Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you only work with gifted individuals? No, our goal is to help all individuals realize their potential. Therefore we work with all children and families.
2. Do you take insurance? We do not accept insurance. We do provide monthly statements that can be submitted for partial reimbursement depending on your health plan.
You may want to check with your insurance company to find out what your plan will cover. We utilize the following treatment (CPT) codes: 90806 Individual Therapy; 90846 Family session without client present; 90847 Family Therapy; 96101 Psychological Testing. It is also important to note that insurance companies require a qualifying diagnosis to determine “medical necessity”. Thus, educational testing that does not identify a diagnosable issue is most often not covered. However, our clients have had success using their Family Health Accounts to pay for testing.
3. Why should I get my child evaluated at Summit Center? Our staff has expertise in the areas of learning, processing, emotional, behavioral, and developmental issues along with giftedness. We use a strength-based approach to find out what is “right” with your child, while also identifying and understanding your child’s weaknesses and challenges. While many evaluators work alone, Summit Center utilizes a team approach to our evaluations and capitalizes on the strengths of multiple professionals.
4. How do I get started and what does process include? The first step is to contact us to arrange an initial consultation meeting. At this meeting we will gather information, discuss your concerns, and clarify your goals. We will then make recommendations and outline a collaborative plan of action. http://summitcenter.us/services/getting-started/
5. How long will it take to have testing results? The amount of time it takes to complete an evaluation depends on the scope of the evaluation, amount of time needed to complete test administration, scheduling, and the number of evaluators involved in your child’s assessment. The number of weeks can range from a few weeks to 12 weeks depending on the evaluation plan specifically tailored for your child. We do our best to accommodate timelines related to school or program admittance.
6. What is the cost? The cost of the evaluation is based on what is being assessed and the associated time it takes to complete the assessment. All services are billed at an hourly rate. Contact the office at (925) 939-7500 or (310) 478-6505 for more specific information.
7. Why are neuropsychological evaluations costly? Comprehensive evaluations are an investment in your child’s future. We at Summit Center recognize this and spend a considerable amount of time to give the best quality report and completely capture your child. Besides the time spent meeting with parents, children and conducting testing, we spend a considerable amount of time working to understand the data and writing a thorough and user friendly report that will benefit a child in all aspects of their life.
8. Do you see adults? Yes, we do. Many of our services can also be beneficial to adults who may be struggling with giftedness, twice-exceptionality, parenting, organization, or other issues.