Most of our patients are seen for one-hour appointments; however, half-hour appointments suffice for follow-up visits in some cases. Your therapist will advise you about this.
Our services are usually billed by the hour. Our clinician fees range from $145-250 for the initial visit. Most of our clients have a percentage of our fee covered by their health insurance (perhaps after an initial deductible they have to meet, and sometimes up to 80-90%). Some clients have “managed care” mental health coverage, where their only financial obligation is a co-pay for each hour session. Call the Customer Service number on your insurance card to clarify your Outpatient Mental Health Benefits. We also accept Medicare.
The bottom line: this practice strives to make our counseling available to people at all levels of financial resources. Please feel free to discuss any financial hardship or insurance issues with us; we will make every effort to make our services affordable, including setting up a payment plan. We do ask that you bring up issues of financial need before beginning your treatment.
To schedule an appointment, please call us at (205) 870-3520.
We ask that clients give at least 24 hours’ notice when sessions need to be canceled. If sufficient notice is not given, a partial charge may be levied for time reserved.
Pitts & Associates therapists accept these insurances (please call your insurance carrier to verify your plan with each therapist):
- American Behavioral
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
- Expanded Psychiatric Services (EPS)
- Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
- Cigna HealthSpring
- Magellan EAP
- Multi Plan/PHCS
- Most Out of State Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans