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BCBS Covers Counseling without a Doctor’s Referral

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BCBS Covers Counseling without a Doctor’s Referral


Psychological/Behavioral health is an important component of your well-being that requires the same care you give to your body. For some, the reason for not seeking help for any overwhelming condition is the uncertainty whether or not their health insurance covers it. In the past, many health insurance companies provided better coverage for physical illness than emotional and behavioral health concerns.

With recent changes in mental health law, insurance coverage for psychological/emotional health services is now more widely available and comprehensive. However, even if health coverage is available, many people are still reluctant to get counseling due to the time and effort to be spent in securing a Doctor’s Referral.

A Referral is issued by your primary care provider (PCP) and is required when you need to see a specialist. Your insurance will not cover the cost if you don’t have a referral from the PCP. But, not all insurance companies require the document. Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) is one insurance company that does away with referrals for Behavioral Healthcare.

BCBS Makes Counseling Accessible to Many

Blue Cross Blue Shield is an association with members comprising of 38 insurance providers and companies all over the United States. These BCBS companies are partnering with the government, private hospitals, and other facilities to provide quality health care system to more than 99 million Americans covered in every state. With such an extensive network, BCBS is easily the most recognizable name in health insurance, being accepted by 92 percent of hospitals, doctors, and specialists than any other insurance name. It offers a multitude of coverage for those procedures considered medically necessary.

Your coverage will help you to easily get health care from a provider you trust. With BCBS, you don’t need a referral in order to get counseling from a therapist of your choice.

BCBS and Carolina Counseling Services – Sanford, NC

Taking your emotional and behavioral health seriously means making sure you get the care that’s right for you. You can effectively prevent whatever symptoms you have from becoming full-blown disorders by seeking help from professionals who can offer the appropriate treatment approach.

Turn to Carolina Counseling Services – Sanford, NC for help. There are independently contracted therapists with experience and expertise in treating a wide array of emotional and behavioral health concerns such as depression, anxiety, etc. You can have access to the services offered by the caring and nonjudgmental counselors who accept all NC, State and Federal BCBS plans. Just call to request an appointment.


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Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Sanford, NC

Counties: Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Moore County, NC

Areas: Sanford NC, Tramway NC, Olivia NC, Broadway NC, Cumnock NC, Gulf NC, Goldston NC, Carbonton NC, Glendon NC, Carthage NC, Cameron NC, Lillington NC, Moncure NC

Zip Codes: 27330, 27332, 28327, 27505, 27546



Rose Thomas, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC

Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, PTSD/Trauma Recovery, Acute Stress Disorder, Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors, Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Self-injurious/Self-Harm, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety, Disruptive Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Marital Conflict and Discord, LGBT, Substance Use Disorders
 Insurance: BCBS, Tricare,/Tricare Prime, Select, Extra, Retired, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Fetima Wellington, MS, LPC, LCAS-A

Specializes in: (Ages 6+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Individuals, Couples, Family Therapy and Marriage Counseling. Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Addiction and Recovery, Relationship Issues, Post Partum Depression, Family Conflict, Crisis Intervention, ODD, Conduct Disorder, LGBTQ
 Insurance: BCBS,  Cash, HSA and FSA (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (919) 897-5111 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

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Carolina Counseling Services - Sanford, NC
304 N Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330

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PO BOX 9909
Fayetteville, NC 28311