Most Kaiser insurance plan holders must go to an actual Kaiser Permanente clinic building and see one of their employees for counseling. However, if you have the “Added Choice” option as part of your insurance plan, you are able to receive services outside of Kaiser if you find a provider that takes First Choice Health Network PPO.
If you’d like to have me bill your Kaiser insurance, I’m able to do so. As a preferred provider for First Choice in Eugene, Oregon, I am both in-network and can bill under Kaiser Permanente’s “Added Choice” plan. This means that your health insurance will cover your treatment when seeing me for mental health therapy and counseling.
How this affects you: When you schedule a session with me, I will check with Kaiser Permanente to find out what your copayment amount will be. Each time we meet, your insurance can be billed. You’ll receive an Explanation of Benefit (EOB) statement from Kaiser describing their coverage and payment for your counseling. You’ll also want to make sure to bring your insurance card and photo ID with you to your first session.
How often can I be seen for therapy? Kaiser does not limit how often you can attend therapy, however being seen once every week or two is the most common.