Fees for Licensed Clinicians
If clinicians are called to court to testify, there will be a charge for this. Consult with your therapist about the fee.
|Annual Income||Session Rate||Intake and Crisis||Group Fee|
|Up to $20,000||$20||$30||$20|
|$75,000 & Above||$110||$135||$60|
The sliding fee scale is based upon the individual's or family's income.
Sliding Fee Scale
(uninsured individuals only)
In time, people began to ask that our clinicians be a part of their insurance panels and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) panels to meet their needs as well. While the Center does accept major insurance company and EAP reimbursements, we still have as our targeted population individuals and families who might not be able to afford counseling due to financial strain.
As the Center has moved toward assisting clinicians working toward their license or certification, we continue to work with both uninsured and insured individuals. Our fees are listed below.
Fees for Services
In the winter of 2004, a group of local residents and professionals wanted to create a community counseling center to meet the needs of individuals who were uninsured, under-insured or whose financial situation might be a barrier to getting the counseling they need. They created Coastal Counseling Center with a start-up grant and with the generous help of Southeast Georgia Health System/Camden Campus, office space was given for counseling services to be provided. A sliding fee scale was established as an investment on the part of the client towards his or her treatment.
Coastal Counseling Center is making application to the National Health Service Corps to be a recognized provider. As such, we have agreed to provide a specific discount to those whose income is at or below the 200% federal poverty level. The nominal fee is set by the NHSC at $5.00 per session. Patients requesting this special rate are required to make application for this rate. Please click the button to the right for this application.
For more information about poverty level guidelines, please visit the HHS website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.
We accept Tricare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United, Aetna, and Humana Insurance Plans.
For Georgia Medicaid CMOs, we accept Wellcare, AmeriGroup, PeachState, and Care Source plans. We do not take Medicaid or Medicare.
Dale Blanton accepts several Employee Assistance Plans (EAP) including Military One Source, ESPYR, Magellan, ComPsych, EAP Consultants, Aetna EAP, United EAP and others.
Costs for Services Mandated by the Legal System
Coastal Counseling Center is specifically a behavioral health practice. We have been invited to be providers for court-ordered anger management and substance abuse counseling. In situations where a client is mandated by the court, probation/parole or is referred by an attorney, the Center has a separate fee schedule for mandated services. Again, the sliding fee scale does not apply to court-mandated clients. Payment for services is expected at the time that service is delivered. Those costs are as follows:
Several have asked to set-up their payments automatically on their credit/debit card. By clicking the red button to the left, a secureform will open in a new tab for you to complete. This form comes right to our office.
Coastal Counseling Center
National Health Service Corps Sliding Fee Schedule Discount Rate