Sliding Scale Available
We offer a patient sliding fee scale to people who otherwise cannot afford mental health services. Patients must meet financial and other specific criteria to be eligible. Sliding scale therapy refers to a flexible fee structure that moves, or slides, up and down for individual patients. Our therapists sometimes use a sliding scale to help people with fewer resources with a lower fee.
This fee flexibility helps make therapy more affordable for those who would otherwise have to forgo this resource due to financial considerations. We do not want financial difficulties to be a barrier that prevents people from seeking professional mental health services.
Affordable sliding-scale therapy is not a “sale” or a “discount” that changes over time. The amount you pay for affordable sliding-scale therapy is calculated by your income and number of dependents. A sliding scale structure can be used by those who don’t have insurance and pay for the entire cost of sessions out-of-pocket.
We may also utilize sliding scale by those who are seeing a therapist that is not in-network with their insurance provider. If you feel you can’t pay the fee price, you can present your income information and number of dependents to your therapist or our office staff, who will apply the scale to your situation and help take care of the paperwork to provide affordable counseling services for you and/or your family. It’s worth taking advantage of sliding-fee scale therapy and get matched with a provider that meets your needs.
Billing – Morgan Health Centers, participates in several health insurance plans and will bill accepted insurance carriers. Statements are sent on a monthly basis and all balances are due within thirty (30) days of the initial statement date unless prior arrangements have been made. The patient will be responsible for any fees that the insurance carrier or any payer (which includes but not limited to self pay, spouse, parent, guardian etc.) does not cover.
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Payments – Payments and/or Co-payments are due at the time of the service unless other arrangements are made. I understand that I will be charged a $10 service charge if I fail to make my payment and/or co-payment at the time of my appointment.
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Collections – Balances over 30 days old will be assessed a late fee. Late fees and late cancellation fees cannot be billed to insurance claims.
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Insurance – If we accept your insurance, we will file claims on your behalf. All co-payments are due at the time of service unless other arrangements are made. You will receive a statement for deductibles, co-insurance and non-covered services. If you do not have insurance, you will receive a statement for all services rendered. If you have any questions, please call our office.
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Copay, Deductibles, and Coinsurance – Fees need to be paid at the time of the service unless an alternative payment schedule has been negotiated.
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Self-Pay – We offer affordable rates for patients without insurance or who wish to not use their insurance. For self-pay accounts, payment must be made at the time of service.
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Sliding Scale – We offer a patient sliding fee scale to people who otherwise cannot afford mental health services. Patients must meet financial and other specific criteria to be eligible.
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