- SU/SUNY ESF Students/Employees: There is no fee for the initial psychotherapy evaluation session. There is a fee of $15 for each treatment session (50 minutes) following the initial evaluation.
- Psychological assessments, including ADHD evaluations, are $275 for SU/SUNY ESF students and employees.
A fee for our services will be determined by the intake coordinator based on your income and the number of individuals supported by that income. Our sliding scale ranges from $15-$35 per session. All psychological assessments are $300 for community clients.
Since most of our providers are doctoral students in training, we are not able to bill insurance for their services. Clients should check with their insurance company if they are interested in seeking reimbursement for payments made to our center. All payments are due at the time services are rendered. Clients considered to have delinquent clinic accounts must negotiate a payment plan before scheduling further appointments if: (a) they have not made at least one payment at each third session or (b) their account balance exceeds four times the hourly rate.
Although most of our services are conducted by doctoral students, our licensed clinical supervisor may also provide therapy and assesment services at a fee agreed upon between the practitioner and the client
Notice Regarding Your Rights under the No Surprises Act
You have the right to request a good faith estimate of expected charges. You can request the good faith estimate be provided in a written document that is clear and understandable. It will also be orally provided when the services is scheduled, or if you inquire about costs later on, and can be provided in an accessible format including in your preferred language.
The Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of services that are reasonably expected for the expected services to address your mental health care needs. The estimate is based on the information known to us when we did the estimate.
The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill.
If you are billed for more than the Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill.
You may contact Syracuse University Psychological Services Center at 315-443-3595 to let them know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask them to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available.
You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill. There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.
To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to:
www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call CMS at 1-800-985-3059.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call CMS at 1-800-985-3059 .
The Good Faith Estimate is not a contract. It does not obligate you to accept the services listed within it.
Keep a copy of the Good Faith Estimate in a safe place or take pictures of it. You may need it if you are billed more than $400 than the estimate provided.