Our nonresidential treatment programs include Day Treatment (also known as partial hospitalization or PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP). The base program cost of a 20-day stay in Day Treatment is $10,000. The base program cost of a 20-day stay in Intensive Outpatient is $8,000. A 20-day stay in Day Treatment includes treatment from 10AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday, for about 1 month.
These nonresidential programs are in-network with several managed care organizations, including: Aetna, Beacon Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Magellan, and Optum.
The cost of treatment reflects our evidence-based individualized therapies, expert multidisciplinary treatment team, holistic hands-on and expressive therapies, integrated nutrition and healthy living activities, and respectful facilities.
Payment Due at Admission
For clients admitting directly to the Day Treatment level of care, on the day of admission, the individual accepting financial responsibility is required to prepay for the first 20 days of treatment, as well as a $2,500 admission fee. Please note that the financially responsible party may not be the individual who will receive treatment (i.e. the client).
If the Skyland Trail nonresidential day treatment program is in-network with your insurance company, we will bill admissions costs directly to your insurance company. The financially responsible party will be responsible for any uncovered program fees or services; out-of-pocket expenses; and associated co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance fees.
If Skyland Trail is not in-network with your insurance company, you will be billed directly, and payment is due at the time of admission.
Professional Services Expenses
Daily base program fees do not include the following professional services: (1) psychiatry fees, (2) wellness clinic fees, related laboratory fees or procedures (3) family therapy, (4) drug and alcohol screenings, (5) psychological testing or (6) medications. Laboratory charges will in some cases be billed directly from an outside vendor. Many of these professional services expenses may be covered by your insurance provider. If these services qualify for in-network coverage, Skyland Trail will bill your insurance provider directly and will bill you for any associated co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance fees.
Using Your Insurance
If Skyland Trail has a contract with your insurance company for our nonresidential programs, we will seek preauthorization for treatment and bill your insurance company directly. Skyland Trail will bill you directly for any uncovered program fees or services; out-of-pocket expenses; and associated co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance fees. Please note that authorization is not a guarantee of payment.
As a nonprofit organization, Skyland Trail offers a need-based financial aid program. Families who complete the financial assistance application at admission and demonstrate financial need may receive assistance that covers up to 20 percent of treatment costs.
Length of Stay
Length of stay varies from client to client. Our minimum length of stay is 8 weeks. On average, clients who admit directly to our day treatment program participate in treatment a total of 2 to 3 months. On average, clients who admit to our residential treatment program participate in treatment a total of about 4 months, spending about 2 months in residential treatment and an additional 2 months in day treatment and/or intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Day Treatment Program