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Beacon Psychology Services LLC; 11495 N. Pennsylvania, Suite 105; Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 942-4020
© 2016 Beacon Psychology Services LLC
To assist you, we have compiled some of the common questions people have before scheduling an appointment.

How long are appointments?

How much do appointments cost?

Do you file claims with my insurance company?

What if I have to cancel my appointment?

I don't want to take my child out of school for the appointment. Do you have after-school appointments?

What if we have a crisis situation?

How long will I have to wait for a first appointment?

If you have a question that is not answered here, please feel free to call our office and we will be happy to assist you. Or, should you desire, click here to send us an email with your question.



How long are appointments?

Initial appointments are scheduled for 90 minutes. During this time, we will discuss your concerns, pertinent medical history, and treatment options. Typically, you and your child meet together with the psychologist or therapist, with some time spent alone to allow concerns to be addressed openly.

Regular therapy sessions are typically 45-50 minutes in length.  Shorter or longer appointments can be made when treatment goals make this appropriate.

Testing sessions vary according to the testing need and usually run 3 to 5 hours with an additional 3 to 5 hours interpretation, report writing time, and results consultation.

How much do appointments cost?

Initial appointments are $250, and regular therapy appointments are $145.  Testing costs are $175 per hour, which includes testing time, scoring time, report writing time, and results consultation with you.  Court-related services are $450 per hour, and a retainer of $2500 is required.

Before an appointment is scheduled, our staff will review fees with you. In order to set realistic treatment goals, it is important to evaluate what resources you have available to pay for treatment. If you have health insurance, it will usually provide some coverage for mental health treatment. Please carefully read the section of your insurance coverage booklet that describes mental health services so that you fully understand your insurance plan, including in-network and out-of-network benefits, deductibles and pre-authorization requirements. If you have questions about the coverage, call your plan administrator.

Payment is due at the time of service, and we accept checks, cash, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and most debit and HSA cards. In families where parents do not share the same household, payment is the responsibility of the parent who accompanies the child to the appointment.

Do you file claims with my insurance company?

At this time, our providers are contracted ("in-network") only with the Sagamore Health Network.  If you have a Sagamore policy, we will collect your co-payment at the time of service and file the balance with your insurance carrier. You will be notified of and responsible for paying any amount not covered, including deductibles.

For all other plans, our providers are “out-of-network” and full payment is required at the time of service. A billing statement will be provided for you to file directly with your insurance company for reimbursement. We may be able to file to your insurance. Oftentimes, health care plans have out-of-network coverage that you may be able to utilize for coverage; check your plan or call your plan administrator to determine what coverage you may have.

What if I have to cancel my appointment?

We understand that illness and other unforeseen events are inevitable. If you need to cancel and/or reschedule your appointment, please call our office at least 24 hours before your scheduled time. Cancellations received with less than 24 hours’ notice may incur a cancellation fee.

I don't want to take my child out of school for the appointment. Do you have after-school appointments?

We do have after-school hours available, yet just as with other professional appointments, there will be times when appointments will need to be made during the school day. We ask that you pre-arrange the absence with your child’s school; an absence slip can be provided if needed.

What if we have a crisis situation?

If you are in a crisis situation and it is during regular business hours, call the office and inform the staff that this is an emergency; they will notify your psychologist.  If you are in a crisis situation outside of business hours, contact your psychologist on their emergency line (posted on the Staff link of this website).  If you do not receive a call back within 20 minutes, contact the mental health clinic of your local hospital or dial 911 if the crisis is a life-threatening emergency.

How long will I have to wait for a first appointment?

We make every effort to schedule first appointments within 2 to 3 weeks, but sometimes the wait can be longer.  Please notify the office staff when you are making an appointment that you would like to be called if there is a cancellation, and they will place you on our cancellation list.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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