Planning for your first appointment
If you visit SBU Clinics for the first time, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out the necessary new patient forms below.If you have the first appointment with our Interns, it will take about 1 to 1.5 hours. Appointments with any of our clinic supervisors or practitioners will be for 30 minutes to 1 hour. The initial consultation includes a thorough medical intake that covers all aspects of your health.
Note: For the treatment of minors, the parent or guardian must be present in the treatment room with the minor and practitioner at all times during the treatment
New Patient Forms
If you are a new patient to the SBU clinics, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out the new patient forms. If you want to shorten your waiting time, please download, fill out, and bring the following forms at the time of your first visit. These PDF forms are fillable.
Patient Intake Form
Informed Consent Form
New Patient Data
Medical Outcome Profile
No Show Policy
Notice of Privacy Practices
No Show/Cancellation Policy
We make every effort to see you at your scheduled time and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us.
Please arrive on time for your visit. If you arrive late, we may find it necessary to reschedule your appointment
to another date and time.
A fee will be charged for all missed appointments not canceled at least 24 hours prior to the appointment time. The fee will be $10.00 and you will be financially responsible for the fee. Appointments must be canceled with a clinic staff only.
After a third missed appointment or late cancellation, we may be unable to schedule an additional appointment for you.
SBU Clinics accept payment in the form of cash, check or credit card. While we do not bill insurance directly, we can provide you with a billing summary which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Low-income and seniors discounts are available. Please ask our clinic staff for details.
What to prepare prior to the visit
We recommend that you do not arrive for your treatment on an empty stomach. Please eat a light snack or meal prior to your appointment. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water before and after your treatment. A person suspected of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be not be seen and a refund will not be given.
What to expect during the treatment
Treatments are approximately 1 to 1.5 hours in length. A comprehensive medical history will be taken during your initial visit. At each visit, the intern or practitioner will conduct a 15-20-minute intake, including a tongue and pulse diagnosis. Once the needles are placed into position, the patient will rest for 20-30 minutes. After completion of the treatment, a custom herbal formula is prepared to address and harmonize the condition.
Your practitioner will determine the number and frequency of your visits. If you are unsure of when you should make your next follow-up visit, please let us know.
It is not uncommon to occasionally experience a bruise or soreness at the site of an acupuncture needle in the days following your treatment. For most people, this should not be a cause for concern but do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.
What Our Patients are Saying About Us
My symptoms were lack of energy, weight gain and constipation. A few weeks of treatment and herbs I lost 9 lbs. My bowels were regulated from 3 times a week to 5 to 7 times a week. My energy has increased. I love the no hassle appointments always fast and available and I am brought to the room within minutes of my arrival!
Always fast and friendly service with no issues.
Before I started Acupuncture I was going through struggles, first I was diagnosed with ADHD. Taking Aderal was supposedly the solution; however, it made things worse for me. I was suffering from both physical and emotional agony. Now I believe that I am cured of this medical condition as long as I keep maintaining with Acupuncture. I also have TMJ where my jaws crack when I open my mouth. The pain was severe and I had a hard time eating. Now the pain is totally gone and I can chew more easily. My chi was much stagnated before Acupuncture. Half of my body was cold, now I have an even flow of blood circulating my body. Acupuncture has helped me quit smoking, relieve my pain both physically and emotionally, and has also cured my ADHD mind. Thank you so much South Baylo…
Dr. Chang has been amazingly supportive and helpful since I first came into the clinic. I had lost a pregnancy and my body literally shut down. Through Acupuncture and his extreme kindness, my body immediately felt better. Now we are working on Fertility. I’ve already felt results and with Acupuncture and herbs, my basal body temperature is much more stable and higher. I have all the confidence in the world in this treatment. With what it did for me after my loss, I believe it can do anything. I can honestly say I love Dr. Chang and everyone I interact with here at South Baylo.
Los Angeles Clinic: 213-738-1974
Same-day and walk-in appointments are available for your immediate health needs.
Please visit our clinic and get a free acupuncture treatment.
Monday – Saturday: 9 A.M. – 6 P.M.
LOS ANGELES CLINIC
Monday – Sunday (7 days) 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.