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Children Ages 6–18 Seeking Counseling Are Covered by NCHC

NCHC

 

Children Ages 6–18 Seeking Counseling Are Covered

by NCHC

 

A little over 20 percent of American children, or one in every five, under age the age of 18, are suffering or have experienced at some point during their life a behavioral disorder, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), depression, or other mood disorders.

The statistics on the number of children and adolescents with these health issues vary, but one study reveals that 17.1 million or 22 percent of American youths, can experience a diagnosable disorder before they reach the age of 18.  Unfortunately, the majority of them may not be receiving sufficient health care services.

 

Overcoming the Obstacles of Getting Professional Treatment

One roadblock of getting professional help can be the costs involved.  Not all children have adequate insurance coverage, so even if they get the health care they need, the family may be burdened with large medical bills. If they happen to have insurance, it is likely difficult to find a professional who can provide the services needed and who accepts the child’s insurance plan.

If you are a resident of North Carolina, and one of your children has an emotional, or behavioral health issue, an affordable health insurance program is available for children aged 6 to 18—North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC).  This state-supported health insurance program is available to meet the insurance needs of North Carolina children who do not qualify for Medicaid.

NCHC comes as a financial relief for families whose income is not sufficient to obtain private or employer-sponsored health insurance. With NCHC, uninsured children suffering from behavioral disorders can seek counseling and see a therapist who specializes in treating them at an affordable cost.

For more information to know if your child qualifies, click on http://dma.ncdhhs.gov/medicaid/get-started/eligibility-for-medicaid-or-health-choice.

 

CCS and NCHC:  The Reliable Partnership That Provides Help

Despite the presence of behavioral health issues a child may experience, many affected youth may not be getting the help they need.  One reason is lack of access to professional help.  Without treatment, these young people may be at risk for a host of behavioral and emotional issues; including academic difficulty and disciplinary problems.

As a parent, it is important to recognize and be aware of the signs that your child may need counseling.  During this difficult time, you can let a therapist help your child resolve the symptoms that can deny him or her a fulfilling life. Your child will be matched with a right-fit therapist independently contracted with Carolina Counseling Services — Cameron, NC, on Hwy 87, near Linden Oaks, who is an NCHC and Medicaid provider.

As an NCHC recipient, you will be required to get a doctor’s referral; the friendly staff at Carolina Counseling Services — Cameron, NC, will be glad to assist you in getting one. With these two dependable allies on your side, your child can be on their way to better health. Call CCS today to make an appointment!

 


Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services

Counties: Harnett County

Areas: Cameron NC, Linden Oaks NC, Sprout Springs NC, Anderson Creek NC, Olivia NC, Pineview NC, Johnsonville NC, Spring Lake NC

Zip Codes: 28326, 28327, 27332, 28394

Rose Thomas, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC

Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, PTSD/Trauma Recovery, Acute Stress Disorder, Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors, Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Self-injurious/Self-Harm, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety, Disruptive Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Marital Conflict and Discord, LGBT, Substance Use Disorders
 Insurance: BCBS, Tricare,/Tricare Prime, Standard, Extra, Retired, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Fetima Wellington, MS, LPC, LCAS-A

Specializes in: (Ages 6+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Individuals, Couples, Family Therapy and Marriage Counseling. Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Addiction and Recovery, Relationship Issues, Post Partum Depression, Family Conflict, Crisis Intervention, ODD, Conduct Disorder, LGBTQ
 Insurance: BCBS, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

 

Brittny Gainey, MSW, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples, Families. Anxiety, Depression, Academic/Behavioral Issues, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder), ADHD, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Trauma, Christian Counseling upon request
 Insurance:

BCBS, Medicare, Tricare, NCHC, and Cash
(credit cards accepted)

 Credit Cards:

Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 722-9008 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!
Carolina Counseling Services - Cameron, NC
35 Plantation Drive, Suite 100B and 100C
Cameron, NC 28326

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