Funding, Fees & Accreditations
Billing & Patient Financial Services
The Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit community mental health center. We have contracts with various health care programs (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, HMO and some commercial insurances), the Department of Children and Families and Palm Beach County that may cover part of the cost of care. Also, we are required to charge a fee for our services. Thus, you will be required to cover any charges not covered by the health care programs at the time of service.
Please refer to the appropriate category below to determine your financial responsibility.
IF YOU HAVE:
Medicare, Insurance or Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Coverage
Many of our services are covered by Medicare and private insurances. As a patient courtesy, we will submit your charges to the insurance provided. However, it is your responsibility to provide us with the necessary information on each visit or admission.
You will be billed for the full amount of the deductible, co-insurance and/or co-payment and all non-covered services will be billed to you according to our discounted fee schedule.
If you belong to an HMO, please review your policy instructions. Most require that you obtain prior authorization and referral for psychiatric services. If we have a contract with your HMO, you will only be required to pay for designated deductibles, co-insurance and/or co-payment for covered services. If prior approval is not obtained prior to services rendered and results in a denial of payment by your HMO, you will be responsible for full payment of services. If your HMO will not refer you to the Center, you may still come here for services but you will then be responsible for the full amount of our charges, that is, no discount will be given.
If you have Medicaid coverage, you will not have to pay for services covered by Medicaid. We currently accept:
- State of Florida Medicaid
- Magellan Medicaid
- Molina Medicaid
- Humana Medicaid
- Prestige Medicaid
- Sunshine (Cenpatico) Medicaid
- Beacon Health Options
You are responsible for payment of services that Medicaid does not cover according to our discounted fee schedule.
Financial Responsibility – Payment Due at Time of Service
The Jerome Golden Center will never turn anyone away due to inability to pay; however, there is a cost to all services provided and a fee will be charged for each service you receive.
In order to assist you with your financial obligations, Jerome Golden Center will work with you to see if you qualify for a discount based upon your household income and the number of persons residing in your home. Please bring supporting documentation in order for us to determine if you qualify for a discount.
Your portion of payment is due at the time of service. Please stop by the finance office prior to each visit to pay your fee. Inpatient charges will be billed on a monthly basis.
Should you need a more individualized estimate of your charges, your case manager, therapist or client account representative will be able to assist you. Please contact them at (561) 383-5924 or (561) 383-5772 to receive a more personalized estimate of charges and other information. All health care practitioners providing service are employed by the Center and participate in all health care plans the Center is contracted with. You may obtain information about our health care practitioners by calling 561-383-5924 or 561-383-5772.
In addition to fees and insurance reimbursements, Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health, Inc. receives funding for its programs and services through contracts with a variety of funders, including but not limited to the:
Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County
City of West Palm Beach
Florida Department of Children and Families
Florida Department of Health
Frenchman’s Creek Charities Foundation
Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
Palm Healthcare Foundation
Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network
Jerome Golden Center is accredited by Joint Commission and Non Profits First.
Please send your tax-deductible donation to:
Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health, Inc.
Linda De Piano, Ph.D., CEO
1041 45th Street West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
For more information, call 561.383.5725.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800.435.7352) www.800helpfla.com WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.