CONTACT:

katehallidaylcsw@gmail.com

607-279-5439 (phone or text)

Please email or call me to ask about an appointment; best to do both, to be certain. I try to return calls within 24 hours.

(If you are feeling suicidal or unsafe, please call the Crisis Line: 607-272-1616, or go to your nearest hospital emeregency room.)

If my outgoing voicemail says I'm not taking new patients, please go to the "resources and links" page on this site for suggestions about resources to try.

FEES:

$140 per session.

$140 per hour for supervision. (Hours of supervision with me contribute to your Certification as an AEDP clinician.)

I am always willing to discuss sliding my fee, based on your need. Please ask if I have reduced fee spaces available.

PAYMENT:

Payment is made at each session.

I accept payment in cash, PayPal, or credit card. To pay by PayPal, use this link: paypal.me/Katehalliday 

If you use a credit card, there will be a 3% surcharge to cover the costs from the Square company.

INSURANCE:

As of January 1, 2017, I have withdrawn from all insurance company panels except Medicare and New York State need-based insurance. 

The majority of insurance carriers cover at least some portion of my services, if you choose to use insurance. You can phone the number for customer service on the back of your insurance card, and ask how they reimburse for out of network providers. They will want to know my credentials; I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

I shall gladly help you create a prototype form for getting reimbursed from your insurance company. We can keep this on file for you to submit monthly.

OTHER NOTES:

When you use your health insurance for therapy, you are agreeing to allow the company to access the records of meetings you have with me. This compromises your confidentiality. (See below) Some people elect not to use insurance, for this reason.

Therapy fees are considered a tax deductible medical expense; keep a record of your payments.

Clients are expected to pay for sessions cancelled with fewer than 24 hours notice except for in emergency situations, because I will not be able to fill that space.

CONFIDENTIALITY:

Your rights as a patient are covered under the "HIPPA" laws. When we first meet, I shall ask you to sign a copy of the following document for my records:

Your Medical Records

Health care professional and medical files:

The Privacy Rule gives you, with few exceptions, the right to inspect, review, and receive a copy of your medical records and billing records that are held by health plans and health care providers covered by the Privacy Rule.

Access:

Only you or your personal representative has the right to access your records. A health care provider or health plan may send copies of your records to another provider or health plan only as needed for treatment or payment or with your permission.

The Privacy Rule does not require the health care provider or health plan to share information with other providers or plans.

HIPAA gives you important rights to access your medical record and to keep your information private.

Charges:

A provider cannot deny you a copy of your records because you have not paid for the services you have received. However, a provider may charge for the reasonable costs for copying and mailing the records. The provider cannot charge you a fee for searching for or retrieving your records.

Provider’s Psychotherapy Notes:

You do not have the right to access a provider’s psychotherapy notes. Psychotherapy notes are notes that a mental health professional takes during a conversation with a patient. They are kept separate from the patient’s medical and billing records. HIPAA also does not allow the provider to make most disclosures about psychotherapy notes about you without your authorization.

Corrections:

If you think the information in your medical or billing record is incorrect, you can request a change, or amendment, to your record. The health care provider or health plan must respond to your request. If it created the information, it must amend inaccurate or incomplete information. If the provider or plan does not agree to your request, you have the right to submit a statement of disagreement that the provider or plan must add to your record.

**If you have any questions about anything on this page, please contact me!**