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Paying for Services
At Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (CIBH), no one is denied service due to inability to pay. You can review this list of Accepted Insurance Plans to see if we accept your insurance. In most cases, if we accept your insurance you will only be expected to pay a nominal co-payment at the time of each visit.
If you don't have insurance, CIBH has several flexible options to help make services affordable for you. Among these are: an individualized fee agreement, the sliding fee scale, and the patient assistance program.
Individualized Fee Agreement
As part of our intake process, everyone who comes here for services whether they have insurance or not, will have a private meeting with a financial counselor who will develop a fee agreement based on your individuals circumstance. The fee agreement explains what you will be expected to pay for each service. Fee agreements are updated annually, but anytime you have a change in circumstances that affects your ability to pay, you can request to update yours.
Sliding Fee Scale
Although we have a set Schedule of Charges, we recognize that paying those fees may pose a hardship for some. If this is the case with you, you may be eligible for reduced fees based on our sliding fee scale. Sliding fee scale rates are based on current federal poverty guidelines for income and family size. If you qualify for the sliding fee scale, that information will be included in your fee agreement. You can view the sliding fee scale to estimate what your charges will be for each visit.
Patient Assistance Program
If you are having trouble paying for medication that has been prescribed by a CIBH doctor, you can speak to one of the nurses about whether or not you qualify for help from the Patient Assistance Program (PAP). PAPs are programs offered by various pharmaceutical companies to help uninsured or low income individuals and families pay for medications. Our staff can help you fill out and submit the necessary paperwork to the pharmaceutical companies, but be aware it will be up to the individual pharmaceutical company to decide if you meet their criteria. You can learn more about some of the patient assistance programs out there by clicking on the links below: