FAQ > Billing and Appointments > How can I make sure my insurance will cover speech therapy before we start?

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Before your first appointment, please call the number on the back of your insurance card to find out specifically about your speech therapy coverage.  You may also want to obtain a copy of your benefit manual and/or health insurance contract.

There are many different benefit levels provided by private health plans. Unfortunately, not all will cover speech-language therapy.  Sometimes speech therapy appears to be a covered benefit, however, there are stipulations such as, "only if it is deemed medically necessary", "only for impairments related to illness or injury", or "only for deficits that are not developmental or educational in nature."

Refer to ASHA's Private Health Plans information page for valuable tips on understanding your benefits and ensuring speech services are covered.