About Higher
Ground Wellness

Higher Ground Wellness was named to promote protection, safety and security throughout your healing. Seeking Higher Ground means to rise above and heal before moving forward and growing into who you want to become.

In order to secure the safety of the community, Higher Ground Wellness works completely virtual to provide you optimized times for appointments and have specialized training with virtual therapy. 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How long are the sessions?

Sessions are held for 55 minutes. We ask that you are in
a confidential space and that you provide 55 minutes of uninterrupted time to meet with your therapist. 

How do I schedule an appointment?

It is best to utilize the contact form below to schedule an appointment with the therapist of your choice. After submitting the contact form, please allow for 24 hours to receive options for scheduling a free phone consultation. During this time, the therapist will inform you of the process of completing paperwork and applications utilized for the session. Everything is virtual, so no need to have a printer or scanner. 

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, we accept some insurance plans through a program called Headway. Insurances include: Aetna, Oxford, United and Optum. During your free phone consult you and your therapist will discuss the process and eligibility.

How much are the sessions?

Session rate is $125 for a 55 minute session. 

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Good Faith Estimate Statement

YOUR RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS AGAINST SURPRISE   MEDICAL BILLS  (OMB Control Number: 0938-1401)   When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing. What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?  When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network. “Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit. “Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care - like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider. You are protected from balance billing for:  Emergency services If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable condition, unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services. Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of-network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections not to be balance billed. If you get other services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance bill you unless you give written consent and give up your protections. You’re never required to give up your protection from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.  When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:  You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers and facilities directly. Your health plan generally must: Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization). Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers. Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits. Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit. If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact: Florida Department of Health 4052 Bald Cypress Way Tallahassee, FL 32399 850 245-4444 Visit https://www.cms.gov/files/document/model-disclosure-notice-patient-protections-against-surprise-billing-providers-facilities-health.pdf for more information about your rights under Federal law.