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does anyone know if couples therapy, marriage counseling is covered by insurance?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Jan. 27, 2011 in Relationships

Answers (10)
  • Depends on your insurance.
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 9:43 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Call your insurance company..
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:48 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • It all depends on your insurance. Some insurance plans cover counseling under certain circumstances for a certain number of visits. Sometimes your company will have an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) that may/may not cover a number of visits. Most EAPs do not cover marriage counseling, but are only for acute circumstances that are outside a person's control like grief, depression...
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 9:51 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • No it's not usually. It's an elective, which is like getting breast implants. It is not a medical emergency or neccessity, so most (or all) insurances won't cover it.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:31 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Not with ours, but since Obamacare came around our insurance isn't worth much. I would call your company and find out from them.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 11:12 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Some insurances do cover it. Mine covered 12 visits.
    rio_burb

    Answer by rio_burb at 11:22 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • PS - It was Blue Cross Blue Shield at the time.
    rio_burb

    Answer by rio_burb at 11:22 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Depends on the coverage
    brieri

    Answer by brieri at 1:45 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Moat of it is. Just depends on you coverage you have. All most all ins covers any type of counseling.
    Faith196

    Answer by Faith196 at 7:25 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Depends on the insurance. You can call the # on the back of the card and they will be able to tell you for sure. Couples counselling is normally covered if you have any sort of psychiatric coverage. If it isn't covered talk to your doctor there are normally many places that do their services based on income. Also if you are part of a church the church might help cover the cost of a Christian counselor. Hope that helps and good luck!
    PennyMom

    Answer by PennyMom at 1:08 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

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