Initial Evaluation (up to 45 minutes): $450
Medication Management Follow-up: $159
Initial Evaluation (up to 45 minutes): $350
Medication Management Follow-up: $119
Once you are a patient, you are more than welcome to see either provider at your preference for follow ups.
No show appointments will be rendered a charge equivalent to the self pay rate without 1 business day notice.
Accepted Health Plans:
Medical services are provided by AuraMD.
We currently accept health insurance plans on a limited basis and those plans are listed below.
Accepted insurance plans are applicable to psychiatric services only.
We do accept HSA/FSA cards as a method of payment.
If your plan is not listed, we are more than happy to provide you with a form to submit to your insurance company.
Your insurance provider will them reimburse you directly for compensation for services provided by Dr. Toutounchi as an out of network provider, as per the details of your insurance contract.
Out of network percentages vary, but typical plans will reimburse you approximately 50-70% of your payment made in office. It is your responsibility to verify and submit your out of network reimbursement, we will gladly provide you with the form to initiate this process after your appointment!
Please be aware that with any health plans, there may be deductibles and copayments for which you could be responsible.
Payment is required at the time service rendered.
We do require a deposit at time of initial appointment booking to hold your appointment which will be a credit on your account for any future out of pocket expense. The deposit is 50% of the total cost of appointment and is not a fee. It remains on your account for future out of pocket charges and will be automatically applied.
Why does Aura MD only take a limited number of insurance plans?
As a patient, you likely realize medicine continues to experience oversight by bureaucracies with insurance coverage.
Treatment decisions are influenced by arbitrary guidelines enforced by insurance reviewers who often do not have an understanding of patient-centered care. Any insurance leaves a trail of information through several layers of a health network.
Insurance companies can require detailed information about a patient’s psychiatric and medical history as a condition of payment. This may extend to requesting information regarding progress of medication treatment, a potential breach of the traditional private and confidential relationship between patient and physician.
One method to circumvent this process is to see a physician that is not contracted with your insurance company.
We realize the challenges with increasing cost of health care to patients, however do not deem healthcare decisions appropriate to be determined by insurance screeners. Therefore, Aura MD participates in only a few select provider contracts.
Safety and confidentiality are crucial for successful treatment- principles we never compromise.
Our office is straightforward, accommodating and designed to allow our time to be spent with patients.
These are just a few thoughts to keep in mind when initiating care with our practice and understand the true value of the principles we align our practice with- quality healthcare that is individualized for you!
As the highest rated psychiatrist office in Houston, we look forward with providing you an extraordinary experience and a renewed approach to managing your health.
Dr. Ashley Toutounchi