Overview of Fees
Our current fees are:
- Individual therapy session: $170
- Psychological Assessment: $200/hour (5 hr minimum)*
- Psychiatry new patient appointment (~50 min): $250
- Psychiatry established patient appointment (~30 min): $150
- Couples therapy session: $180
- Group counseling session: $55
- Form completion or letter writing fee: $50/hour (1 hr minimum)
We do offer a cash discount on individual therapy sessions to clients who choose to pay out of pocket.
*In addition to the hourly rate, material fees apply to psychological assessment appointments and are not covered by insurance. The specific cost depends on the assessments that are required to answer your referral question.
Cancellation and No-Show Policy
We ask for at least 24-hour notice of your need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. If you cancel or reschedule with less than 24-hour notice, you will be billed for 50% of the fee for the specific service that was scheduled. If you do not attend your scheduled appointment and you did not let us know in advance (i.e., you no-show to your appointment), you will be billed for 100% of the fee for the specific service that was scheduled.
To provide on-time services for all clients, we ask that you arrive a few minutes early for your appointment. If you think you will be running late, call our office and we can discuss options. If you are more than 15 minutes late to most appointments, it will be considered a no-show. For 30-minute psychiatry appointments, if you are more than 10 minutes late, it will be considered a no-show. In these cases, the no-show fee will apply and the rest of your appointment time will be forfeited. Insurance does not cover late-cancel or no-show fees.
We require a $50 deposit to schedule new patient psychiatry appointments and psychological assessment appointments. The deposit is due at time of booking and will be credited to your billing invoice after your initial appointment.
Our Providers are in-network with the following insurance companies:
- American Behavioral
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
- Blue Choice (for non-Alabama BCBS policies)
- New Directions (EPS Providers)
In-Network Clients: If you have one of the above insurance policies, we encourage you to contact your insurance company in advance of your appointment to confirm coverage and any limitations of coverage. Most insurance plans require some cost-sharing by you in the form of coinsurance or copay. Depending on your policy, you may also need to meet your deductible amount before insurance will pay for any services. Any costs that are not covered by your insurance policy are your financial responsibility. We collect any known copays, coinsurance, and deductible costs at the time of service. Any additional fees not covered by your insurance policy will be invoiced to you after your insurance claims are processed; those bills are due within 30 days.
Out-of-Network Clients: Clients who are not covered by an in-network insurance plan are responsible for paying the full fee at the time of service. If you have insurance that provides reimbursement for out-of-network mental health services, we can provide you with documentation to submit to your insurance company. Please be aware that the full cost of services will typically not be reimbursed due to co-payments, deductibles, co-insurance, and/or fee caps associated with your insurance policy. We strongly recommend that you communicate with your insurance company in advance to understand whether or not any out-of-network services we provide may be reimbursable.
Good Faith Estimates
If you don’t have insurance or don’t intend to use insurance to pay for scheduled non-emergency health care services, federal law (effective January 2022) requires that health care providers and facilities provide you with an estimate of the expected charges for medical items and services before the scheduled services are to be performed. If you are uninsured or not using insurance to pay for your health care services, and receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Any current or potential client may request an estimate of the expected charges for non-emergency health care services that have been ordered, scheduled, or referred. To request a Good Faith Estimate for services at Auburn Psychological Wellness Center, please call our office at 334.219.0425. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, you can visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers or call 1-800-985-3059.