Parkhurst Associates
Mental Health Services
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Fees and Insurance

The following information is provided in order that therapists and clients have a clear, mutual understanding of the business side of their work together. Of course, these policies are subject to some negotiation in hardship cases, and every attempt at flexibility will be made when they present a problem for a client. Please feel free to ask about anything that is unclear, and one is encouraged to ask for additional information and/or share any questions and concerns about these issues.

Fees

The nature and size of this private practice are such that it is not possible to work directly with insurance companies for reimbursement. It is therefore necessary that the client pay directly for services rendered, and then seek reimbursement from their insurance companies. Any help needed in submitting bills will be gladly offered.

Fees for each 45 minute individual counseling or therapy session

  • Dr. Parkhurst - $175
  • All other clinicians range from $150-$170

Psychiatric evaluation

  • Initial assessment $395 follow-up medication checks $195

Group Therapy

  • Costs vary by group and meeting length

All fees are payable at the time that services are rendered, unless other arrangements have been made.

All accounts should be paid in total at least monthly.

Fees may increase periodically.

NOTE: It may be possible to be flexible in cases of financial hardship, in order to maintain the therapeutic relationship, while the client's finances are reorganized.

Missed Appointments

Scheduled appointments are made one to two weeks in advance, and a given hour is considered blocked for a particular client. Thus, a late cancellation usually results in an open hour, inconvenience, and a loss of revenue. Therefore, cancellations made less than 2 working days before the appointment will be billed a 50% cancellation fee. Missed appointments (no-shows) will be billed at full rate. Of course, exceptions will be made to this policy in the case of extreme weather or other emergency.

Insurance

All or some portion of this fee may be covered by the client's health insurance policy. The nature and size of this private practice are such that it is not possible to work directly with insurance companies for reimbursement. It is therefore necessary that the client pay directly for services rendered, and then seek reimbursement from their insurance companies. Any help needed in submitting bills, however, will be gladly offered.

We are in-network for CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shiled.

DC Residents

Know Your Patient Rights to Treatment Under DC Law
The District has a very well-defined law regarding the minimum mental health coverage that insurers must provide and
allow subscribers in order to conduct business in this jurisdiction.
Briefly, the law provides:

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Benefits

Mental Illness Benefits

Forms of Payment and Credit Cards

Cash, check, Visa and Mastercard are all acceptable forms of payment.