Answer: The cost of treatment services is dependent on the individual needs of each patient and the specific level of care that is recommended. A rough cost estimate for outpatient treatment is $7,000-8,000 whereas residential can cost $21,000-28,000.
Question: What payment methods are accepted?
Answer: Fountain Centers accepts payment from commercial insurance, private payers and the Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund (CCDTF) and participates in most southern Minnesota provider networks. A payment plan can be arranged for self-pay on an individual basis.
Question: Do you accept Medical Assistance?
Answer: We do not accept straight Medical Assistance, however if a person qualifies for Medical Assistance, they will likely qualify for the Minnesota Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund (CCDTF) or a state issued health plan. CCDTF funds are accessed through chemical dependency assessors in the county of residence. This process is known as a Rule 25 assessment. The CCDTF incurs no cost to the family.
Question: What funding options are there if I don’t have insurance? If I don’t qualify for county funding?
Answer: If there is no insurance coverage, or CCDTF ineligible, arrangements can be made for divided payments to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea over a maximum of three months, or assistance with obtaining a medical loan from a lender if a longer period of repayment is required. For self-pay individuals, a down payment of one-third of the estimated cost of services is required.
The Dr. Mark Donaldson – Fountain Centers Patient Support Fund may be a financial source you can access to help cover costs associated with treatment. We understand the concerns about investing in treatment care and yet, we don’t want financial reasons to be a road block to receiving that care. Please contact Fountain Centers to discuss options if you have this financial concern.
Question: What is the eligibility criteria for the Dr. Mark Donaldson-Fountain Centers Patient Support Fund?
Answer: The Dr. Mark Donaldson-Fountain Centers Patient Support Fund was established to assist those whose financial situations prevent them from receiving chemical dependency treatment. Funds are used for eligible patients or their family members to help with treatment costs or other necessary support items or services. Financial assistance from the patient support fund is typically granted during or after the treatment episode is complete. The decision to aware assistance from the patient support fund may take into consideration patient motivation, progress on treatment goals and satisfaction of post-treatment recommendations. Contact a Fountain Centers at 1-800-533-1616 to learn more.