Cost & Financing
Residential treatment is one of the most successful ways to help teens battle mental health and behavioral issues. Treatment and support can change the family relationship dynamics as well as the day to day behavior before larger consequences come into play. Before you decide what is right for your family, it is important to have all the information. Whether you choose a residential treatment center or an outpatient program, you and your child deserve support and options. Finding true recovery before they become an adult is the best chance for rebuilding relationships and creating a foundation of success.
Wildflower Mountain Ranch supports parents in exploring financial options. Contact our admission department to explore resources 801-835-9359.
Teens who make poor or impulsive decisions suffer negative consequences. Adults who make the same negative choices face far greater problems. So, teens who do not receive residential treatment incur higher costs long-term. Teens who do not receive treatment may not graduate college or even high school. They may become involved in criminal activity which will need attorney fees or hospitalization which would result in medical bills.
One of the first questions parents have is, “How are we going to pay for this?” The question is understandable. Residential treatment is expensive. Don’t let the cost involved stop you from seeking treatment. Wildflower Mountain Ranch can help you to check your possible insurance coverage. This service is done at no cost to you. Making use of the service does not represent any obligation to you.
Besides your medical insurance, some parents have received help from private donors. This includes crowd-funding resources. There are also treatment loans available at a low-interest rate. Please, let us help you discover what resources are available to you.
Adoption Assistance Agrements
As a non-profit organization, we are eligible to accept IV-E funding. What this translates to is that we are able to accept state and federal funding from post-adoption services in the form of Adoption Assitance Programs (AAP).
In most cases, AAP funding covers the monthly rate for the child's entire stay for up to 18 months. When behavioral and clinical needs require additional treatment, there are usually renewal terms available.
As adoptive parents ourselves, we strive to support other adoptive parents in this journey of helping our children heal and grow into safe and successful adults. Contact our team to coordinate with your post-adoption assistance team.
Out of state placement funding is managed and approved at the county level through the child's caseworker. Contact your caseworker to start the approval process.
Some families choose a private pay option, which means that they cover all treatment costs without using insurance. Private pay is a viable option for those who feel comfortable using their own resources. Treatment is a worthwhile endeavor that provides the foundation for a new life—and ultimately, it saves time, money, and energy, and promotes quality of life and peace of mind. Our results-driven treatment is proven to be successful in providing sustainable healing for teens and families.
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Wildflower Mountain Ranch is negotiating with major insurance carriers to become an in-network provider. In the meantime, we are able to coordinate with insurance companies to accept one time contracts assuming the clinical information rises to the level of medical necessity.
Tax Deduction Information
Please provide the following information to your tax advisor so they can assist you in making the proper deduction.
Another key point is that you may wish to refer to Internal Revenue Code (Section 213a) for additional information on allowable deduction percentages of expenses related to the care of your teen.
Additionally, court examples of rulings that support medical expense deduction related to enrollment in a special school for your child may assist you.
–Griesdorf, Lawrence, (1970) 54 TC 1684)
Enrollment of a child not cooperating in school and often physically sick related to the result of parental divorce and father’s suicide.
–Urbauer, Charles, (1992) TC Memo 1992-170)
Enrollment of a 17-year-old with severe behavioral and drug abuse-related problems in a college preparatory school program designed to meet the educational and emotional needs of students with problems.
When the proper criteria are met, all tuition (including all food and lodging) and additional expenses including transportation to and from the program should be discussed as a deduction with your tax advisor. Also, phone calls and other related expenses you incur should also be discussed with your tax advisor.
Additional Resources for your Tax Advisor
Internal Revenue Code Section 213(a)
Treasury Regulation Section 1.123-1(e)
Revenue Ruling 70-285
Private Letter Ruling 8447014
Court Cases: Griesdorf, Lawrence, (1970) 54 TC 1684;
Pazos, Jose, (1987) TC Memo 1987-131;
Urbauer, Charles, (1992) TC Memo 1992-170