Fees & Policies

Michelle Salois' hourly rate is $200 per 50-55 minute hour for individual sessions.  

 

If I am on your insurance panel- you may already have a negotiated rate with a copay that your insurance company determines. Insurance panels usually only cover 45 minute sessions.

 

I have a sliding scale based on household income and number of dependents. This fee is discussed on the phone or in the first session. This scale may go as low as $90 per hour.

 

If you need a sliding scale lower than that, I have excellent students and graduates working under my supervision.  That sliding scale can go as low as $1

 

CANCELLATIONS.  I appreciate notice as soon as you know you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, I will do the same for you should I need to reschedule.  Since Insurance does not pay for cancelled sessions; if you have not given 24 hour notice you will be responsible for the total fee (your copay plus what insurance would have paid if you had kept the appointment). 

 

This fee may be waived in cases where Extreme weather or significant contagious illness may necessitate shorter notice  .   

Good Faith Estimate

  • You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost

  • Under the law, health care providers need to give pa-ents who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an es-mate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Es;mate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescrip;on drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • Ask your therapist a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your first appointment

  • . You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

  • For questions or more information about your right to a Good

    Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call

    [314-993-8818]. •