Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your mental health care will cost


Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical/mental health services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.
  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your service. You can also ask your  health care provider for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy of your Good Faith Estimate.


  For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call Rachel Goldstein at 415-890-6106