Billing and Insurance

Insurance Billing

Samaritan Counseling Center does our best to contract with as many health insurance companies as possible.

Any information provided on this website does not guarantee your insurance coverage or benefits.

Prior to your appointment, we need you to call the number on the back of your insurance card:
  1. You will need to call and ask if the therapist you want to work with is specifically covered with your insurance plan (every insurance plan varies and not all of our therapists are covered under the same plans).
  2. Ask if you need a prior authorization for outpatient mental health (this has to be taken care of before you come in for your appointment since most insurance companies will not backdate an authorization).
  3. Find out about your benefits from your insurance company (i.e. copay/coinsurance, deductible, etc).

Remember, if an insurance company says something is “covered” that does not mean you won’t still owe. We only charge you what your insurance company says you owe if they process your claim, so if you have questions about what is covered you will need to contact your insurance company.

Samaritan Counseling Center currently accepts the following insurance payers (this may not include all insurance companies that we take).

Please Note: We are in the process of credentialing with some of the insurance companies listed below as well as some other companies. Please check our Facebook page for the latest news and updates
  • Alliance (all therapists)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (all therapists with the exception of Paul)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare (Dan, Sue, Jenny, Jane, and Linda)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicaid (all therapists with the exception of Paul)
  • Beacon Health (formerly Value Options, all therapists)
  • Care Wisconsin (all therapists)
  • Cigna (currently only Dan and Paul but in the process of credentialing more therapists)
  • Dean Health/SSM(NOT YET BUT EXPECTING TO BE BY SUMMER 2017, check Facebook for updates!)
  • ForwardHealth/Medicaid (all therapists as long as you are not part of an HMO)
  • Independent Care (ICare, all therapists)
  • Medicare (Standard Medicare not through another company, Dan, Sue, Jenny, Jane, and Linda)
  • Tricare (Sue, Jenny, Paul, Jane, and Linda)
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH, all therapists)
  • Unity Insurance (does not include Unity Medicaid plans, all therapists)
  • Value Options (is now called Beacon Health, all therapists)
  • WEA (all therapists)
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS, all therapists)

Some insurance companies may use one insurance network for medical and may use a completely different network of providers for outpatient mental health. PLEASE NOTE: Payment options and financial assistance are available. You can contact our intake coordinator at (608) 663-0763 ext. 100 to determine whether you qualify or to make billing arrangements. If you do have insurance that would be covered, we must bill your insurance or you may pay our standard rates.

Self Pay Options

The Samaritan Center offers a few different payment options.

Our Professional fees for counseling are $125 for a 45-50 minute session and $165 for a 53+ minute session. The initial intake session fee is $187.50. We generally do the longer session around 55 minutes, but if you are self pay, the fee of $165 may be reduced to $125 because you are paying the same day of service.

Everyone who is self pay is required to pay the day of service. We can accept exact cash, checks, or we can take Visa or Mastercard.

We also offer a sliding fee scale based on proof of income, which must be provided to our Clinic Manager Angela at least a day prior to your first appointment for approval, unless she has made other arrangements with you.

Our sliding fee scale ranges up to $125 for a 45-50 minute session and up to $165 for a 53+ minute appointment depending on your income and the therapist you wish to see (our lowest rates are not available for a fully licensed therapist). The initial intake fee is higher, but it is a one time fee due to more paperwork involved that is required by our State certification. If you do have insurance that would be covered, we must bill your insurance or you may pay our standard rates.

Pre-marriage Counseling: If you are coming in for Pre-marriage counseling and will be doing the Prepare-Enrich assessment with your counselor and doing just the three sessions for this, we may be able to bill insurance, otherwise there are different fees.
Please visit our Pre-Marriage Counseling page.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment options and financial assistance are available. You can contact our intake coordinator at (608) 663-0763 ext. 100 to determine whether you qualify or to make billing arrangements.