Financial concerns add additional pressure to any situation. They can be a result of a variety of things:
- No insurance or your coverage for mental health problems is so low that it is not useful to you.
- Money is already scarce.
- Undertaking a short course of therapy seems like it will add to the strain.
Many organizations offer a reduced payment scale for individuals
struggling financially. Others offer payment plans spread out over a
period of several months or even years. Others use a "sliding fee scale"
that sets the fee after income is taken into consideration. Still other
agencies receive community or grant funding that allows them to provide
service at sharply reduced rates.
Financial Services Representative
A Stress Center Patient Financial Services Representative is always
available to discuss any financial hardship with you and to create
financial options for you and your family.
In the event
of a true emergency, such as a suicide gesture or a mental disorder that
is life threatening, you may always access help at an Emergency Room.
guidelines compel any hospital that accepts Medicare to render
emergency assistance whether or not you have the ability to pay. You may
have to pay later, but do not let concerns about payment stop you when
someone's life or health may be in danger!