WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville
Last updated on Mar 3, 2021
  • Sliding Scale
  • County or local government funds
  • Federal Grants
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • State Financed Health Insurance plan
  • State mental health agency
  • State welfare or child and family services funds

Contact Info

4040 Memorial Parkway South
Huntsville, AL - 35802

T (256) 533-1970

About WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville

This is a sliding scale approved program

WellStone serves all patients regardless of inability to pay. Discounts for services are offered based on family size and income.

A Sliding Fee Scale is available with proof of income. Proof of income must be current information and includes, but is not limited to any or all of the following:
a. Most recent income tax return or W-2.
b. Two most recent pay stubs.
c. Most recent unemployment check.
d. Proof of other household income (Social Security, pension, etc.).
e. Bank statements showing direct deposits.
f. Statement of Annual Income form if no other verification can be obtain.


WellStone is North Alabamas largest and most comprehensive behavioral healthcare provider. We are a non-profit community organization, and we offer a wide range of services, for every phase of life, from children to older adults. We operate offices in Huntsville and Cullman. We treat over 13,000 clients per year, and we operate 12 total facilities across North Alabama.

Sliding Scale

WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville operates under a sliding fee scale payment model. What this means to you is that WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville provides their services even to patients who cannot afford care (such as low-income or who people who need to self-pay). Patients will pay according to their income. Be prepared to provide information on your household income.

2023 Federal Sliding Fee Schedule based on Annual Income

Federal Poverty Guideline At or Below 100% 101% – 125% 126% – 150% 151% – 200% Above 200%
Family Size Nominal Fee ($10) Level 1 Charge $20 Level 2 Charge $30 Level 3 Charge $40 No Discount
1 $0 - $14,580 $14,581 - $19,720 $19,721 - $21,870 $21,871 - $29,160 $29,161+
2 $0 - $19,720 $19,721 - $24,650 $24,651 - $29,580 $29,581 - $39,440 $39,441+
3 $0 - $24,860 $24,861 - $31,075 $31,076 - $37,290 $37,291 - $49,720 $49,721+
4 $0 - $30,000 $30,001 - $37,500 $37,501 - $45,000 $45,001- $60,000 $60,001+
5 $0 - $35,140 $35,141 - $43,925 $43,926 - $52,710 $52,711 - $70,280 $70,281+
6 $0 - $40,280 $40,281 - $50,350 $50,351 - $60,420 $60,421 - $80,560 $80,561+
7 $0 - $45,420 $45,421 - $56,775 $56,776 - $68,130 $68,131 - $90,840 $90,841+
8 $0 - $50,560 $50,561 - $63,200 $63,201 - $75,840 $75,841 - $101,120 $101,121+

Community Mental Health Center

WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville is a certified Community Mental Health Center and therefore operates through federal and state funds made possible by the Community Mental Health Act. The purpose of these funds to make diagnosis and treatment available to low-income and indigent individuals. The services are either free or under a sliding-scale. These services are available to people of all ages who do not have health insurance.

County or Local Government Funds

Counties are often responsible for backing services like schools and hospitals. WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville receives funding from either the county or another local government. This means that mental health services for local residents might be offered for free or at a reduced rate. Call to find out.

Federal Grants

WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville receives federal grants destined for mental health services. This means that WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville either recieved money to obtain certification or training for its employees or it has recieved money to offer services such as suicide prevention, telehealth programs, or other behavioral initiatives.

Medicare

WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville accepts Medicare, a federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and people with disabilities.

Medicare covers a wide range of mental health services.

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers inpatient mental health care services you get in a hospital. Part A covers your room, meals, nursing care, and other related services and supplies.

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps cover mental health services that you would generally get outside of a hospital, including visits with a psychiatrist or other doctor, visits with a clinical psychologist or clinical social worker, and lab tests ordered by your doctor.

Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug ) helps cover drugs you may need to treat a mental health condition. Each Part D plan has its own list of covered drugs, known as formulary. Learn more about which plans cover various drugs.

If you get your Medicare benefits through a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) or other Medicare health plan, check your plan’s membership materials or call the plan for details about how to get your mental health benefits.

Medicaid

All state Medicaid programs provide some mental health services. WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville accepts Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with low incomes and limited resources. Medicaid programs vary from state to state.

Community Mental Health Center

Community Mental Health Centers operate through federal and state funds made possible by the Community Mental Health Act. The purpose of these funds to make diagnosis and treatment available to low-income and indigent individuals. The services are either free or under a sliding-scale. These services are available to people of all ages who do not have health insurance. WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville is a certified Community Mental Health Center therefore offers services to those who might not be able to afford them.

State-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid

WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville receives State-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid

State mental health agency (or equivalent) funds

WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville Funds designed to finance the cost of treatment for mental health conditions.

State welfare or child and family services funds

WellStone Behavioral Health Care Huntsville recieves or accepts State welfare or child and family services funds.

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Insurance Coverage For Mental Health

Obamacare purchased from the Health Care Marketplaces covers Mental Health Care and Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Under the Health Care Law there are 10 categories of benefits. Mental Health Care and Substance Abuse Treatment are two of the 10.

If you have Affordable Care Act Coverage you will have mental health care coverage.

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Office Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed