Rates & Insurance

 

I accept most major health plans for mental health treatment, contact me to verify your plan.

My fee is $140 per 45/50-minute session. There are instances where I give more time, if it is appropriate. For those clients using their insurance or EAP, I accept whatever your plan pays, minus a co-payment if applicable, if you are utilizing your health insurance. EAP programs provide for full payment of services, where no deductible or copay apply. Check to see if your company offers this benefit.

My fee for self-pay clients, is as shown. Check on the insurance list to ensure I am a provider for your behavioral health plan. Even if you don’t see your company there, there is a good chance that I am a provider for your plan. Contact me and check to see if that’s the case.

Please note I do not accept credit cards, cash or checks are accepted, and cash is preferred.

Payment is due at the time of service, as I do not bill for deductibles or copays.

These are some of the plans that I provide mental health services for:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • E4Health
  • Guardian
  • HMSA
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Lifescope EAP
  • MHN/Managed Health Network
  • Work Place Options EAP
  • Medicare B
  • Multiplan
  • Quantum EAP
  • PHCS/Private Healthcare Systems
  • Tri Care
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Behavioral Health/ Optum
  • Beacon Health Options

Insurance

Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.

I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:

  • Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
  • Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
  • Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
  • Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?

Payment

Cash, check accepted for payment. If a copayment is required, please bring it at the time of the session. Cash is the preferred method of payment.

Reduced Fee

Reduced fee services are available on a very limited basis.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend an appointment, we request that you provide at least 24 hours advanced notice to our office. Since we are unable to use this time for another client, please note that you will be billed for the entire cost of your scheduled appointment if it is not timely canceled, unless such cancellation is due to illness or an emergency.

For cancellations made with less than 24 hour notice (unless due to illness or an emergency) or a scheduled appointment that is completely missed, you will be mailed a bill directly for the full session fee.

We appreciate your help in keeping the office schedule running timely and efficiently.

Any Other Questions

Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 



10906 Sheldon Rd.
Tampa, FL 33626
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Psychiatric and Psychological Services:
1211 N. Westshore Blvd. Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33607

davelapens@aol.com
Phone: (978) 407-3291
Fax: (813) 281-2474

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