Will health insurance cover my treatments?
Coverage varies according to your contracted insurance benefits. After you provide personal information, our Intake Coordinator will contact your insurance company to obtain benefit information. Some medical or psychological treatments may be covered in-network, while other treatments are out-of-network. We will work with you and your insurance company to provide the care you need.
Do you only treat people who live in the area?
No. Some patients come to SLBMI from distant locations. For those with travel needs, we create individualized treatment plans. Those who come from far away generally receive more intensive therapies to minimize time away from home.
If I don’t live in St. Louis, where would I stay?
There are a variety of hotels nearby. We will be glad to provide you with lodging options.
What does “multidisciplinary treatment” involve?
A multidisciplinary treatment approach means we seek to understand you as a whole person and address all areas of need. We accomplish this by employing specialists from many different disciplines who meet regularly to discuss and monitor your progress. A team of experts who are focused on your needs will provide the best treatment outcome.
Will I be taken off my current medication?
Medication remains an important aspect of any treatment plan, although reducing or changing medications sometimes can be helpful. Occasionally, medication causes rebound pain or headaches or can become less effective over time. Some medicines may cause dependency or addiction. If medication is indicated, we will recommend what will be most helpful and at what dosage.
Where can I find the New Patient Registration Form?
Download and fill out the form here.
Can my spouse/partner come to appointments?
Yes. We encourage family members to come and learn ways to assist our clients. Their support and encouragement are critical, but it is up to you which appointments they attend. Our staff will be glad to teach your spouse/partner on how to best support your efforts to manage pain.