24 hours' notice prior to the first class to cancel your registration. If you cancel with insufficient notice, you will be responsible for the cost of the first class. Withdrawals after the first class will not be refunded. *Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Can I go to work after an acupuncture appointment?

Yes, while acupuncture can affect people differently, we frequently have clients who have an appointment in the middle of their workday. It can be a pleasant experience to return to work relaxed or more energized.

Do I qualify for the student prices?

If you are a student who has paid the Student Health Fee, or a student dependent enrolled in the Harvard University Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP), you qualify for the student prices.

Do the acupuncture needles hurt?

Fear not! The needles are very thin, the width of a couple of strands of your hair. Most individuals experience little or no pain and many people report feeling either energized or pleasantly relaxed following a treatment. If you are new to acupuncture, please feel free to discuss with the acupuncturist at your appointment.

How can I contact my instructor or therapist directly?

We do not provide contact information for any of our instructors or therapists. However, you can leave your contact information with the Center for Wellness office and we will request that the instructor or therapist contact you.

How can I get a prescription for birth control?

To receive a prescription for birth control at HUHS, you first need to make an appointment with your Primary Care Physician (PCP) through the HUHS Patient Portal. Once you are signed in, select "Primary Care" appointment. You will now be able to select a date and time to meet with someone on your PCP's team to discuss birth control options.