Insurance options

Choosing to bill for counseling sessions through your insurance carrier is an important decision you must make. According to federal regulations, you may choose to pay out-of-pocket and NOT bill through your insurance policy. Clients who so opt are called, “Self Pay Clients.” Should this be your preference, we (North Shore Counseling, Ltd.) would NOT have the authorization to share your records with your insurance company. The decision you make at the outset of services may be reversed at any time by completing a new form and updating your file.

North Shore Counseling is “in-network” with the following providers:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Behavioral Health

We will bill most other insurance companies as an “out of network” provider, or we will accept payment at the time of services and provide clients with an “insurance ready receipt” which they can use to get reimbursed directly from their insurance company.

Our Insurance Verification Form can be found among our Intake Forms. Use this form to express your preference to be a Self Pay Client or an “Insurance Client.” You can use page two of the Insurance Verification Form to communicate with your insurance company and determine your benefits & out-of-pocket expenses BEFORE you make that decision!