New patient information, insurance details, questions & answers.

    New Patient Information

    Welcome to Pekoe! We are looking forward to working with you. Get ready for your first appointment with the checklist below!

    Let’s Get Started

    Please fill out our New Patient Intake Form. This provides us with emergency contact information, consent to treatment, and informs you of our policies. Any health history you can provide will help us to better serve you.

    Completing the intake forms will automatically create an account you can use to book appointments and access patient resources. You may also make an account through the link under Quick Links.

    If you are interested in using insurance benefits for your acupuncture appointment, please submit your insurance information under your preferred practitioner below.

    Book an appointment, explore our services, get to know our providers, and find a good time to come in!

    If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment time to avoid a late cancellation fee.

    If you have any questions or would like to request a translator, accommodations for mobility, or other considerations, please contact us! We are happy to work with you, and ask you communicate with as much advance notice as possible to allow time for any arrangements.

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    Insurance Benefits

    We can bill acupuncture treatments directly to insurance carriers. Your benefits will depend on your specific plan. Please see the list of in-network providers below.

    If your preferred practitioner is not in network with your insurance, you can still submit your information to find out any applicable out-of-network benefits, which may differ from your in-network benefits.

    We cannot bill insurance until we have verified your benefits (which takes about 3 business days). To avoid paying the out-of-pocket cost at the time of service, please provide us with all your insurance information prior to your first visit.

    Please submit your insurance information under your preferred practitioner below.

    "Pekoe was part of my journey towards learning how to take care of myself." -JB

    “I can do this because it always feels so safe even when I'm having a difficult day.” -JB

    “You don't feel like you are in the hustle bustle of DC-it's just very tranquil, energy is amazing, and the music is lovely, there are plants... so if you don't have an appointment, just stop inside!” -MS

    Contact Us

    (202) 408-4858



    Open Hours

    Mon – Fri — 11:30am – 6:00pm
    Weekends — 1:00pm – 4:00pm
    By Appointment

    1410 9th Street NW #1
    Washington, DC  20001

    Pekoe Acupuncture
    Based on 52 Reviews
    Natasha C.
    Natasha C.
    2019-10-05 09:18:32
    This review is for Dr. Minchu Chen. I've had chronic fatigue throughout the past year for multiple reasons. I woke up feeling tired, was unproductive at...
    C G.
    C G.
    2019-05-28 11:35:19
    REVIEW: ACUPUNCTURE WITH DR. CHENUPDATE: I would advise yelpers to read the reply from the business owner. I've also updated the review to emphasize the...
    Aurore L.
    Aurore L.
    2019-03-15 15:31:57
    I really love this place. I've been coming here for a few weeks now and just love the little inviting touches like warm tea available anytime you come in,...

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    Please make sure you read and understand our Cancelation Policy:

    To ensure fairness for our practitioners and other clients, we ask for 24 hours advance notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Canceling or rescheduling within 24 hours of your appointment time, or missing the appointment, will result in a late cancelation fee of half the appointment value - discounts and insurance coverage do not apply. We may make exceptions for emergencies or illness, but encourage you to think ahead and give us as much advance notice as possible. Cancelling via email or phone message is acceptable even outside of business hours. Thanks for your cooperation!
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    COVID-19 Update

    Pekoe is open ONLY for Essential Acupuncture Services!
    Massage therapy and yoga instruction is suspended until further notice. 
    Essential visits treat any non-emergency condition that is affecting quality of life enough to motivate you to seek support. Our goal is to support your health and take even just the tiniest bit of pressure off the medical system as it is responding to increased emergency needs. 

    Examples of essential visits: 
    • You’re so panicked that you’re blowing through your Xanax at record speed. 
    • You haven’t slept in four days, and you know that sleep is one of the best things for immunity! 
    • Your back pain is so severe that you’re about to engage in an illegal activity in order to procure a remedy. 
    • Your allergies are so severe that you’re worried about an opportunistic infection... and you didn’t even get to enjoy the cherry blossoms. (We have a poster!) 
    • Your regular treatments for symptoms from Crohn's are vital to keeping you out of the hospital. 

    **Essential does NOT mean life-threatening emergency. Please go to the emergency room in that case. 

    We are also offering 30-minute virtual appointments to provide support and self-care recommendations if you prefer not to come in person. You may book online or by contacting us.  To reduce the possibility of transmission of infection, Pekoe is sanitizing the clinic on regular intervals and in-between clients, as well as spraying down treatment rooms, wait areas, and bathrooms.
    Please stay home if you have fever or a cough. If you aren’t sure if you should come in, please contact us to evaluate if in-person treatment is appropriate, and discuss any necessary precautions.