Do you take insurance? No. What we do is create a statement that can be submitted to your insurance company.

Do you take medi-cal or Medicare? No.

I want to start buprenorphine. How much does it cost, ball-park? About $1200 to start, $600 for the first month, and after that $400/month. If you have insurance, it often pays for a large fraction.

Intake + write-up , 120 minutes, either done all at once or over two sessions: $1200
Long Follow up  $600
Short Follow up $400
Follow up @ 4-8 week intervals $400

The client may or may not need to come in within the first few days for titration. These costs don’t include labs or meds. If you have good insurance, you can estimate a monthly $25 co-pay for meds and $30 for labs. But insurance coverage is alas all too variable. Here are two useful links:


updated 8/30/21