The fees for our mental health services vary depending on the type of service you are engaged in. Dependent on your insurance and plan, you may be responsible for any copays, deductibles, and, coinsurance associated with your insurance plan.
It's important to understand your health insurance benefits and what your plan will cover. To find out what your financial responsibilities will be, please contact your health insurance plan’s customer service/member services line, which can be found on the back of your insurance card or by contacting your human resources department.
In-network means that the provider has accepted a contractual agreement with the insurance company to follow their guidelines and accept the negotiated rates offered. Patients are encouraged to seek care from in-network providers to maximize their benefits and reduce out-of-pocket costs.
Out-of-network means the provider does not have a contractual agreement with the insurance company and is not required to accept that plan. There are no negotiated rates, and the patient will have a higher deductible and out-of-pocket cost including but not limited to possibly denied benefits. In these instances, the patient can opt for self-pay to help with the cost of their services.
A copay is a fixed amount a patient pays each visit to share the cost of a covered service with the insurance company. Copay amounts can vary based on the type of service you're receiving. You will find that copays are higher for certain services such as specialist visits and ancillary services (MRI, Therapy, etc.). Copays can range anywhere from $10 up to $100 a visit. Copays are typically displayed on the front of your health insurance card but may not always be available, so it is always good to contact your insurance company so you're familiar with your benefits and cost expectations.
It is important to know if mental health services are “subject to deductible”. A deductible is a fixed amount the patient must pay each year before a patient’s insurance company begins to cover the cost of a covered service. This means if you have a $2,000 yearly deductible, you will need to pay $2,000 first before your insurance company will begin paying for your covered services. For many health insurance plans, the deductible resets at the beginning of the calendar year, usually on January 1st.
Coinsurance is a fixed percentage the patient is expected to pay once their deductible has been met. Patients’ percentage of coverage may vary depending on the type of plan you select. Typically, a plan will cover 80/20. That means the insurance company will pay 80% of the claim, holding the patient responsible for the remaining 20%. For those plans that do apply coinsurance (out-of-pocket expenses), the patient must satisfy that amount before the insurance company will cover eligible services at 100%. The out-of-pocket maximum usually resets every calendar year.
You are financially responsible for the cost of the mental health services provided to you or your dependent(s) including but not limited to deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, non-covered services, late cancellations, and missed appointments.
Our rate for medication management is $300 for new patient appointments and $180 for follow-up appointments. All therapy visits are $150 per visit.
The easiest way to make a payment is online through our Patient Portal or by contacting our billing team at (312) 929-2172.
To pay through our Patient Portal:
Any copays must be paid before the start of your session.
Please note that the timing of your bills appearing in your account will depend on when your claim(s) are processed by your insurance company. The amount of time may vary, but it typically takes around 30 calendar days from the date of the service provided for your insurance to process the claim. Please keep in mind that because of the delay between your session and when insurance companies process claims your account may not reflect all charges.
At a minimum, a billing statement will be sent out to you once per month for any balances due. You can always check your current balance at any time through our Patient Portal.
Please note that our Patient Care Coordinator team will reach out before your appointment to inform you of any outstanding balances. Depending on your communication preferences, our team may reach out via phone, text, or email.
We accept payment via cash, check, and all major credit cards.
No, not at this time. However, we do offer payment arrangements that can be set up by contacting our Billing Department at (312) 929-2172. Our Billing Department will securely store your credit card and process your credit card monthly for the agreed amount.
Additionally, you can complete our credit card/debit consent form and provide us with your card details to make the payment process more convenient. This process entails completing our credit/debit card consent form. Once this consent form has been completed, our Patient Care Coordinator team will call you to obtain your full credit card details before saving your card on file. Once both of these steps have been completed, our Patient Care Coordinator team will be able to pay any outstanding balances with the card stored on file. Please note that we will give advance notice before charging any amount of or above $250.
If you have any questions or concerns about your bill or payment, please don't hesitate to contact our support team at (312)815-9660 or our billing team at (312) 929-2172 for any assistance. Our team is always here to assist you and provide you with the information you need.
Clarity Clinic values spending time with our patients. Our prescribers must have time to connect with their patients to help with diagnostic clarification and medication management. Because of this, our prescribers use specific insurance codes to allow time to provide supportive conversations to their patients.
You may see certain “therapy” codes on your explanation of benefits (EOB) provided by your insurance company. Although this code is listed as a “therapy” code, it is not “traditional” therapy and instead is an add-on code used only by psychiatry providers. This code is used in addition to the “E&M” code that prescribers use when assessing how a patient is doing on their current medications.
