Aetna Inc. is adding a program that will steer patients to a network of chiropractors, acupuncturists and other alternative health providers.[@@]

The company’s Aetna Dental dental insurance unit and Vital Savings by Aetna dental discount card program will be getting new discounts on alternative health services, home exercise equipment, fitness center memberships and other products and services, Aetna says.

Aetna dental insurance and dental discount program customers already get reduced rates from a network of about 1,500 vision care providers and 1,500 fitness clubs.