We are pleased that you have chosen Emmaus Counseling Center. We understand the importance of overall client care, from scheduling your initial session to navigating your billing inquiries, we are here to provide you with support and take care of you outside of your therapy sessions.
INSURANCE: If you plan to use insurance to help cover costs, the best way to determine what you should expect is to call your insurance company and ask about your mental health coverage.
When you call, please check your coverage carefully by considering the following questions:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- Do I have a co-payment?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Please have your insurance card on hand when you call as it will help with scheduling you with an in-network preferred provider.
SCHEDULING YOUR INITIAL SESSION: Unique to Emmaus, our Care Coordinators hold degrees in the field of Psychology and are very familiar with each of our therapists’ therapeutic approaches and specialties, and after gaining an understanding of what you are seeking with your therapy sessions, they will provide you with suggestions on which therapist could best match your presenting issues, preferences, schedule and insurance plan. Please note, all initial appointments are scheduled with our Care Coordinators, please call 425.869.2644, ext. 0, if you get our voicemail, please leave a message and we will return your call shortly.
Clinicians at Emmaus each have busy practices. In some cases, there may be waiting list to see a particular clinician. In this event, you will be given the option to be placed on this waiting list, see another Emmaus clinician with expertise related to your presenting issue. In each case, the choice is yours.
WHAT TO EXPECT & BRING TO YOUR FIRST SESSION: Emmaus’ offer a private and casual setting where our clients simply come in and take a seat without checking in with a front office. We believe this is a less stressful and warmer environment.
Please be prepared to provide your therapist with the following:
- Completed & signed New Client Registration Paperwork & Therapist’s Disclosure Statement.
- Insurance card (if applicable)
- Co-payment (if applicable): Payment for services are due at the time of service per our insurance contracts.
- Photo Identification.
MISSED APPOINTMENTS AND LATE CANCELLATIONS: Sometimes, people simply forget their appointment, while others must choose between their appointment and another important activity. We understand. However, please note that insurance does not pay for missed appointments and you will be charged an $80 fee. Missing your appointment hinders the quality of your care, denies the appointment to someone else, and represents lost income for your clinician who likely could have filled the hour if he or she knew in advance you could not attend.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please call immediately (including nights and weekends) and leave voicemail for your clinician. All clinicians require at least one business day’s notice. Please cancel any weekend or Monday sessions by the prior Friday during business office hours (9am-5pm) by calling our Care Coordinator at 425.869.2644, ext. 0.