The cost of services will vary based on the type of provider, where you live, and the recommended treatment and/or therapy. Rates could also vary if you are receiving services in person or virtually.

If you have insurance, ask the provider if they accept your insurance. Be prepared to discuss the type of insurance you have.  If you’re seeking therapy, it is also a good idea to contact your insurance company and ask if they cover mental health sessions.  Also, ask about your co-pay and deductible, and find out if the provider who you would like to see is covered by your plan.

If you don’t have insurance, ask about whether the HCP or therapist offers a sliding fee scale, based on your ability to pay. Also, some providers may even have payment plans, which will help you spread out the cost of care over a longer period of time. Getting this information will help you prepare for any costs before your first visit.