Many of our clients choose to pay directly for their counseling sessions, in lieu of utilizing their medical benefits. This keeps the control, information disclosed, and progress of the therapy within your hands, not in the hands of a third party. However, if you chose to utilize your medical benefits, please be aware of the following:
Some insurance plans have a maximum number of sessions they will reimburse. Any subsequent sessions are your responsibility to pay. In addition to any deductibles and/or co-pays.
ALL insurance companies require a Mental Health Diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. This means that regardless of why you are seeking counseling, you will be given a diagnosis that will remain in your permanent medical record.
Some insurance companies require written treatment plans and goal objectives every 4-8 sessions. This report may include any information disclosed during the counseling sessions.
Insurance plans ELIGIBLE for reimbursement:
Capital Blue Cross (not including Keystone Health Plans)
Highmark Blue Shield
United Behavioral Health/UHC
Insurance plans INELIGIBLE for reimbursement:
At this time, we do not accept any government funded insurance plans (AmeriHealth Caritas, Gateway, Medicare, MediCaid)
Remember: many insurance plans will reimburse out-of-network. Check with your insurance representative to obtain the details of your particular plan.