Accepted Private Health Insurance Plans


The practice accepts in-network benefits for the following insurance plans:


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (Non-HMO plans)
    • ​Anthem 
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • POMCO


​We accept Out of Network benefits for all other plans (Aetna, United Health Care, Fidelis Care, Emblem Health etc.) 



Important Information Regarding Using Health Insurance 


When considering whether or not to utilize insurance benefits to cover the cost of sessions, please consider the following:


  • Your insurance company requires the clinician to give you a medical mental health diagnosis in order to reimburse for services. This diagnosis is part of your permanent medical record, and anyone who is given authorization to see your medical records can access this information. 


  • Your insurance company may request session records or a treatment plan at any time in order to evaluate the necessity of services (meaning, deciding if they want to pay for your sessions).

 

  • If you are being seen for couples or family therapy, we are required to identify one person within the family as the "identified patient," meaning that they are assigned the medical diagnosis required for reimbursement. Because the premise of couples and family therapy is that we are treating the relationship and not individual issues or traits, we highly recommend not using private insurance. If you are unable to afford the self-pay rate, we will negotiate a fee that works for you and your budget. Please also be aware that Marriage therapy is NOT covered by any health insurance plan.