Looking Up Costs for Behavioral Health Services
To look up the estimated costs for behavioral health services (including mental health and alcohol and/or drug services), go to our home page, fairhealthconsumer.org, and click on Medical and Hospital Costs. You’ll see the menu choice “Behavioral Health (including Alcohol and/or Drug Services).” If you click on that, you’ll get this menu of choices:
- Psychiatry services. Psychiatrists are doctors who are trained to diagnose and treat the mental and physical aspects of behavioral health disorders.
- Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is the use of talk with a trained provider to treat behavioral health problems.
- Inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation. Rehabilitation helps people with mental health or substance abuse issues be restored to health. The services can be given while the patient lives in a treatment facility (inpatient). Or they can be given while the patient lives at home (outpatient).
- Behavioral support services. These include, for example, activity therapy (such as music and dance) as part of mental health treatment.
- Adaptive and health behavior services. Adaptive behavior services help patients with autism and other disorders improve social, communication, self-care and other skills. Health behavior services give psychological help to patients dealing with physical health problems.
The results page for the service you choose will show you two main results. These are out-of-network/uninsured and in-network prices. The out-of-network/uninsured price is an estimate of how much you’ll have to pay if you lack health insurance. It’s also what you may have to pay if you have insurance but the doctors, hospitals or other providers caring for you aren’t in your health plan’s network. The in-network price is an estimate of what the costs will be if you have health insurance. That includes both your insurer’s share of the cost and your share.