If you have any questions or concerns about your bill, please don't hesitate to contact our support team at (312) 815-9660 or our billing team at (312) 929-2172 for further assistance.
A Prior Authorization in mental health care is a requirement that a provider obtains approval from your health insurance plan before prescribing a specific medication or performing a particular medical service. Without this prior approval, your health insurance plan may not cover the cost of your treatment, leaving you responsible for the cost of the full bill.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our support team at (312) 815-9660 or our billing team at (312) 929-2172 for further assistance.
Clarity Clinic participates with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare.
Please understand that although we may be in-network with your plan if you have not met your copay, deductible, and/or out-of-pocket expenses, Clarity Clinic will bill you for those services after your insurance carrier processes your claim.
We recommend that once you have verified that we take your insurance plan, you review the provider’s webpage profile you wish to schedule with to ensure they accept your plan.
If there are any changes to your insurance, please contact our team at (312) 815-9660 to update your information in our system. If your insurance becomes inactive, please note that you will be considered self-pay and be responsible for paying our self-pay rates prior to any future appointments.
You can create a patient portal account through the Clarity Clinic website. First visit the Patient Portal. Once there, select your Provider from the drop-down list, and click to enter the portal. You will be redirected to a login page. From there, you will see the option Don't have an account? and select the button to Register.
You can access the patient portal through the Clarity Clinic website. First visit our Patient Portal page. Once there, select your provider from the drop-down list, and click to enter the Patient Portal. You will be redirected to a login page. From there, you will enter your email address and password and select the Sign In button.
Yes, we offer virtual/telepsychiatry appointments for individuals who prefer virtual appointments or have difficulty accessing our physical location. Virtual appointments provide the convenience of meeting with our psychiatry team from the comfort of your own home while maintaining the same level of personalized care.
Please note, that there may be instances where you are required to attend an appointment in person. If this applies to you, our care team is more than happy to accommodate any needs you may have once you have arrived at your in-person appointment.
At Clarity Clinic we have a range of therapy providers with a variety of backgrounds, concentrations, and specialties. You can schedule an appointment online here.
Scheduling a therapy appointment is easy. You can call our office during business hours at (312) 815-9660 to speak with our friendly staff and book a convenient time for your visit. Additionally, you can use our online appointment booking system to request an appointment at any time.
Therapy sessions typically last between 50-60 minutes. However, the duration may vary depending on individual needs and treatment plans.
In your first therapy session, you can expect to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, your goals, and your relevant personal history. The therapist will ask questions to gather information and gain a better understanding of your concerns. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions, get to know your therapist, and establish rapport.
The frequency of therapy sessions depends on your unique circumstances and treatment goals. Clarity Clinic therapists will work with you to establish the most effective course of treatment frequency.
Typically, therapy appointments begin every week. This allows you and your therapist to begin building your relationship while collaboratively developing a treatment plan that you will work together on to meet your goals for treatment. Over time, the frequency may decrease to biweekly or monthly sessions, depending on your progress and needs.
The duration of therapy varies for each individual and depends on factors such as the nature of the concerns, personal goals, and progress made over time. Some people find that a short-term focused approach is sufficient, while others benefit from longer-term therapy for ongoing support and personal growth. Your therapist will collaborate with you to determine the most appropriate duration for your therapy.
No, you do not need a referral from your primary care physician to see a psychiatrist at Clarity Clinic. While we always welcome referrals, they are not mandatory. You can schedule an appointment through our website with a member of our experienced psychiatry team.
At Clarity Clinic we have a wide range of psychiatry providers with a variety of backgrounds, concentrations, and specialties.
Scheduling an appointment is easy. You can call our office during business hours at (312) 815-9660 to speak with our friendly staff and book a convenient time for your visit. Additionally, you can use our online appointment booking system to request an appointment at any time.
During your initial appointment, your psychiatry provider will conduct a thorough evaluation to understand your symptoms, medical history, and any previous treatments you have undergone. This evaluation will help us develop an accurate diagnosis and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. We encourage you to bring any relevant medical records or documents to assist us in this process.
Our initial appointment is approximately 45 minutes to 60 minutes. This timeframe allows our psychiatry team to conduct a thorough assessment, discuss your concerns, and develop an appropriate treatment plan. However, please note that appointment durations may vary based on individual needs and circumstances.
Medication management follow-up appointments range from 20-30 minutes.
