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Financial Assistance Options for Services

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Financial Assistance for Mental Health Services

For individuals or families experiencing financial hardship, there are several financial assistance options available to help you begin your mental health support journey without stress.

  • Cash Pay by Provider Level
  • Reduced Fee Services (or "Sliding Scale")
  • COVID-19 Hardship Program

Cash Pay by Provider Level

Regardless of your circumstances, you can choose to be a cash pay client with any one of our mental health professionals for their standard rates:

  • Masters-Level Practicum Students = $50 / Initial Visit + $25 / Follow Up Visits
  • Midlevel Providers (LMFT-A, LMSW, LPC-A) = $100 / Initial + $75 / Follow Up Visits
  • Clinical Therapist (LCSW, LMFT, and LPC) = $150 / Initial Visit + $125 / Follow Up Visits​

As a Cash Pay client, there are no requirements to take advantage of these plans.  If interested, simply select the service-level provider you are interested in seeing when you complete your New Client Form

This program may be a good choice for those who are not interested in completing the Financial Assistance Plan, those worried about being able to qualify or others who may not have mental health coverage.

Reduced Fee Services or "Sliding Scale"

Our Reduced Fee Services, which many refer to as "Sliding Scale Services,” allow individuals to receive mental health services adjusted to their income based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Individuals who are interested can either complete the PDF version of the form below OR be prepared to enter financial information when completing the New Client Form.

  • You must provide proof of income in addition to the New Client Form before any adjustment in fees can be approved.
  • Discount eligibility is based on income and family size. Assets, insurance status, participation in the Health Insurance Marketplace, citizenship or population type are NOT considered for discount eligibility.
  • Reduction in fees are from our cash pay rates is from our Cash Pay Rates of $150/Initial Assessment and $125/Follow Up Sessions and is based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • We are able to offer these discounts through an increased network of in-house providers, including Masters-Level Practicum Students; mid-level providers of LMFT-Associates, LMSWs in Clinical Supervision, LPC-Interns; and our Fully Licensed LCSW, LMFT, and LPC Therapists.

Any reduction in fees would mean that we could NOT utilize your insurance as it would be on a cash-pay basis only.  When utilizing health insurance for your services, we are obligated to charge the full amount of your copay or deductible per our contract with your insurance company.

COVID-19 Hardship Program

Individuals who may have been laid off, furloughed, lost medical coverage, or experienced reduced hours due to COVID-19 are eligible to receive counseling services for free through May 2021. To qualify, be prepared to upload proof of hardship when completing ​the New Client Form or send this information separately to billing@acfstexas.com.

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