Worcester Providence Counseling Services is made up of four
individual clinicians in private practice. Our philosophy
is that what you need out of treatment is for you to decide,
not your insurance company.
At WOPRO we are committed to providing you with
affordable choices and we value your right to
confidential behavioral health care. Clients who want to
maintain privacy rights are encouraged to pay the clinician
directly for services rendered ("fee for service"). Check
with your insurance company about accessing "out of network"
providers. Our licensed clinicians will be happy to provide
you with a bill that you submit to your insurance company
If you decide to access your health insurance benefits
please understand that we will be required to
give you a psychiatric diagnosis and disclose other personal
information to your insurance company.
Although federal regulations do cover confidentiality (see
HIPAA/Document’s Tab), your managed care plan (MCP) has the
right to request information from your therapist on
risk factors, current stressors in your life, history of
substance abuse treatment, what you are working on in
therapy and the progress being made. Furthermore, this lack
of confidentiality could impact your minor children even
more negatively. Should they ever desire to apply for
certain jobs, to certain colleges or educational programs,
such as law enforcement or the military, information in
their insurance files could be used against them.
If your concerns meet their definition of "medical
necessity", your insurance company will decide whom you can
see for health care and how often. They will limit your
At Worcester Providence Counseling Services, we are devoted
to the client and informing him/her/them of the choices at
hand so they might make the best decision possible. We
understand that private pay is not an option for everyone
and that a large majority of the insurance companies
offering mental health care are quality organizations
devoted to the best interest of those they cover. Simply
stated, we feel you should be an informed consumer of any
and all care you receive.