The cost of services depends on a number of factors including your provider’s fee, frequency of services, and duration of treatment. You can receive an estimate of service costs as described below.
As of January 1, 2022, under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one (1) business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
The fee for a 50-minute psychotherapy visit (CPT Code 90837) is $190. The fee for a 90-minute couples psychotherapy visit (CPT Code 90847) is $285. Most clients will attend one psychotherapy visit per week, but the frequency of visits that may be appropriate may be more or less than once per week, depending on your needs.
Range of Costs for Individual Therapy
Based on a fee of $190 per visit and one 50-minute visit per week, the following are expected charges of psychotherapy services:
- 1 Week of Service = $190
- 13 Weeks of Service (Approx. 3 Months) = $2,470
- 26 Weeks of Service (Approx. 6 Months) = $4,940
- 39 Weeks of Service (Approx. 9 Months) = $7,410
- 52 Weeks of Service (Approx. 12 Months) = $9,880
Range of Costs for Couples Therapy*
Based on a fee of $285 per visit and one 90-minute visit per week, the following are expected charges of psychotherapy services:
- 1 Week of Service $285
- 13 Weeks of Service (Approx. 3 Months) = $3,705
- 26 Weeks of Service (Approx. 6 Months) = $7,410
- 39 Weeks of Service (Approx. 9 Months) = $11,115
- 52 Weeks of Service (Approx. 12 Months) = $14,820
*Couples therapy sessions may be scheduled for 50 or 90-minutes.
Note: A Good Faith Estimate is for your awareness only and does not require immediate financial commitment or payment. This estimate shows the costs of services that are reasonably expected for the expected services to address your mental health needs. The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment.