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Fees & Insurance

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg is committed to providing the highest quality of care to you. In using our services you will be given the time and the interest of experienced and professionally trained therapists to help you with your needs. It is important, therefore, that you know and understand the fees charged by the agency for counseling and the policies for fee payment.

 

The primary mission of Catholic Charities is service. No one pays the full cost of counseling. The Diocese of Greensburg subsidizes Catholic Charities’ counseling services. Catholic Charities is also a member agency of the United Way of Westmoreland County. The agency is supported in its work of service through grants as well as private donations.

 

There are two means of payment for services: self-pay and insurance.


Self-pay

 

If you do not participate in a health insurance plan that covers the cost of counseling, you pay the cost of services yourself. The cost per one 50-minute counseling session is determined using a sliding scale based on gross yearly income and family size. At the intake interview, your therapist will ask about your gross income and share with you the fee scale. You will be asked to sign a fee agreement that details the cost per session.

If you choose the self-pay option, payment is expected at the time services are rendered. You should also know that cancellations or missed appointments without 24 hours notice are billed at the prevailing rate for the session. Your therapist will review these policies with you at the initial interview and answer any questions you may have.

Insurance

 

Catholic Charities accepts third-party insurance payments from several major health insurance payers. If you have health insurance coverage it usually pays the full cost of coverage minus any deductible or copay. You remain responsible for the deductible and copay, if any. Catholic Charities accepts the insurance rate as payment in full, in most instances. Your therapist will ask for your insurance coverage information, and you will be asked to sign the necessary insurance forms and releases authorizing treatment and payment.

 

It is important that you understand that insurance carriers typically limit the amount of time and/or the number of sessions that you may have at the insurer’s expense. While these limits may or may not coincide with your getting all the assistance you may want or need, please be assured that Catholic Charities therapists make every effort to successfully complete their work with you within the time frames or session limits dictated by the insurance companies.

Should you elect to continue counseling without insurance coverage and bear the cost yourself, you may of course do so. Be sure to talk about this option with your therapist should the need arise.


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