At Austin Child Guidance Center, we understand that children with mental health needs face a lot of challenges. For families seeking care, we don’t want the cost of treatment to be a barrier to care or add to an already stressful family setting.
Through the generous gifts of individual donors, foundations, corporations and state, county and city municipalities, we do our best to find solutions that work for your family.
Our team will discuss your needs, resources such as insurance, and specific payment options as part of the Intake process.
Insurance We Take
We accept: Aetna, Ambetter, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Dell Children's Health Plan, Magellan, Sendero Idealcare, Superior Health Plan, Traditional Medicaid, Tricare, United Health Care.
Clients covered under insurance providers accepted by ACGC are billed according to the terms of their benefits. Administrative staff verify and confirms insurance eligibility prior to service. Insured clients must provide ACGC with valid insurance information.
If we accept your insurance, ACGC will file relevant claims on your behalf. Even if your insurance can be used, it may cover only part of the fee for service. You are responsible for any remaining balance according to your plan benefits.
Sliding Scale for Financial Assistance
As part of our effort to serve all families, especially those with financial needs, ACGC offers a sliding fee scale.
We will consider circumstances such as household income and family size and regular/standard living expenses to calculate the percent of service fees qualified clients will be responsible for paying.
In order to verify eligibility for the sliding scale, the Intake Specialist will request proof of income (paystub, statement, etc.) at the time of service.
If receiving services on site, payments are collected at the time of your arrival. Payment for teletherapy service is collected using a credit card on file.
ACGC accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Grant Funded Crime Victims Services
If your child has been a victim of a crime please ask the intake specialist about grant-funded service options for which you may be eligible.