Affording your mental health care

We strive to offer a wide range of services at affordable costs for any student enrolled at IU Indianapolis.

Payment for services can be made by check, credit card, or payment through your bursar account. Arrangement for payment is expected at the time of services. CAPS does not bill insurance. 

If the cost of treatment is more than you can afford, you can apply for a fee reduction for most services. Psychiatry services are not eligible for fee reductions.

Learn more about our payment polices

CAPS service fees

Your initial consultation with CAPS is free. Based on your recommendations and next steps, the fee structure is as follows. 

  • If you choose to initiate group therapy or individual therapy with CAPS, there is a $15 service fee that is not eligible for fee reductions.
  • Beyond the service fee, your first 6 individual counseling sessionswith CAPS are free.
  • For individual counseling beyond the 6 sessions, it’s $10 per session. These fees are eligible for a fee reduction.
  • Beyond the service fee, group therapy is free.
  • If you initiate services with our psychiatrist for medication management, there is a $55 service fee that is not eligible for fee reductions.
  • Follow-up appointments for medication management are $40. This fee is not eligible for reductions.

Estimates and disputing your bill

You have the right to receive a 'Good Faith Estimate' explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. If you are billed at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, federal law states that you have the right to formally dispute the bill.

To inform us that the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate, you may contact IU Indianapolis CAPS at 317-274-2548. You can request an update to the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, negotiate the bill, or inquire about options for fee reductions.

Additionally, you may initiate a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must initiate it within 120 calendar days (about four months) from the date on the original bill. There is a $25 fee associated with using the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will be required to pay the amount specified in this Good Faith Estimate. Conversely, if the agency disagrees with you and sides with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.

For any questions or further information regarding your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, please visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call CMS at 1-800-985-3059.