How much does it cost?
Family Renewal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Regence, Premera, FirstChoice, Evernorth Behavioral Health (formerly Cigna), United Behavioral Health, Providence, Lifewise, Aetna and Pacific Source. If you are not members of these insurance companies you can come as a private pay client.
How will I learn how much it costs?
Depending on your insurance carrier you will likely already know your copay or coinsurance portion. Prior to your appointment you will call Sunrise Billing at 360.448.7260 Option 1 for a benefit check.
What will I need to bring?
You will need to bring your insurance card and your ID.
What are my payment options?
You may pay by cash, check or money order through the mail or in person. I accept Visa, Mastercard or Discover. Many patients use their Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) to pay for their portion or their entire therapy. Payment plans are available with the signing of a formal payment plan agreement and are accepted on a per case basis. Ask me about this option.
Are there any insurances you do not bill?
This practice is not set up to accept Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare or any of the Washington Apple Health programs at this time.
What if I do not use insurance?
Then you will be considered a private pay client and your balance will be due at the time of session unless you have made special arrangements. Not using insurance makes the use of tele-counseling possible if you are out of the area.
Why should I consider going out-of-network or private pay?
Sometimes it can be difficult to find someone in your insurance network you are confident and comfortable working with. Especially if you are searching for a therapist that practices a particular type of psychotherapy (i.e., DBT, CBT, EMDR, Behavior Therapy). Your insurance company only provides the names. It is then your job to call and see if they are taking new patients, ask if they use the modality you would like to try, what populations they work with and what are their specialties, etc.