Frequently Asked Questions
Dean SSM Health
If you choose to use insurance, you are responsible for understanding your policy. Check with their benefits coordinator to verify coverage for you and your provider, and to check for prior authorization requirements. Treatment that is ‘medically necessary’ is usually covered, but some policies have specific restrictions you need to know about. If you have an insurance plan that we are not in network with, documents will be provided for you and you can submit them on your own behalf.
Services that are not directly related to patient care are rarely covered by insurance. Things like team meetings to coordinate care (mostly for children and teens), phone consultations, copying of medical records for legal cases, non-clinical reports (e.g. for a school or legal issue), or coordinating on a legal issue are usually out-of-pocket expenses.
Self-pay is also available and has benefits. You can preserve more privacy without concern that insurance companies or employers will be able to review your personal information that you discuss during sessions. You can fully participate in decision-making regarding duration of treatment, frequency of visits and goal setting without interference from insurance companies.
One hour sessions – $250
Assessment – w/o medical services - $300
Psychiatric Assessment – $350
Individual/Business Consultation – $200/hour
Collateral Contacts, Legal Correspondence, Special Reports, etc. – $200/hour
No Show/Late Cancel Fee – Charged full price for session
Good Faith Estimate
The No Surprises Act (2022) requires that you are provided with an estimated cost of treatment. Because the therapeutic needs of clients vary widely, the cost of the entire course of treatment is determined on a case by case basis. We are happy to discuss cost with you.
Appointments booked on-line must be made 24 hours in advance.
24 hour cancellation notice is required. Full charge for session for no shows and late cancellations.
No electronic communication is entirely safe. When using email to communicate, you assume responsibility. By requesting email exchanges, you are giving permission to be contacted by email.