No client will be denied services based on the ability to pay.  No deposits will be accepted to secure transitional living bed space.   When available, Step 1 will utilize SAPTA/BHPT funds to pay for the clients transitional living expenses.  However, the client will still be required to obtain employment within two weeks of admission. 

As a client of the Step 1 Transitional Living Program you will be given a unique opportunity to reside in this facility without paying a fee for rent. However, you must begin a savings account immediately to begin saving to move out after 90 days.  This is mandatory in lieu of charging you rent.  Your weekly Savings amount will be according to the scale below and is contingent upon your providing verifying information. Such documentation will be provided so your savings rate can be determined. You will be required to save each week and provide proof with a deposit slip or by saving with the Step 1 Administrative Office.  All monies saved will be returned to you upon exit.

Client savings fees will be assessed utilizing an in-house sliding fee scale.  An agreement will made during intake and the signed/initialed agreement retained in the client chart.  Rates are in accordance with Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Counseling Rates will be contingent upon client enrolling in Medicaid and/or a health insurance plan that covers behavioral health issues.  Step 1 currently accepts Medicaid and/or Amerigroup Insurance.

All clients will be assessed for Medicaid eligibility and enrollment.  If the client is covered, Step 1 staff will submit claims to the health care organization for reimbursement and payment of applicable services.

When services are covered or partially covered by a third party, Step 1 will work directly with the third party on the client’s behalf (with signed release and consents).  For partial payments by a third party, the client will be responsible to pay the difference.

Step 1 is not presently an HPN provider.  As such, should a client choose to enter our facility or seek counseling services, fees will be discounted at the “self-pay” rate.