Policies & Fees
Details of policies and fees for Mariefrance Cote, LMFT private practice.
Payment: Payment is due at the time of your session and should be made out to Mariefrance Cote. Please refer to Fee Policy form for more information. Monthly billing cycles are available upon request and, in this situation, payment will be due upon receipt of your invoice. It is your responsibility to pay for services rendered. If your session time runs over, you may be charged for the extra time. You will be charged a prorated fee for any out-of-office time I spend on your or your child’s case, including but not limited to: telephone calls, review of records, travel time, report writing, letter writing, or contact with other professionals/individuals/agencies regarding your case.
Cancellations and missed sessions: Your appointment is a time reserved solely for you on a weekly basis, unless arranged otherwise with me. If you are late, your session will still end at the predesignated time and the fee for the full session still applies. In the case of an unforeseeable event or sickness 48-hours’ notice is required if you need to cancel your appointment. Sessions cancelled with less than 24-hours’ notice will be billed for the full fee, unless we are able to find a mutually agreeable time to reschedule in the same week. If cancellation is made with 24-48-hours’ notice, you will be charged 50% of your fee, unless we are able to find a mutually agreeable time to reschedule in the same week. In the case of a minor, the parent/guardian is responsible for notifying me of any cancellations. If you ask your child to cancel a future appointment and he/she forgets to do so, you will be charged for a missed session.
Insurance and reimbursement: I will provide you with an Invoice/Statement of Services upon request. You are responsible for collecting reimbursement from your insurance provider.
Court-related work: Should I be involved in any legal proceedings as a result of your involvement in those proceedings, you will be charged a fee of $150 per 50-minute hour with a three hour minimum. This applies to any time I spend on the case, including but not limited to: depositions, telephone calls, review of records, travel time, photocopying, report writing, letter writing, or contact with other professionals, individuals, or entities regarding your case.
Please contact me to discuss current fees. Sliding Scale available.
Cash, checks, and credit card payment accepted. There is a $3 fee for credit card payment.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap...
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- Robert Louis Stevenson