About the practice

/About the practice
About the practice 2018-05-18T16:06:06+00:00

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Dr. Van Schoyck’s practice is a general practice of clinical psychology treating adults, couples, families, and children. Dr. Van Schoyck has developed sub-specialties in behavioral and sports medicine. His practice includes psychotherapy with specific specialties in medical psychology including weight management and sports psychology. He treats a wide variety of people with chronic pain, auto-immune disorders and lifestyle problems such as obesity and diabetes. Dr. Van Schoyck is liscensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

APPOINTMENTS

Dr. Stephen R. Van Schoyck takes appointments Monday through Friday.

INSURANCE

As I do not participate with any insurance carrier, the out-of-network reimbursement in your health care plan will determine the extent of your coverage.

For your information, an in-network in-network psychologist has agreed to accept a fee schedule and a review process that will determine the number of sessions that will be covered. An out-of-network provider sets his own fees and is not limited to a set number of sessions. The advantage to the in-network option is cost. Payment is typically a co-pay that varies with coverage. The disadvantage is the loss of freedom to determine the length of treatment. With the out-of-network arrangement, the treatment plan and payment is set between the doctor and the patient, not the insurance company.

I believe that psychotherapy works best when the treatment choices are made by the doctor and the patient, not by a third party. As a result, I do not participate with any plan and work out any fees or schedules with my patients based solely on their needs.

Because of the large number of plans, the insurance company needs specific information to tell you exactly how much will be covered. In brochures for example, the statement ,”50% of mental health costs” still does not tell you how much will actually be paid. There are often hidden limits that determine the amount to which the 50% is applied. When you call your insurance carrier for coverage information, ask for the specific amount that will be paid for a 50 minute session, procedure code 90806 in area code 19047.

PAYMENTS

Check, cash or credit card (VISA/MasterCard) are all accepted as payment. Flexible Savings Accounts (FSA) also called Health Savings Accounts (HSA) can be accessed directly for payment.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If unable to keep an appointment, I ask that you provide 24 hours notice. If unable to provide adequate notice, you will be charged for the visit.