Bay Area Christian Counseling Practice Policies

Forms of Payment Accepted

We are happy to accept cash, personal checks, money order and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) to be applied for payment of copays, deductible fees or other relevant charges. Copays need to be made at the beginning of each session.

Insurances Accepted

We are currently credentialed with the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal (BCBS FEP)
  • Cigna
  • Cura Linc EPA
  • Johns Hopkins Healthcare
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network
  • Med Star Family Choice
  • Military One
  • Optum Health
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • Value Options

We are also considering these insurance companies for credentialing: Lifeworks EPA. ComPsych EPA, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Self-Pay Clients

For those clients who choose to be self-pay the cost for each session will be determined by the therapist and Director. We will offer a sliding scale fee that is based on your annual income for the past two (2) years, the number of dependents and your ability to pay.

Missed Appointment Fees: We require our clients to provide at least 24 hours’ notice in advance of missing a scheduled appointment. All of our Counselors and Therapist work on a fee basis, if you fail to show up for your scheduled appointment they will not be paid.

IF you need to miss a scheduled appointment please call the office and leave a message with the receptionist or on the recorder. Failure to provide 24 hour notice will result in the client being assessed a $55.00 missed appointment fee. Your Insurance Company will not pay us for your missed appointment.

Returned Check Fee

We will assess a $25.00 fee for all returned checks.

Miscellaneous Fees and Charges
  • Court Testimony Fee: $125.00 per hour with a four (4) hour minimum $500.00. The $500.00 minimum will be paid in advance.
  • Letters: $25.00 to $75.00 depending on the detail that is required.
Holidays and Inclement Weather

We will normally be closed for the observance of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.

In the case of inclement weather and or snow please check our website to determine if we are closed or open.

If you have any questions regarding our practice policies you may contact your therapist or the office for clarification.

Appointment Request and Scheduling

Your first appointment will be scheduled through the office staff and all subsequent appointments will be handled and scheduled by our receptionist or your counselor or therapist. Once the first appointment has been schedule we will contact your insurance company to verify your insurance coverage, deductible and copayment amounts. We do our best to have appointment times available to meet the needs of our clients.

We schedule appointments Monday through Thursday from 8 am until the close of business at 8 pm, Friday from 8 am until close of business at 5 pm and occasionally on Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm. All appointment times are at the sole discretion of the therapist.

Please arrive for your first appointment at least 15 minutes early so that you can fill out our intake paperwork. You may also fill out these forms in advance on our website on our forms page.