The frequency of follow-up appointments will depend on your specific needs and treatment plan. Typically, initial follow-up appointments are scheduled within a few weeks after your initial visit. Our psychiatry team will assess your progress and determine the appropriate frequency for future appointments, which may range from monthly to quarterly or as needed.
Medication management follow-up appointments are based on the patient’s needs. Our licensed prescribers will work with their patients to set up an appropriate medication regime and schedule appointments.
Absolutely! While our psychiatry team primarily focuses on medication management, we recognize the importance of therapy as part of a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan. If you would like to incorporate therapy into your treatment, our team can provide referrals to one of our trusted therapists.
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, we ask that you please contact Clarity Clinic at least 24 hours before your appointment. The fees for missing or rescheduling an appointment less than 24 hours from the appointment time are $50 for group appointments and $100 per hour booked for all other appointments. These fees are not billable to your insurance company and will be charged to your account.
For those choosing to use their insurance plan with Clarity Clinic, insurance policies may not cover the cost of both psychiatry and therapy sessions on the same day.
Our Psychiatry team values spending time with their patients and often provides supportive and insight-oriented conversations with patients about behaviors/ behavior modification and about other concerns the patient may be having in addition to the evaluation that may or may not lead to medications. To allow prescribers this extra time for supportive conversations, our Psychiatry team uses an add-on code (90833) to allow them time for discussion. While this add-on code is for Psychiatry, it is coded as "therapy" by insurance payers. When the Psychiatry add-on "therapy" code is used, it can be difficult for the traditional therapy appointment that therapists engage in to be covered by insurance. Although insurance payers don’t deny it every time, it is a risk.
Clarity Clinic values our patients’ financial health since this is often a stress that can create disruptions in treatment and therefore, this is why we discourage our patients from scheduling an appointment for psychiatry and therapy on the same day.
In case of an emergency or after-hours mental health crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you need immediate support, you can also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. It's important to reach out to emergency services or crisis hotlines for immediate assistance in such situations.
If you have any other questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help you on your journey to improved mental health.
TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation, which is a non-invasive medical procedure used to treat certain mental health conditions, particularly major depressive disorder. It involves the use of a magnetic field to stimulate specific areas of the brain.
TMS is primarily used to treat major depressive disorder that has not adequately responded to traditional antidepressant medications. It can also be considered for other conditions such as anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and certain types of chronic pain.
In transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a magnetic coil is placed on a specific spot on the patient’s head and generates an electromagnetic field. This field supplies sufficient energy to stimulate the neurons on the outer layer of the brain, triggering them to activate, which is scientifically referred to as reaching an ‘action potential’.
In a chain reaction, these neurons then trigger other neurons to activate downstream from this point. This network of neurons extends deep into our brain, reaching the limbic system and then back. The limbic system, which is responsible for our emotions and mood, is closely connected to numerous other areas of the brain that work together in harmony. One particular area on the surface of the brain, known as the DLPFC (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex), has consistently shown reduced activity in individuals with depression. By focusing on this specific region, we can access the underlying brain circuits that regulate mood, anxiety, and other symptoms related to mental health. Certain regions within this particular neural circuit exhibit excessive activity, while others exhibit insufficient activity. However, these regions are interconnected and influenced by the preceding step in the sequence. By enhancing the activity of neurons in the DLPFC, we can rectify this faulty neural circuit and successfully reeducate the brain to experience and regulate emotions more efficiently. The phrase ‘neurons that fire together, wire together’ is widely known.
TMS technology utilizes this concept to relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. However, this is only scratching the surface of what TMS can do. Ongoing research is revealing more effective protocols and specific areas to target for alleviating symptoms caused by dysfunctional brain circuits.
Experience the transformative power of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and take the first step towards a brighter future. Our simple and convenient booking process is just a click away. To secure your TMS sessions, all you need to do is fill out our user-friendly contact form – it's quick, easy, and ensures you're on the path to wellness.
TMS is a safe and well-tolerated procedure. It has been FDA-approved for treating depression and is considered a low-risk procedure. Some patients may experience mild side effects, such as headaches or scalp discomfort, but these typically resolve quickly.
A typical TMS session lasts around 20 to 30 minutes. The total treatment duration varies but usually involves daily sessions over several weeks.
Most individuals tolerate TMS well and report minimal discomfort. During the session, some people may experience a tapping or clicking sensation on the scalp, which is associated with the magnetic pulses.
