The Delaware County Department of
Mental Health prides itself on offering high quality services that
are valuable to the community. We maintain ongoing efforts to
ensure that our services are effective and provide the greatest
possible value to our consumers. Collecting fees for the services
you receive is one of the most important factors in being able to
continue to offer high quality services at an affordable cost.
Although we will never turn someone away because of an inability to
pay, we are required by Section 41.25 of the NYS Mental Hygiene Law
to seek out all sources of income for which we are eligible. As
such, we require that you make an effort to pay your bill either
through insurance, personal funds or through a combination of the
two. When necessary, we will make every effort to review your
financial situation to arrange a fee that is fair, based upon your
ability to pay. One of our office staff, or your therapist can
discuss this with you.
Since there are several ways that
your fee can be paid, the following is intended to be a guide to
help you meet your obligation to pay for your service here:
PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE
provided through employment and offers coverage for psychiatric
services in many cases. When more than one family member has
coverage, one or both insurance companies may pay for a portion or
all of our services.
MANAGED CARE/HMO INSURANCE PLANS
will cover a specified amount of your visit depending on the plan
that you have. You are responsible for your co-payment (if any is
required) at the time of your visit. Your co-pay amount may vary
depending on the number of visits that occur. It is our suggestion
that you call the 800# on your card to verify the co-pay increase as
you continue in treatment. You must have a referral. Procedures for
obtaining a referral vary from plan to plan, so you will need to
check the requirements for obtaining a referral for your plan when
calling the 800# to confirm co-pays.
will cover the costs of our services. Please have a valid Medicaid
card when you come for services. If you are applying for benefits,
please have a temporary card or document certifying that you have
applied for benefits. You must bring your card with you on every
visit to confirm your coverage.
- Please have a valid Medicare card and if you are applying for
benefits, a temporary card or document certifying that you have
applied for benefits.
PAY occurs in cases
where there is no insurance. You must bring with you proof of
income paystubs for past 2 months and a copy of last year’s tax
return). A fee based on your family income will be established from
our sliding fee schedule.