DO YOU ACCEPT HEALTH INSURANCE?
No. Unfortunately, the health insurance system is quite unfriendly to mental health providers. Between extremely low payments, high administrative/paperwork load, and insurers being allowed to dictate treatment length and type, we find that we are not comfortable participating in this system. We are considered Out of Network providers.
WHAT ARE "OUT OF NETWORK" BENEFITS?
Out of Network (OON) providers are any healthcare provider who has not entered into a contract with your insurance plan. All Sunlight Psych providers are considered OON because we do not participate in insurance networks. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be eligible to receive full or partial reimbursement for healthcare fees paid to OON providers (like us). When using OON benefits, you pay fees directly to the provider at the time of service, and then pursue reimbursement from your insurance plan. To learn more about your potential OON benefits, recommend that you call your insurance plan and ask them these questions:
What is my Out of Network coverage?
Do I need to meet a deductible before using Out of Network coverage, or can I start now?
If I were to pay $250 for a therapy session, how much would you reimburse?
WHAT IS A "SUPER BILL"?
A super bill is a detailed receipt for medical services. It includes the date of services, procedure codes to clarify which exact services you received, amount paid, and any diagnosis that you have been diagnosed with by the provider.
DO YOU ACCEPT ANY EMPLOYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (EAP)?
Dr. Vaudrey is currently paneled with Lyra Health. Lyra is an EAP that covers many major tech and biochemical companies, as well as large chains such as McDonalds and Starbucks. One major local company that uses Lyra benefits is AmGen! Ask your HR department whether your company is contracted with Lyra Health. Be sure to specify you are a Lyra patient when you reach out, since only one of our providers is paneled with Lyra at this time.
DO YOU HAVE ANY RESOURCES TO HELP ME NAVIGATE THIS?
Yes! We recommend this article for a more detailed explanation of WHY so few mental health providers work with insurance, and how to explore your OON options: https://mywellbeing.com/therapy-101/insurance
We also recommend the Reimbursify app which helps streamline your experience of submitting super bills for reimbursement: https://reimbursify.com/individual-page/