Information for clients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance
Good Faith Estimate
Notice: You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
• Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
• Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 800-985-3059.
Counseling Center Good Faith Estimate
Under the “No Surprises” Act, healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services called a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) explaining how much your medical care will cost.
This new regulation is designed to provide transparency to patients regarding their expected medical expenses and to protect them from surprises when they receive their medical bills. It allows patients to understand how much their health care will cost before they receive services.
There are a number of factors that make It challenging to provide an estimate on how long it will take for a client to complete therapeutic treatment, and much depends on the individual client and their goals in seeking therapy. Some clients are satisfied with a reduction in symptoms while others continue longer because it feels beneficial to do so. Others begin to schedule less frequently, and may continue to come in for “tune ups” or when issues arise. Ultimately, as the client, it is your decision when to stop therapy.
How Long Will Treatment Take?
The length of treatment and how often you attend sessions will be influenced by many factors including:
Your schedule and life circumstances
The nature of your specific life challenges and how you want to address them
You and your provider will continually assess the appropriate frequency of therapy and will work together to determine when you have met your goals and are ready for discharge and/or a new "Good Faith Estimate" will be issued should your frequency or needs change.
According to the American Psychological Association, “on average 15 to 20 sessions are required for 50 percent of patients to recover as indicated by self-reported symptom measures”. Additionally, they state that through the working relationship between the client and counselor sometimes the preference is for “longer periods (e.g., 20 to 30 sessions over six months), to achieve more complete symptom remission and to feel confident in the skills needed to maintain treatment gains”.
So, it depends on several factors because everyone has unique counseling goals. Like any other relationship, it takes time to develop a therapeutic relationship with your providers and work towards accomplishing your goals. Whatever your number of sessions will be, we will work together to meet your needs.
Common Diagnosis Codes
Below are common diagnosis codes at The Counseling Center; however, the list is not exhaustive. Diagnosis codes can change based on many factors. Please speak to your provider with any questions or concerns.
Adjustment Disorder (F43.23)
PTSD/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (F43.10)
The Counseling Center offers a wide variety of services including therapy, substance treatment, and medication management. Below are the charges for some of our most common services.
90791: Intake session ($150)
90834: 45-50 minute psychotherapy session ($125)
90847/46: Family/Couples psychotherapy session ($125)
90853: Group therapy session ($30)
99213 E&M Existing Patient 15 minute ($130)
99205 E&M New Patient 60 minutes ($260)
Provider Locations and Information
Services may be provided either in office or via telemental health.
Our offices are located in Wichita at:
9415 E Harry, Suite 800
555 N Woodlawn, Suite 3105
NPI Number: 1689710568
Tax ID Number: 480990763