The residential treatment program at Skyland Trail is in-network with Aetna an Magellan and is non-contracted (private pay only) for all other insurance carriers. The base program cost of a 30-day stay in residential care is $28,500.
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. Residential clients receive a private bedroom and private bathroom.
Clients who complete the full recommended length of stay in our program (an average of 4 months across all levels of care) will transition to a nonresidential level of care like day treatment when clinically appropriate (usually after about 2 months). Our nonresidential treatment programs accept private insurance and are in-network with several major insurance companies.
Payment Due at Admission
On the day of admission, the individual accepting financial responsibility for the client's treatment is required to prepay for the first 30 days of residential 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).
Professional Services Expenses
Skyland Trail separates some professional services from the base daily program fee to enable more families to use their insurance plans to cover what are often covered as in-network services. 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 Out-of-Network Insurance
If you would like to seek reimbursement for residential treatment program fees with your non-contracted insurance company, you have two choices. If you want to seek reimbursement yourself by submitting claims, we will provide an itemized bill for submission to your insurance company. However, we also can refer you to a third party insurance advocate, SJ Health Insurance Advocates. If out-of-network benefits are available, SJ Health can coordinate pre-authorizations, coordinate utilization reviews, and submit claims, which may help you maximize your reimbursement.
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 to our residential treatment program participate in treatment a total of 4 months, spending about 2 months in residential treatment and an additional 2 months in our nonresidential day treatment and/or intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Our nonresidential treatment programs are in-network with several major insurance companies. If Skyland Trail has a contract with your insurance company for our nonresidential programs, when the client transitions to nonresidential care, 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.
Residential Treatment Program