Why doesn’t The Wright Psychology and Learning Center accept insurance?
After accepting multiple commercial insurance plans since our opening in 2006, we have made the difficult decision to terminate all of our insurance contracts effective December 31, 2020. This means that, moving forward, for all insurance plans we are out-of-network and self-pay pricing will apply. We are happy to help you use your “out-of-network” benefits to cover a portion of the costs of services. In some cases, our clients have received up to 60% of the costs paid by out-of-network insurance.
This change is necessary to ensure that we are able to continue to provide you with the very best evaluations and therapeutic treatments possible, incorporating a comprehensive and thorough assessment battery, consultation with teachers, therapists, and other professionals involved in your child’s care, and that our Psychologists are able to give you and your child the attention you deserve. With rapidly declining reimbursements for assessment and therapy from insurance plans, as well as increased administrative demands and limits on coverage for psychological treatment, we are simply unable to offer the high-quality and personalized services we have become known for throughout the region while continuing to accept insurance for payment.
In short, we are unwilling to allow insurance companies to dictate how we conduct our comprehensive psychological evaluations, which often leads to cutting corners and leaving out important aspects of an evaluation, or dictate our treatment choices in therapy/counseling. Insurance companies often cap benefits for psychological assessment at 6-8 hours per client. In contrast, our Licensed Psychologists spend an average of 15-20 hours per client on each evaluation. We simply could not provide our in-depth and comprehensive evaluations if we accept the limits placed upon Psychologists by insurance companies.
We encourage you to contact your insurer to learn more about your out-of-network benefits and obtain pre-authorization for our services if it is required. We will provide you with a “superbill” that you can submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement, and will assist with paperwork required by your insurer (if applicable) in getting your benefits applied.
We charge a flat fee for all comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational evaluations. We feel this upfront pricing allows us to tailor your child’s evaluation to their individual needs and takes away any “guesswork” involved when estimating hours that will be spent on the evaluation and projected costs. With a flat fee for an evaluation there are no hidden costs or extra charges added due to time spent on testing or the need to add additional tests and measures to your child’s battery.
– Initial Consultation – $200 (a $50 non-refundable booking fee is required for scheduling)
– Comprehensive Psychological/Psycho-educational Evaluation (all ages) – $2200 (this is divided into 2 payments with $1100 due on the first day of testing and $1100 due prior to feedback and receipt of written report)
–Comprehensive Re-Evaluation (25% discount for clients previously tested at The Wright Psychology and Learning Center only) – $1800
-Giftedness Evaluation (includes IQ and academic achievement measures only) – $700
–Cognitive/IQ Evaluation (includes IQ measure only) – $350
–Individual or Family Therapy – $140/session
-Attendance at School Meetings – $175/hour + travel time
-Speech/Language Evaluation – $350
We want your treatment to be both high-quality and affordable. We know that some families cannot afford our standard fees as outlined above. Therefore, we serve as a practicum training site for Doctoral Students in Clinical Psychology, and offer student evaluations and counseling services at a reduced fee, for families with demonstrated financial need. All students are supervised directly by a Licensed Psychologist. If you are interested in a student evaluation or in therapy provided by a student, please call our office to discuss this option.
Learning Center Fees:
-Barton Reading & Spelling System/Math-U-See/Foundations in Sound – $80/lesson
-“Original” Orton-Gillingham – $110/lesson
Not sure if Barton or “Original” Orton-Gillingham is the best fit for your child? Talk with our Learning Center Director, Abby Klein, to learn more about both programs and determine which approach is recommended based upon your child’s dyslexia profile.