SRS Therapy...covered by medical insurance?

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  1. Lurker111

    Lurker111 New Member

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    [not physical therapy]Just curious if normally the average medical insurer would cover this. I realize the definitive answer would be with the insurance company provided by my workplace but I was wondering if anyone has first hand experience in this. If possible I'd like to ideally setup a pre-tax health care spending account where the amount contributed would exactly match my co-pays/deductibles etc...to save a little cash since I don't have much.

    I definitely need some anger management help. I had a bad problem as a child and teenager. I had it under control by the time I hit 19 but since I've had some personal problems starting from 2 years ago and I've felt my self control slip. I do NOT want to end up knocking out co-workers or customers at work.
     
  2. Laserbeak

    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    Most providers worth their salt provide it. Mine has the same co-pay per outpatient visit as a normal doctor's visit.

    The only thing that's shitty about it is that I'm limited to 20 outpatient visits a year. :sad2:

    I'm currently seeing one, let me know if you want input.
     
  3. Peyomp

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    You need to check your insurance. Most used to cover a limited number of sessions per year. But with medical costs spiraling in the US... most now cover only limited in-patient mental health stuff. As in you check into a mental hospital. Sucks, don't it? Don't vote republican ;)

    But you can check, and maybe its covered. Just depends on your insurance.
     
  4. civicmon

    civicmon got all my game from the streets of california.

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    it depends what your condition is as well... if you have a major mental illness then it'll usually cover weekly appointments but not for alcohol/drugs/anger management or even PTSD.
     
  5. Laserbeak

    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    That's a pretty shitty plan if they don't even support basic mental health issues like PTSD and so forth. :ugh:

    For this reason, BlueShield > *.HCPs...even if you have to pay up the ass to have them.
     
  6. johan

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    You need to find out what YOUR insurer covers, not mine or anyone else's.

    Call your insurer up, they probably even have a 1-800 number. Ask a general question about counselling / therapy coverage.
     

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