The Sharing Place provides sliding fee payment options and accepts insurance including Medicare.

Things to consider before using your Health Insurance for psychotherapy:

It is important to be aware that whenever insurance is used for psychotherapy, the treatment must be considered of "medical necessity," which means that the therapist must give you a psychiatric diagnosis. Your diagnosis, the length of our treatment, and possibly other personal information becomes available to the insurance company and becomes a part of a computer database. The transfer of your personal information may compromise your ability to get insurance in the future.


Some people find that using their insurance company undermines their sense of privacy. If you are experiencing financial stress and don't want to go through your insurance company you can ask me if I would be able to adjust the fee so that you could afford therapy.





If you wish to use your health insurance it will be helpful if you have the following information before you contact us:
  • Find out if your insurance covers Outpatient Mental Health and how many sessions are covered per year.
  • Is the therapist you want to see in your insurance network?  If not, does your plan allow the option to work with an out of network provider?  What is the cost difference to you?
  • Do you have a deductible?   If you do, how much is it and has it been met?  You will also want to know when your benefit year ends and begins.
  • How much is your co-pay? 

This information will help give you a clearer picture about the cost of psychotherapy.

The majority of our therapists are able to accept insurance.  Below is a partial list of the insurance panels with whom we participate.  Keep in mind that even if your insurance company isn't listed, we may still be able to accept your insurance.  Many insurance companies allow you to utilize out of network providers.
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Pacific Source
  • Health Futures
  • Asante
  • Samaritan Select, Choice and COHO plans
  • Aetna
  • Cascade Behavioral Health
  • ODS
  • Lifewise
  • Great West Healthcare
  • MHN
  • UBH
  • Cigna
  • Providence Preferred Oregon (out of network)
  • Medicare with medicare supplement


 

 

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