All of our relationships with new patients begin with an intake consultation.
What to expect
At this hour-long appointment, we will begin with a conversation about the hopes and dreams you share with and for your child. From there we develop an individualized, comprehensive evaluation and work collaboratively with you to design a one-of-a-kind plan to support the specific needs and goals of your child and family. All possible modalities are explored to provide a host of strategies and create the combination of services that will be most effective at stimulating progress and fostering success. A variety of cutting edge technologies are utilized to support training, feedback and coaching.
We accept the following plans:
• Capital Blue Cross
• Highmark Blue Shield
• United Healthcare
If your insurance provider is not listed here, please realize that some insurance providers may partially or completely reimburse for services depending on your coverage. Please check with your provider to review your coverage and to determine if reimbursement is possible.
At this time, we are unable to accept Medical Assistance Plans. The following are Medical Assistance plans that are NOT accepted: Any MA products including the following: Amerihealth Mercy, Amerihealth Caritas, United Healthcare Community Plan.
Please note that a single plan may actually have different deductibles for different services. If you are receiving services for Speech and/or OT and also seeing a mental health professional, you may actually have different deductibles for each. Please check and make sure that you understand your financial responsibility for deductibles.
As of January 1, 2016, if you are scheduled for a specialist appointment, we will collect the specialist copay. Specialists include Speech, OT, and in some cases mental health. Please check your plan to make sure you understand your financial responsibility for copays or coinsurances. All copays MUST be collected at time of service or the appointment will be cancelled.
Please note: the two steps below are for NEW patients only.
To get started:
To begin, please call CICS at 610-770-1800 to request an appointment. Please have your insurance information on hand at the time of your call. When you have an appointment scheduled, please proceed to Step 2.
Once your intake appointment has been scheduled, we ask that you please complete the CICS New Patient form packet in its entirety to bring with you to your intake appointment. If your child has been seen by a CHOP physician in the last 2 years, please let the front desk know as well. We appreciate your taking the time and effort to complete this step ahead of time!
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The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
▪ Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which we are required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
▪ If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, we must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
▪ If a client intends to harm himself or herself, we will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, we will take further measures without their permission that are provided to us by law in order to ensure their safety.