We accept cash, personal checks, money orders, major credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) and PayPal cards (starting April 19th, 2013). Our usual and customary fees can be discussed when you call and are competitive with local psychologist providers in the Portland area.
Psycho-educational testing/evaluation for Learning Disabilities are typically not covered by healthcare insurance companies and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder evaluations often require pre-authorization by many insurance companies and sometimes are specifically excluded from benefit coverage so be sure to ask your insurance company if this is the case.
Checking Your Insurance Benefits
Please check your insurance benefits prior to your initial appointment. When calling your insurance carrier, here is a list of recommended questions to ask to check on your benefit coverage and the amount of your deductible. At the beginning of the call, be sure to ask for the name of the person you are speaking with and any reference number. Also, note the date and time of your call just in case you need to reference it later.
Helpful Questions To Ask:What are my mental health benefits?
Does my plan accept out-of-network providers for non-MD providers (licensed psychologists)?
What is my co-payment/coinsurance?
How many sessions are approved?
Is there a deductible?
How much is the deductible?
Does the deductible apply to both medical and mental health services?
Is this a calendar year deductible or does it start over at a different time in the year?
What is the maximum dollar amount paid each year?
What is the maximum number of sessions allowed per year?
Are any diagnoses excluded from payment (e.g., Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Asperger’s/Autistic Disorder, Learning Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Adjustment Disorder)?
Is psychological testing/psycho-educational testing a covered benefit? Are only specific psychological tests are covered? Are only specific diagnoses covered for psychological testing?
Do any type of visits require a pre-certification?