Dr. Whelchel is not affiliated with any health insurance plans. If you have insurance coverage that will reimburse you, Dr. Whelchel will submit claims to your health insurance company on a monthly basis.

If you choose to use your insurance, you should know that this will involve some loss of confidentiality. Insurance companies require you to have a diagnosis of a mental disorder in order for them to cover services. Dr. Whelchel will discuss the risks and benefits of using your insurance coverage with you, if you would like to consider submitting claims for reimbursement.

Insurance companies are notorious for delaying and avoiding payment. Although they usually do ultimately pay for services they cover, you should understand that it may be a slow and difficult process to get payment, particularly at the beginning of treatment.