Customary charges are $120.-$180.per clinical hour (50 minutes) depending on clients’ ability to pay. Couple and family sessions typically run approximately 50-75 minutes.
Longer sessions are billed accordingly. Clients typically pay by either cash, check, or credit card at the end of each session. If you have insurance that covers our services, then BCFT will file with your insurance company. Additional time spent (e.g., phone calls, emails, consultation, etc.) will be billed to client at $120.-$150.00/hr. payable the following week.
If you have insurance that covers our services, BCFT will be happy to assist you with any necessary paperwork. However, you should contact your insurance carrier right away to get pre- authorized approval for the sessions. BCFT will then complete and submit the necessary forms and information for your reimbursement. If your insurance company has not paid your account in full within 90 days of service, then the balance automatically becomes your responsibility. Please be advised that insurance company’s authorization for treatment does not guarantee payment to a provider. If your insurance company refuses payment for any reason, then you are responsible for your bill.
You should carefully read the section in your insurance coverage booklet that describes mental health benefits. Your coverage, co-payments, and benefits could be quite different from your regular medical coverage. If your insurance policy includes a managed care component, then you may be required to obtain pre-authorization. It is your responsibility to determine if pre-authorization must be obtained by you prior to treatment.
We understand that our clients lead busy lives and emergencies sometimes arise. In addition, childcare can sometimes be a challenge for those clients with young children. However, for the sake of continuity of care, it is very important to maintain regular weekly appointments. Should an emergency arise, there is no charge for canceling. Otherwise, previously scheduled appointments should be canceled at least three “business days” in advance. This allows sufficient time for us to schedule other clients who need an appointment. Thus, in order to cancel an appointment for 9:00 a.m. on Monday, you would need to call before 9:00 a.m. the previous Wednesday. Except in emergencies, the first “no show” or appointment canceled without 72 hours prior notice will be billed at one-half of your established hourly rate. After that, “no shows” or late cancellations will be billed at your customary hourly rate since your time slot had already been reserved.