Safety measures have been implemented at OCA to minimize transmission of COVID-19. With guidance from the Ministry of Health and our acupuncture governing body, we are committed to creating a safe space to continue providing affordable acupuncture care.

What We're Doing

How COVID-19 Spreads

Respiratory Droplet Transmission

Physical Distancing

Personal Protective Equipment

Surface & Object Transmission

Hand Hygiene

Surface Cleaning & Disinfection

  • Patients must bring their own face masks to appointments. Non-medical masks welcome. OCA will not be providing masks (read why below)



  • We have reduced appointments to 3/hour to ensure proper physical distancing. Patients. will be spaced 2 metres apart.


  • No indoor waiting for appointments

  • Practitioners will be outfitted with surgical mask, face shield, and a clinic uniform 

  • Experts agree hand hygiene is #1. Stations for hand sanitizing will be placed liberally around the studio treatment space, washroom, and reception


  • All patients must wash or sanitize their hands upon entry to studio space


  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces and objects. Extensive daily cleaning of studio in off-hours


  • Online intake forms for new patients


  • Credit and debit payments preferred. Exact cash payments only


Ottawa Community Acupuncture acknowledges that its practice sits on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin nation. We recognize their historical connection to this place and the many generations who have taken care of this land