Trying to find a Tallahassee behavioral health center can be a daunting task. You know you need to seek help for your loved one but don’t know which center is best for your needs. After all, not all mental health centers are created equally and choosing the wrong one can set your health back several steps. Thankfully, the following tips will help you locate the ideal center so you can get your behavioral health back on track.

Check with your Insurance Company
Whether or not a health center is right for you may depend on whether or not it is listed as a provider with your insurance company. A center that isn’t covered may mean you are responsible for all costs with no help from your insurance. That is why it is important to make sure you choose a center that is covered under your insurance plan.

Seek Referrals
Referrals from friends and family can help you narrow down your search for a behavioral health center. Their honest opinion and firsthand experience gives you inside information on what to expect and what happens at the treatment facility. This can also help steer you away from less-than-desirable centers and more towards the better option. If you would rather not speak to friends and family, you can ask for referrals from your clergy or doctor.

Ask Questions
Once you have a short list of treatment centers, you will need to call each one and ask them several questions. Some questions you should ask include:
Do you have any experience treating my condition?
How much is the cost of the treatment?
What is your training?
Do you bill my insurance directly or am I responsible for submitting the bill?
These questions will help you narrow down the search for the right center for your needs.

Meet with the Center
Before you make your final choice, it’s a good idea to meet with the center and the doctors and staff who you will be dealing with on a regularly basis. Make sure you feel comfortable with the people at the facility. When you’re not comfortable, you’re less likely to be honest about your health and ask questions, which is detrimental to your mental health. Not feeling comfortable is a red flag that that particular center may not be the right one for you.