Low Cost Services & Our Sliding Scale Fees
The MidAmerican Psychological Institute is now a participating provider for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Family Health Plan. We also accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO Silver Cross Managed Care, Aetna PPO, Cigna PPO, Medicare, and many other plans. Our clinicians are extremely qualified mental health practitioners, so allow us to help you get connected with our services by checking your authorization and benefits for you.
The State of Illinois does not allow private practice clinics like MPI to accept Medicaid patients, and the state government will not allow our clinic to treat people who have the State Aid card. (We regularly speak to our representatives to try to change those laws.) If you have Medicaid, you can call the Family Counseling Center at 815-722-4384. However, there is one type of Medicaid plan that we can accept: the Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Family Health Plan.
The MidAmerican Psychological Institute provides essential psychological services regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.
Our sliding fee schedule is used to calculate the basic discount and is updated annually using the federal poverty guidelines. Once approved, the discount will be honored for six months, after which the patient must reapply. Qualified clients are eligible for sliding scale fees.
A completed application including required documentation of the home address, household income, and insurance coverage must be on file and approved by the MPI administration office before a discount will be granted. If the applicant appears to be eligible for Medicaid, but does NOT have Medicaid, a written denial of coverage by Medicaid may also be required. To reiterate, the State of Illinois forbids our clinicians to bill for Medicaid.
Adolescent patients seeking confidential care are exempt from the application process, and services are provided at the nominal rate.
Low Cost Psychological Services in the New Lenox and Joliet Area
MidAmerican Psychological Institute proudly serves New Lenox, Joliet, Homer Glen, Orland Park, Tinley Park, and the surrounding areas. For more information about our services or to make an appointment, please contact us or call 815-735-0732.