Fees and Exclusions
We want our services to be accessible to as many members of the community as possible; if the fees listed below would create hardship for you, please let us know and we will gather income information to determine an appropriate fee.
|Assessment and Testing||
Standard psychoeducational assessments are $900 (e.g. ADHD and learning disability). All other assessment pricing is determined after the initial intake. Fees typically range from $400-$1,000 per evaluation.
Rather than accept or bill insurance, we prefer to keep our costs low and pass those savings on to our clients. Therefore, the clinic is considered an out-of-network provider for all insurance policies; if you wish to apply for payment under a health insurance policy, we will provide you with a claim form that you can send to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Community Mental Health Services is not a Medicare Provider. You are responsible for any costs associated with the services you receive.
Sometimes knowing what a provider does not offer is as important as the services offered. As a training clinic with no medical staff, we are unable to provide the following services:
Autism and Related Disorders – usually called Autism Spectrum Disorders, because they include a wide range of psychological disorders. Parents may observe impairments in social interactions and/or communication and/or narrow, restrictive behaviors. Assessment and treatment of these disorders is available from the WCU's community partner program, Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center (SPARC). More information can be found on their website: www.sparcwc.org.
Court-ordered treatment – we are able to work with individuals and families who are involved with the justice system, but are unable to provide specific court-ordered treatments.
Crisis Management while we will certainly assist any of our clients if they find themselves overwhelmed by the demands of everyday life and unable to cope, the most likely outcome will be referral to a higher level of care. In addition, clients needing ongoing crisis management will be better served by community resources staffed to provide this type of assistance.
Forensic evaluations – as a training clinic, we conduct evaluations to diagnose and make treatment recommendations. We do not conduct forensic evaluations or make recommendations within a legal context.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment – if you feel you need be seen more often than one time per week, we will refer you to community resources that are staffed to provide more intensive care. You are welcome to return to our clinic when weekly sessions are more appropriate.
Psychiatric medication or consultation – we can provide a list of community resources for psychiatric medication, but do not have any staff who can prescribe or monitor medication.