Billing and Insurance

Every patient’s billing, like every patient’s treatment, is unique. There are many insurance companies, and many different plans within those companies. Each insurance plan has its own special quirks and exceptions. There are variations in the number of visits allowed per year, the amount of co-payment required, and how much of your history your insurance company will demand to know before paying their share of the bill.

Participating Provider

Salem Psychiatric Associates is a participating provider for several insurance companies. They include:

  • EBMS (First Choice Health Network)
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Providence
  • United Health Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield- Regence and HMA
  • MHN (HealthNet)

As a courtesy to our patients, we bill most insurance plans, including secondary coverage. Though we try to verify benefits prior to your first visit, please be aware that information about your coverage does not guarantee payment.

Co-Payment and Deductibles

Co-pays and deductibles are due at the time of your visit. We accept VISA and Mastercard. It is definitely best to stay current, but other arrangements can be made if necessary.

Please check with your insurance if deductible applies for these services and how much you have. If we don’t have the deductible information at the time of your visit, we’ll charge you $100 to apply to that visit.


Statements are sent monthly unless you have a zero balance. Statements will indicate if your insurance has been billed, and how much has been paid. Most insurance companies take 4 – 8 weeks to process and pay claims.

If you’re without insurance, or choose not to use it, payment in full is expected at the time of service. Special payment plans can be made by talking with our billing department at 503-315-8646 before your appointment.

Still Have A Question?

Don’t hesitate to call our billing department at 503-315-8646. Though payment for therapy is your responsibility, we’ll assist you in your efforts to pay your bill.