No, TMS is a non-invasive procedure that does not require anesthesia or sedation. Individuals remain awake and alert throughout the session.
TMS has been shown to provide long-term benefits for some individuals with depression. The duration of these benefits can vary, and some people may require maintenance sessions to sustain the positive effects.
TMS is increasingly covered by insurance providers, although coverage varies. It is recommended to check with your insurance company to determine the extent of coverage and any specific requirements.
We offer a range of mental health services, including therapy and psychiatry. Our therapy services cover individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Our psychiatry services involve psychiatric evaluations, medication management, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and treatment for various mental health conditions.
Therapy, also known as counseling or psychotherapy, focuses on providing support, guidance, and coping strategies to address emotional and psychological challenges. Psychiatrists, on the other hand, are medical doctors who specialize in mental health. They can diagnose mental health conditions, prescribe medication, and provide a comprehensive treatment approach that combines therapy and medication management.
We provide treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, personality disorders, and more. Our experienced professionals tailor treatment plans to address each individual's specific needs.
Adult therapy, also known as counseling or psychotherapy, is a form of mental health treatment designed to help individuals address emotional, psychological, and behavioral challenges they may be facing. It provides a safe and confidential space for individuals to discuss their concerns, gain insights into their thoughts and feelings, and develop strategies to improve their well-being and overall quality of life.
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Child and adolescent therapy, also known as child therapy or child counseling, is a specialized form of therapy designed to help children and teenagers with emotional, behavioral, or mental health issues. It aims to provide a safe and supportive environment where young individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and develop healthier coping strategies.
To schedule an appointment for child and adolescent therapy, book online today.
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which a small group of individuals, typically 6 to 12 people, come together to discuss and explore their emotional and psychological concerns under the guidance of a trained therapist. It provides a supportive and confidential environment where members can share their experiences, challenges, and emotions, and receive feedback and support from both the therapist and other group members.
To schedule group therapy, simply explore our various group therapy options and complete a contact form and we will conduct a free consultation. We screen each and every group therapy candidate to ensure our group therapy program is the right fit for them.
Family therapy, also known as family counseling or systemic therapy, is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on improving the relationships and dynamics within a family system. It involves working with the entire family unit rather than just one individual, as the issues or challenges affecting one family member often impact the entire family.
To schedule family therapy, browse our family therapists and then contact our support team at (312) 815-9660 to schedule an appointment.
Couples counseling, also known as couples therapy or marriage counseling, is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on improving the relationship between two individuals who are in a romantic or intimate partnership. It is designed to help couples address and resolve conflicts, enhance their communication skills, and strengthen their emotional connection.
To schedule couples counseling, browse our couples' counselors and make an appointment online.
Psychological testing refers to the use of standardized assessments and measures to evaluate an individual's psychological functioning, personality traits, cognitive abilities, and emotional well-being. These tests are administered and interpreted by trained professionals, such as psychologists or neuropsychologists, and aim to gather objective data about an individual's thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and overall psychological profile.
To schedule psychological testing, please contact our support team at (312) 815-9660.
Medication management refers to the process of effectively and safely prescribing, monitoring, and adjusting medications to optimize their therapeutic benefits and minimize any potential risks or side effects. It typically involves the collaboration between a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist, or physician assistant, and the individual receiving the medication.
To schedule an appointment for medication management book online today.
Our rate for medication management is $300 for new patient appointments and $180 for follow-up appointments. All therapy visits are $150 per visit.
A good faith estimate is an estimate of the anticipated costs for mental health services. It is an estimate that is provided to the patient or their insurance provider before any treatment or services are provided. This estimate should include all the costs associated with the mental health services, including fees for therapy or counseling, medication, and any other related costs.
A good faith estimate is designed to provide patients with transparency and clarity about the costs associated with their mental health treatment. It allows patients to make informed decisions about their healthcare and helps them understand their financial obligations. By providing this estimate, patients can also plan ahead for any out-of-pocket costs they may need to cover.
It is important to note that a good faith estimate is only an estimate and not a guarantee of final costs. Actual costs may vary based on factors such as the specific treatment received, changes in the patient's insurance coverage, and other unforeseen circumstances.
Good Faith Estimates are sent to self-pay patients upon the successful booking of an appointment. The good faith estimate will be sent to the email address registered at the time of booking.
If you have any questions about the good faith estimate or your mental health treatment costs, it is best to contact us at (312) 815-9660 so we can provide more specific information based on your individual circumstances.
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