Paying for Services
We are a small non-profit nestled in the heart of Litchfield County, Connecticut and we have kept true to our mission since 1977. We are committed to keeping our costs down while still investing in the people and the robust clinical programs that have made Wellspring a leader in residential treatment for mental health.
We are here to help and look forward to having a conversation with you.
Adolescent Girls Residential Program
Long Term Residential care is typically not covered by insurance, but residential and education may be covered by your home school district for clients who have an IEP and meet district standards. Wellspring supports families and school districts by working collaboratively through the PPT/CSE/IEP process, depending on your state. We have worked with over 100 school districts, and we have been approved by the Department of Education in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. Wellspring also accepts private pay, and we work with out-of- network insurance based on your insurance plan’s definition of medical necessity on the day of admission.
Adult Women Residential Program: Angelus House
Wellspring’s adult residential program is essentially private pay at the start. We also work with out-of-network insurance based on your insurance plan’s definition of medical necessity on the day of admission. We offer financial assistance to families through our Ann Light Hardship & Support Fund. For residents who have not yet completed high school and are between the ages of 18 -21, education and treatment may be covered by your home school districts through the PPT/CSE/IEP process, depending on your state.
Wellspring is an Out-of-Network Insurance Provider
As an out-of-network insurance provider, Wellspring will call for pre-certification at the time of admission and then we will provide ongoing reviews until denial. We have found that 100% of Wellspring families with an out of network residential benefit have received a pre-authorization for partial treatment care. The reimbursement amount is dependent on your plan. We are happy to offer guidance in navigating the insurance process, but please know that you are your child’s best advocate. Below are a few guidelines that our families have found helpful:
- Contact your insurance company to find out if your plan covers out-of-network residential treatment for mental health.
- Ask your insurance company to provide you with their criteria for determining medically necessary residential treatment, and ask them if preauthorization is required before they will approve admission to a program.
- When insurance is denied, we can help you in your appeal process by providing supporting documentation or copies of medical records.
Private Pay, Discounts and Hardship Fund
To date, 100% of families who have applied for assistance through the Ann Light Hardship & Support Fund have received some assistance.
We are a small non-profit nestled in the heart of Litchfield County, Connecticut and we have kept true to our mission since 1977. We are committed to keeping our costs down while still investing in the people and the robust clinical programs that have made Wellspring a leader in residential treatment for mental health. Over the years, we have helped many families who have become strong supporters of our mission. In the spirit of ‘pay it forward’, donations make it possible for us to offer financial assistance to clients and families who have loved ones at Wellspring.
Please call Nancy Thurston, Director of Admissions at 203-266-8002 to review any questions you may have.