Cash rate is $140 per 50-minute session.
Insurance rates are determined by the insurance's contracted rate with me. You might have to pay off a deductible before insurance kicks in the rate is still determined by the contracted rate.
Reduced rates on a very limited basis.
It is always a good idea to check with your insurance to make sure I am a provider with their network and get answers to the bulleted questions. I have shown up as a provider on Insurances I have never heard of before which I hope shows you how complex our for profit insurances are. I am contracted with an insurance but also with other services connected to that insurance. They use several different names which I find very confusing. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
- Do I need an authorization?
- What is my in network copay?
- What is my out of network copay?
- Do I have a deductible? How much of it have I met for this year?
- Is Nancy Poitou a provider in my network?
Currently I take all PPO insurances such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Victims of Crime Grants
and I am a provider on the following insurances:
College Health IPA/CHIPA
Insurances are complicated and with "carveouts", etc. so it is hard to tell on what panel I may turn up. It is best if you call your insurance before making an appointment and ask if I am a provider, ask if you have a deductible and if it has been met yet this year, ask if you need an authorization prior to your first session, and what the copayment is. Often there are two or three levels of copayments, one for “parity” (or SMID SMI) diagnoses, another for non-parity, and one for substance abuse.
Cash, check can be paid at the end of each session. You may also pay with credit cards, ATM/check cards or paypal at the end of the session using a card swipe on my cell phone or on this website, by going to the "Make a Payment" link
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay a $30 dollar no show or late cancel fee.