Archive for June, 2012
Apex Behavioral Health is not in network with most state insurances.
- The only state insurance we accept is Total Health Care.
- We do NOT accept Great Lakes insurance. Great Lakes has us listed as a network provider but we are NOT in network with them – this applies to Great Lakes under United Behavioral Health.
- We are not a Bluecaid provider.
In regards to Medicare:
- Medicare covers 50% of an office visit.
- For an initial doctor visit, the cost would be $80.25. A follow-up visit will be $26-28.
- While we are not a Medicaid provider, we do accept a secondary Medicaid insurance provided you are in network with Medicare.
- Medicaid will pay for doctor’s visits, but therapy is not covered.
- The first therapy visit is $60.19, with the follow-ups costing $49.15.
In relation to low fee costs:
- The first doctor’s visit is $125, second visits are $55.
- Therapy visits are $90, second visits are $70.
- All co-pays are due at the time services are rendered, and we do not have a sliding pay scale.
- If you have a large deductible that it seems unlikely you will ever meet, consider switching to the low fee scale.
Other notable insurance facts:
- We are in network in HAP, but not Henry Ford HAP.
Please leave a comment with any further questions you may have!
As suggested by the Huffington Post:
- Exercise! Even walking around the block can help.
- Limit time spent on Facebook. Too much time spent on Facebook monitoring other people’s lives can lead to an unconscious need to compare yourself to everyone else. This can develop into jealousy, insecurity, misplaced feelings of superiority or alternatively, feelings of inadequacy. And really, you don’t need to fill your brain with the mindless babble people post.
- Stop living someone else’s life. When you are trying to please your parents, sibling, friends, or spouse, you are not doing your own thing or following your own wants. Your life is yours and you are the sole creator!
- Write it out. Keeping a private diary can be a very effective way of dealing with mood disorders. Writing down our thoughts can be cathartic, and if you write it down you have the strictest confidentially.
- Stop comparing yourself to others. What if the person you are comparing yourself to, is basing their behavior off of someone else? You could be imitating someone you don’t know or would not like if you met. Don’t concern yourself needlessly with other people’s lifestyles.
- Socialize. Symptoms of depression include feelings of being unloved, along with loneliness or isolation. Some people go days or weeks without speaking to people. Even speaking to the counter clerk or a positive encounter with a stranger can increase your mood, strengthening your connection to the outside world (decreasing isolation!).
- Set goals. It doesn’t matter if it is a big or seemingly trivial goal, it just needs to be something that you can work towards daily. If you dedicate yourself to something that has personal significance to you, your life will have more direction and focus. Pick achievable goals that are easy to bite off and chew, and watch your mood lift over time.