We are in network with most Insurance Companies that operate in this area. We do all the billing and assist with authorizations. Your insurance will often even pay for your assessment. If you have insurance it is often helpful for you to contact your insurance company and ask for authorization after your assessment and prior to entering counseling. This ensures the most likelihood that they will assist you with cost.
We will contact your insurance company, but in the rare case that they do not immediately authorize your counseling services, they will usually cover your services if you contact them and insist they provide authorizations and re-authorizations. Insurance companies do not handle Substance Abuse & Mental Health Counseling in the same manner they do your typical doctor’s treatment. Client/Patient involvement is sometimes necessary to ensure they assist you with paying for treatment. Insurance will usually pay for your DWI or alcohol and drug counseling programs except, typically, ADETS or education.
We are in network for our Treatment Programs with the following insurance companies:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- NC State Employees Health Plan and Federal Blue Cross.
- United Behavioral Healthcare
- Magellan (including WellPath)
- Well Path
- Value Options
- Managed Health Network
Self Pay/Cash: Allows those without insurance to pay cash for services at a discounted rate if paying the full rate could cause financial hardship. Our self-pay cost is among the lowest in the area. Payment plans may be arranged for post-trial DWI clients on a case-by-case basis.
The State of NC sets the ADETS fee at $160 for NC-DWI clients. Non NC DWI clients are required to pay $25 for the Prime for Life program manual. The fees paid to NC DWI Services by First Step assists clients with the cost manuals for NC DWI (508) clients.