Clients with Health Insurance: This is subject to the terms of your plan. Every plan varies in terms of deductibles, copays, coinsurance, and allowable charges for counseling. If you have an annual deductible, you will pay the contracted rate Dr. East has agreed to accept with your insurance company until your deductible is reached. You are responsible for paying your copays or coinsurance at each appointment.
Cash Only Clients: Initial setup and intake appointment fee is $175.00. The fee per individual session is $120; Couple and family sessions are $150. Cash pay clients who wish to contract with Dr. East for 10 sessions ($1,200) may opt to pay in advance at a reduced rate of $1,000.
Telemental Health (VIDEO-BASED THERAPY SESSIONS): Dr. East offers video-based therapy sessions in a HIPPA-compliant online video chat format for Floridians who reside in areas too far away to attend face-to-face sessions, for clients who prefer video-based therapy sessions, or for clients who are ill or travelling and want to be consistent with therapy visits. If your insurance covers "telehealth", charges will be based on your insurance fee schedule. If your insurance does not cover telehealth, the fee per session is $120.
Crisis Phone Appointments: Occasionally during a crisis, you may wish to contact Dr. East by telephone between sessions. Please reach out first with a text message or email as phone calls are not immediately answered. The charge for crisis phone counseling is $30 for each 15-minute increment, rounded up to the nearest ¼ hour. Insurance will not be billed for phone sessions.
Missed Appointment Fee: Because it is difficult to refill an appointment slot at the last minute, you will be charged a $50 fee for missed/broken appointments in which you do not provide 24 hours notice.
Payments ECS accepts cash, check, credit card, or HSA cards. Online payments may be made with credit cards or HSA cards.