Early on in a person's contact with the Clinic, the assigned therapist discusses the matter of fees. Except for students, who are charged a "flat" fee of $12.00 per 50-minute session, fees are based on a sliding fee scale depending on the individual's income and number of dependents. On occasion, other considerations (e.g., heavy medical expenses) may also be taken into consideration. The benchmark fee is $48.00 per 50-minute session, but in recent years, the average fee has been between $10.00-$15.00. To qualify for fees below the $48.00 benchmark. We accept online payments at https://psychclinic.ku.edu/pay and we also accept cash or check in person. We only mail bills upon request.
Fees for assessments are established at $300.00-$700.00 per evaluation (cost varies according to type of assessment and tools used), with half paid online, cash or check "up front," and half paid upon receipt of the feedback service.
What are clinic fees used for?
Although Kansas taxpayers subsidize the clinic by providing office space and staff salaries, the clinic is self-supporting in virtually all other regards. All office equipment (computers, printers, copying machines), office supplies ( stationary, envelopes, stamps, paper supplies), clinic furnishings (chairs, tables, wall hangings, carpets), clinic equipment (videotape machines, TV monitors, video cameras), computer software (word-processing, accounting, test-scoring), training materials (digital training materials, books, professional demonstrations) and some salaries are paid for through the fees we collect.
The clinic's ability to operate while continuing to charge the modest fees outlined above is directly dependent upon our ability to collect a high percentage of the fees we do charge.