Paying for Treatment

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Payment Options

We understand that treatment costs are one of your primary concerns. First Step House is committed to serving all patients regardless of ability to pay. We do our best to remove financial barriers to treatment. We offer some of the lowest treatment costs in the nation and collaborate with civic and private organizations that provide funding assistance for those with little or no income on a sliding-scale fee scheduled (based on income and family size). These include Medicaid, Salt Lake County Behavioral Health Services, Medicare, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Contact our admissions office to see if you qualify for our variety of funding options. 


Financial Assistance

Most clients at First Step House receive funding through Medicaid, Salt Lake County Behavioral Health Services, Medicare, or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Clients who do not have Medicaid, VA, or County benefits pay for treatment themselves or are funded by family, church, or another private payer. Medicaid, Medicare, and private health insurance usually cover all or most outpatient treatment costs. 

Financial assistance

Payment Policies


Refund Policy

When a privately-funded client in residential treatment leaves within the first month, First Step House charges up to $400 for the clinical and administrative services provided at admission, less any credits that may apply. Any fees remaining after these costs will be refunded to the payer. 


Late Payment Policy

Any privately-funded client who does not remit payment on-time is discharged from First Step House and will not receive a graduation certificate. 

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Visit our Admissions Department today to learn more about our treatment, case management, and housing programs. We provide comprehensive and client-centered services to help people build productive, meaningful, and healthy lives.