Some private health insurers provide cover for acupuncture in their policies; however, the the terms under which one can claim vary significantly between companies. Some require GP/specialist referral, while others make things very easy & allow patient self-referral. These are the companies I prefer to deal with, as they don’t require any paperwork on my part. In all cases, patients must pay me directly (for which they will receive a receipt) & process their claim afterwards.
Please check the T&Cs for your particular insurance company.