Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept insurance?
One of the first questions we are often asked is the cost of therapy. At Emerge, we understand that therapy can be expensive and we do everything we can to make therapy affordable for parents.
Emerge is a primarily a private pay clinic and we work hard to keep our charges as low as possible. There are no hidden or ‘facility’ fees which can add $135-150 per treatment session. As a result, Emerge is now one of the the most economical choices for families. We provide all the necessary paperwork and receipts with appropriate codes for families to submit to insurance. We find that most families are reimbursed 50-80 % of the cost of therapy through out-of-network provisions in their insurance plans, although this does vary depending on the type of policy.
We are in-network providers for all Tricare insurance plans, Health Choice and NC Medicaid and reserve a limited number of slots for children under these programs. We will bill these plans directly and collect any co-payments and deductibles as necessary.
Are there other options for funding my child’s therapy?
Large institutions such as IBM, SAS, and UNC Faculty Physicians often offer a separate funding source that may cover the therapy and educational needs of children with special needs. Your personnel director or a phone call to your insurance company can easily confirm your specific benefits.
In the case of documented economic hardship, we may sometimes offer a small scholarship to cover a portion of the cost of therapy.
What is the harm in waiting to see if my child catches up?
The bigger question might be to ask yourself what is the harm of not doing therapy? What is the long-term impact for your child and your family if they continue to struggle with communication, sensory, motor, social and/or behavioral challenges? We know that most children do not outgrow these challenges and those persistent struggles coping with the demands of everyday life often lead to secondary self-esteem, behavioral and/or emotional consequences.