Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if I need to cancel my appointment?
How do I contact my therapist?
At the time of your intake appointment, your therapist will give you their contact information. If you have lost their email or phone number please contact our office at 215-767-7096 so we can provide you with their information again.
What does meeting my deductible mean?
It means that you have paid the amount of Out of Pocket expenses designated by your insurance company. Once your deductible has been met, typically this results in a reduction of your out of pocket expense for your appointments. Customarily, you will then pay a percentage “Co-Insurance” or “Copay” for subsequent visits.
Who checks my deductible?
The policy holder should track where they are in terms of meeting their deductible. Insurance companies process medical claims with variable rate and speed, thus the best and most accurate information can be obtained by the patient contacting their insurance company or utilizing their online insurance profile to assess progress towards satisfying deductible requirements.
How do I get scheduled to see a med provider?
To be eligible for psych services at JSTS you must be in active therapy with one of our clinical therapists. After you begin your therapeutic regimen and complete the necessary paperwork, you will be scheduled to see a PMHNP.
What is a PMHNP?
PMHNP is the acronym for Psychiatric Mental Health-Nurse Practitioner. This license type is a specialty of a CRNP whom focuses on psychiatric needs of patients and is licensed to dispense medications.
Why is therapy required to see a med provider?
At JSTS we utilize medication management as a supplement to psychotherapy and not in reverse order. People are complex and tasked with being able to tolerate stressors, regulate themselves, and progress in multiple domains of their lives simultaneously, creating strain that can benefitted through the psychotherapeutic/counseling process. Should you desire to singularly receive medication management without psychotherapeutic/counseling services, JSTS encourages you to receive services from another provider and/or practice.
Is the psych deposit refundable?
Yes, after services end, your psych refund will be returned to you so long as you do not have an outstanding balance at the practice.