I see a lot of people offering "See a therapist," as advice...?
Which is absolutely fine, but how would one go about doing this? How expensive is it? Does insurance cover it? I will be removed from my parent's insurance once I graduate and leave school (which is only within a matter of a couple of weeks). Once I land a full time job (hopefully with healthcare benefits) can I be able to seek a therapist right off the bat? Would you have to pay co-pay as if you're seeing your primary physician? How does all this work?
Asked By: Nikki - 4/19/2008
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Therapists can be expensive, but if you are referred to one by your family doctor, your insurance should cover it. My advice would be to have your mom call her insurance company and find out the information that way. If you are going to be removed from her insurance soon, you might look into getting an extension, or... More
Answered By: Life Is Good - 4/19/2008
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Some are expensive some are less expensive it takes some research. In the area that I live there are therapist ranging in price from 50 dollars to 100 dollars... Most insurance plans do have some coverage for this type of thing.. you just have to check into it. When you start a job some places require you be working... More
Answered By: *Liz21* - 4/19/2008
Most health insurance these days have mental health coverage. You should be able to access your benefits as soon as you start. Check with your employer when you land that job. Yes, you will probably have to pay co-pay, which can differ from your regular office visit co-pay. My wife's insurance regular co-pay is $... More
Answered By: Mr. J - 4/19/2008
I agree with the others and I'll add that even if you don't have insurance coverage, check with the clinic or practice. Many times clinics offer a "sliding-fee scale" based on your income in order to accomodate individuals with less money.
Answered By: PhenomenalWoman_ - 4/19/2008
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