St. Albert Acupuncture & Wellness

Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the office hours?

Each therapist sets their own treatment hours.  We often have evening and weekend appointments available, please contact us for details. Our receptionist is typically in the office Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 2:30pm. 

What are your rates?        

The rates in our clinic vary depending on the therapist you see. Please see the Our Rates section for a full list.

How long are appointments?

The initial session can last anywhere from 1 hour 15 min to 1hour 30 min. During the first 20-30 min of your initial session the therapist will go through your health history and talk to you about a treatment plan. The next hour or so is a full treatment. Every subsequent appointment is usually 45 minutes to 1 hour long.

Do you direct bill?

We do not direct bill at this time.  

Many insurance companies cover Acupuncture and Osteopathic Manual Therapy.  Be sure to check with your insurance provider regarding coverage. You will have to submit sales receipts to your insurance company as we do not direct bill.

We require 24 hours notice when cancelling or rescheduling appointments.  You will be billed for a full session for any missed appointments.

Do I need a referral from my doctor?

You do not need a referral to book an appointment at our clinic. Some insurance plans require a Doctor's note in order to claim your treatment, please check with your insurance provider prior to your initial treatment.

Are each of the therapists registered?

Each individual therapist is registered with their respective governing groups. For further information please contact the clinic.

Do you take walk-ins?

Sessions are by appointment only.  You can email info@stalbertacupuncture.ca   or call  780-419-2600 to schedule appointments. 

What are your COVID-19 policies?


Upon arrival we will ask for your cooperation in hand sanitizing and the completion of a COVID-19 prescreening form.  As per government guidelines, face masks are mandatory here in the clinic. (If you do not have a mask, we can provide one for you).  For returning clients, please arrive on time for your appointment to ensure social distancing.  If you need to fill out a new client intake form, 

please arrive 15 min early.  We ask that appointments be attended alone, and if you do have a companion they should join you in the treatment room.


In addition to our standard procedures we have increased frequency of sanitization and cleaning in the clinic.  We are following guidelines set out by Alberta Health Services as well as the Alberta Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists, the College & Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta and the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.  All of our cleaning products are approved by Health Canada.


If any of the following signs or symptoms apply to you now, or in the last 10 days, please reschedule: fever, new or worsening chronic cough or shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, and/or a loss of taste or smell, chills, painful swallowing, headache.  If you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, or have been in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 please reschedule your appointment and self-isolate.


If you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 please contact 811 or visit the website:   www.alberta.ca/covid19


Thank you for your cooperation, we look forward to seeing you soon!

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Our Rates

Rates vary depending on the therapist you see.  

Prices do not include GST.  We do not direct bill.

Darcy Friesen, B.HK., R.Ac., DOMP


Registered Acupuncturist / Osteopathic Manual Therapist


Initial Assessment & Treatment: $160

Subsequent Sessions: $120


*Darcy’s practice is full, he no longer accepts new clients

Tammie Lubemsky, R.Ac.


Registered Acupuncturist / NAET Practitioner


Initial Assessment & Treatment: $125

Subsequent Sessions: $90

Subsequent NAET Sessions: $65


*Tammie is accepting new clients

Gillian George 


Certified BodyTalk Practitioner / Reiki Practitioner


Adults $80 

Children $60


*Gillian is accepting new clients

Karen Zemanek, RMT, R.Ac.


Registered Acupuncturist / CranioSacral Therapist 


Initial Assessment & Treatment: $140

Subsequent Sessions: $105


*Karen is accepting new clients


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Health History Forms

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