Residents new to Next Step Behavioral Houston will go through an assessment period of one month. The fee for this assessment will be higher for the first month only. During this time, the resident will have some limitations on premise for the first 30 days. This will be discussed during intake. Included in the assessment will be a combination of the following:
Psychiatric Evaluation/medication review
Clinical Team evaluation with resident
Primary Therapist assigned
Treatment Plan developed with resident
Intensive treatment (2-3 individual counseling sessions a week)
One-on-One Monitoring (to be determined by clinical team if needed based on behavior)
Once admitted into the program the admission fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Any changes in fees would be preceded by a written notice to the resident and/or financially responsible party prior to such change.
In the event a resident is on leave from the treatment program, the fees will continue to be charged during the resident's absence to maintain their place for up to 30-days. If the resident does not return or communicate in writing his/her plans to return, the resident will be terminated from the program.
If the resident is discharged from the program due to hospitalization or medical necessity and the family wishes to hold a place at the Next Step Behavioral Houston (NSBH) in anticipation of returning, a charge of one-half the normal daily rate will be charged for the first fifteen (15) days. After that time, if the family still wishes to hold the place, the full daily rate will be charged.
Monthly fee coverage includes:
- Private Room
- 3 meals, 2 snacks a day
- Program Services
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Local Transportation to scheduled outings by the agency
Fees do not include the following: (These additional services will be billed to the financial responsible party.)
- Psychiatrist assessment/sessions
- Shots administered by our registered nurse (RN)
- Lab work
- Medical or Dental visits
- Private therapy off campus
- Personal expenses
- Special transportation beyond forty miles round trip
- Temporary one-on-one staff coverage ($35/hour)
Treatment Client/Short-term Services (Stepdown from assessment period). Fees to be discussed
Chronic Care/Long-term Services~$7,000
Life Skills/Semi-Independent Living/Independent Living Services with continued support~$4500
Special Admission Criteria fee: $20,000 for the first month (see Admissions Criteria page). Cost reduction will be determined based on the needs assessment of the client.