COVID-19 UPDATE: WE ARE FULLY OPERATIONAL, TELEHEALTH SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL EXISTING AND NEW PATIENTS
Dr. Elana Rimler
56 Melrose Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Tel.: (917)833-5069

Payment Information

 

 

Dr. Rimler does not accept insurance plans. She is considered an out of network provider. You will have to pay the full price of the session upfront, but you have the option of submitting your bill to your insurance provider.

Please speak to Dr. Rimler about her therapy rates. She offers a sliding scale and can also offer a scholarship once 6 group slots are filled. Group therapy is also a way to address your therapeutic concerns at a lower cost. Please read more information of Dr. Rimler’s group therapy on this site.

What are some benefits of not utilizing your insurance provider to pay for psychotherapy?

Freedom and Control

You get to choose your own therapist, rather than exhaust a usually outdated list of panel providers. You also get to set your session goals and the amount of time you need in treatment. You have the freedom to decide with Dr. Rimler which treatments will work best for you and may feel more empowered to play a more active role in your care.

Flexible Session Offerings:

You can have 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour session times. Sometimes people choose to have sessions more than once per week or have more frequent contact when in crisis.

Sessions can be held via telehealth (you will need to confirm with your insurance provider if they will cover this service)

For working/single parents who would like help for themselves, sessions can be offered when your children are in school or later at night when they are sleep so you do not have to arrange childcare.

Flexible scheduling when you have a crisis or extenuating circumstance.

You can also have phone consultations (this service may not be reimbursable by insurance)

Home and school visits are available for an additional travel fee.

Continuity of care when you go to college or travel.

Privacy

If you do not submit your session bill for reimbursement with your insurance provider, your diagnosis and treatment will remain private.

Quality of Service

Dr. Rimler is able to provide unique treatments at no additional cost to her patients including the use of several technology tools to facilitate treatment.

Furthermore, Dr. Rimler is able to work within her niche, unlike many panel providers who are not necessarily specialists in your unique challenges. By controlling the number of people she sees, she continues to read journal articles so as to stay abreast of the most helpful treatments.

In addition, Dr. Rimler spends a great deal of time developing her clinical skills. She continues to pursue additional training so that she can continue to provide the most efficacious treatment available. She brings the tools she learns in her professional development trainings back to her patients.

Dr. Rimler provides the information you would need to get reimbursed by way of a superbill. Depending on your plan benefits, your insurance company may help reimburse a portion of the cost by mailing you a check. For example, most PPO and POS health plans offer partial reimbursement for out-of-network services. Dr. Rimler provides several options to help simplify this process.

There are some websites that can assist you in getting reimbursed from your insurance provider and Dr. Rimler is already listed a provider with them. These sites include:

Reimbursify

Advekit         

There are several ways to help you cover the cost of therapy:

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

If you anticipate having medical, dependent care, or adoption expenses during your employee benefits plan year, you may be able to save money by utilizing a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Your contribution is automatically withheld from your paycheck, so it does not count as income for certain tax purposes. Then, whenever you have an eligible expense and submit a claim, you’ll be reimbursed up to the amount you’ve decided on for your plan.* 

Health Savings Account (HSA)

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is an employee owned tax-advantaged bank account.  An HSA allows you to pay for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses with tax-free dollars. Unlike an FSA, there is no “use-or-lose” stipulation with an HSA, so your funds will roll over from year to year. An HSA also has long-term investment opportunities with tax benefits on contributions, earnings and distributions.* You can use your HSA in two ways. 1) Pay Dr. Rimler and she will provide you with a receipt (no diagnosis needed) to submit to your HSA. 2) You can use your HSA debit card.

*Please check with your workplace Human Resources Department for additional information.

Additional Forms of Payment:

Cash

Check

Venmo: Dr. Rimler is listed as Elana-Rimler on Venmo.

Zelle: You can Find Dr. Rimler under Lotus Psychology Practice, PLLC

Paypal: An invoice can be sent from the practice (service fee may apply)

Credit Card (service fee may apply)-You can earn travel points and cash back depending upon which credit card you use so this may further incentivize you to take good care of yourself