Services Provided by Coastal Behavioral Health

Coastal Behavioral Health provides a wide array of services including psychological evaluations, psychoeducational evaluations, and individual therapy. It is important that my clients get the best care possible, which is why I provide only evidence-based services.
Individual Services Include:
  • Bariatric surgery                                    
  • Transplant 
  • Chronic pain 
  • Other chronic or terminal illness
  • Oncology
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Life changes and stress
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Insomnia and sleep disturbance
  • Relapse prevention and substance use concerns
  • Smoking cessation
  • Mindfulness based interventions
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Pre-surgical Evaluation
Evaluation Services Include:
  • Gifted Testing
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities (Reading, Math, Writing)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Cognitive Impairment/Dementia
  • Bariatric Surgery Pre-Surgical Evaluation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Pre-Surgical Evaluation
  • Solid Organ Transplant Psychological Evaluation
What to Expect During an Evaluation:
  • Completion of a diagnostic interview that takes approximately 1 hour
  • Completion of testing over two to three approximately 3-hour sessions (can be 1- or 2-hours as needed)
  • Completion of any school observations as needed
  • Approximately 10 business days after final testing session or school observation to score testing, interpret results, and write report
  • Completion of a 90-minute feedback session in which test results and recommendations will be reviewed
  • Finalized report will be sent to you one business day after completion of the feedback session. A copy of the report can be faxed directly to the school if desired upon completion of a Release of Information form. 
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Fees for Service

Dr. Toni currently accepts Medicare Part B, Optum (United Healthcare, Oscar, UMR, Oxford United Healthcare) Aetna, and Behavioral Services Network. Services may be in-part or fully covered by your insurance provider. Please call Dr. Toni at 954-271-3397 to discuss your insurance benefits, associated co-payments/co-insurance and deductibles, and potential need for approval by your primary care physician for services prior to the evaluation or the initial appointment.

Otherwise, Dr. Toni is considered an out of network provider. Dr. Toni is able to submit claims to SOME out of network insurance companies on the behalf of the patient. Services may be in-part or fully covered by your insurance provider. In other circumstances, the full fee is expected at time of appointment and Dr. Toni will provide a superbill for potential reimbursement directly to you. Reimbursement is dependent on out of newtwork benefits and plan details. Please call Dr. Toni at 954-271-3397 to discuss your insurance benefits, associated co-payments/co-insurance and deductibles, and potential need for approval by your primary care physician for services prior to the evaluation or the initial appointment.

For patients who elect to not use their insurance, the cost of therapy sessions is $150. A sliding scale fee is available for those who qualify. 

Full fee or co-payment/co-insurance payment for individual therapy is expected at the time of service. Cash, check, and all major credit cards are the current accepted forms of payment. 

For testing services, half of the fee is due at the initial appointment. This payment is non-refundable. The second half of payment is due prior to the feedback session. If utilizing insurance, please keep in mind testing services rendered may not be covered or may only be partially covered.





 

Cancelation Policy

24 hours advanced notice of cancellation is required. A cancellation fee of $70 is subject to be billed if you do not give at least 24 hours notice out of respect to other clients who may utilize your appointment time and other clinicians utilizing offices. 

The No Surprises Act

As of January 1, 2022 the No Surprises Act went into effect regarding healthcare services. This means if you are a cash pay patient or utilizing out of network benefits you are entitled to a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) from Dr. Toni by the date of your first appointment. 

The Good Faith Estimate shows the cost of services that are reasonably expected for your mental healthcare needs. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate is created.

 

The Good Faith Estimate does NOT include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill.

 

If you are billed for more than your provided Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill. You may contact the Dr. Toni to let her know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask her to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available.

 

You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill.

 

There is a $25 fee to use the dispute services. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on the Good Faith Estimate provided to you by Dr. Toni. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.

 

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