Emergencies: Call the office (423-899-0024) and follow the menu instructions. Your provider will be paged and will return your call as soon as possible. On weekends, a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner is on call for all clinical staff. If you are unable to contact BHA staff, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
Non-Emergencies: Call the office (423-899-0024). You may leave a message with the office staff or follow the menu instructions to leave a voice mail message. If you know your provider’s voice mail extension (on the back of your appointment card), you may bypass the menu options and enter the number 9 followed by the 2 digit extension to be sent straight to their personal voicemail. These extensions are listed on the Clinicians page.
Please refer to our list below of policies that will incur personal responsibility charges.
You have a right to a detailed explanation of charges and payments. Staff will discuss this with you when you start treatment and as needed thereafter. Please notify the Business Office if you have any questions or concerns.
Payment is required at the time of service. Payment can be by cash, check, or credit/debit card.
Some insurance carriers require that we bill them directly. In these cases, you will be responsible for your deductible and/or co pay only. We do not bill other carriers, but we will provide you assistance in completing the required forms. You will then be reimbursed by your insurance company for their portion of your treatment cost. BHA staff can tell you which companies we are required to bill directly. Please be aware that insurance companies sometimes give incorrect information about benefits. If your insurance company later changes their information, we will notify you to correct your account. If you fail to give correct insurance information or notify us of any changes to your policy, you will be liable for any denied charges due to the delay.
As noted previously, failure to pay your bill will result in the account being turned over to a collection agency.
Your first visit will be arranged by our staff. It may be necessary to obtain approval for your visit from your insurance company before your appointment. Later appointments can be scheduled by contacting the Business Office.
Referral forms for new patients are listed under the Patient Forms page.
We require that all cancellations be made at least 24 hours, 1 business day in advance. Failure to give a 24 hour business day notice will result in a charge that is the patient’s responsibility to pay.
For your convenience, you may leave a message on our voice mail to obtain a refill with our office nurse, Peggy Solomon. Please leave your name; phone number; medication name, strength, and amount; and the pharmacy name and number. To keep from being without medication, please allow 72 hours for all refills. Refills will NOT be called in on Fridays or weekends. There may be a $25 charge for refills after missed or late cancellation appointments.
Payment due at the time of service. You will be expected to pay the full allowable charges until the deductible has been satisfied. Anything outside of your 30-45 minute appointment with your provider may incur an additional charge. Listed below are common additional charges, but this is not an all-inclusive list.