Psychological TestingPsychological Testing is a tool that can help you to find direction when you are feeling stuck in treatment or in need of clarity around specific diagnoses.
What is Psychological Testing?
Psychological Testing is a tool that can help you to find direction when you are feeling stuck in treatment or in need of clarity around specific diagnoses. Psychological testing can also be used to give evidence for neurodiversity and to give you official documentation in order to apply for public assistance, to seek accommodations at work or at school, or determine if there are specific treatments that may help relieve difficult symptoms.
What does the process of Psychological Testing entail?
At Live Oak, the psychological testing process consists of three parts. First, a psychologist on our staff will meet with you to complete an in-depth clinical interview where you will be asked questions about your psychological history, your family history, and your social support. Following this first set of appointments, you will then be scheduled to complete a series of testing batteries based on the specific concerns you are hoping to address. These batteries consist of a series of self-report questionnaires, interactive question and answer forms, and puzzles. After you have completed all of the necessary tests, your psychologist will compile and analyze the data from your tests in order to write a final report. This final report will connect all of the information gathered throughout the testing process in order to create a comprehensive story to assist you and your treatment team and other social supports understand your areas of struggle and strength alike. You will meet with your psychologist in order to review the final report together and to make sure that you feel confident in your understanding of the information presented.
How do I get connected to a clinician to complete psychological testing?
Please fill out an intake form and choose “psychological testing” from the service options. An Intake & Referral Coordinator will contact you within 72 business hours to discuss services and refer you directly to a psychologist on staff to schedule your initial appointment.
What is the Cost of Psychological Testing at Live Oak?
The total cost for completing the full psychological testing process at Live Oak is approximately $1500. This includes the initial evaluation sessions, the administration of the test batteries, as well as the report creation and the final appointment where the report is explained. Please note that the actual out-of-pocket cost for psychological testing will be determined by whether you are paying with or without an accepted insurance plan. Here are some accepted payment methods.
Payments will be split between three phases and can be billed in installments per client request.
BCBS PPO Plans
Total cost will be dependent on the client’s coverage and benefits specific to their BCBS PPO plan.
Clients are encouraged to contact our intake department to verify their insurance benefits. Additionally, client’s will be asked to call the member’s services number on the back of their insurance card to verify coverage for psychological testing.
Northwestern University’s Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
Clients will only pay the $20 co-pay per session billed, similar to other psychological/mental health services.
SAIC’s Student Health Insurance Plan (BCBS PPO)
- Total cost will be dependent on the client’s coverage and benefits specific to their BCBS PPO plan.
- Clients are encouraged to contact our intake department to verify their insurance benefits. Additionally, client’s will be asked to call the member’s services number on the back of their insurance card to verify coverage for psychological testing.
Out-of-Network Insurance Plan
Live Oak is able to submit claims on your behalf to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please call your insurance provider using the number on the back of your member ID card to verify your benefits for Psychological Testing and working with an out-of-network provider. For more information, please see our FAQ page.