Payment & Policy
Frequency and Length of Sessions
Each individual or group session runs either 30 minutes or 45 minutes. A client receives treatment either once or twice a week. After an initial assessment session (free of charge), the therapist will decide the frequency and length of sessions depending on the client's level of developmental/rehabilitation stage and function, and therapeutic goals and objectives.
The ORU Music Therapy Clinic charges the following music therapy service fees:
On-site fees at the clinic:
- $30 for a 30 minute individual session
- $40 for a 45 minute individual session
- Group sessions (minimum 5 months consecutive contract) — $12 per individual member for a 45 minute group session
- $45 for an off-site 30 minute session
- Off-site contract group sessions (a minimum of 5 members to a maximum of 7 members with a 5-month consecutive contract) — $15 per individual member for a 45 minute group session
Payment can be made online by visiting the link here.
The ORU Music Therapy Clinic will continue to receive donations from anyone who wishes to support our mission, along with the above music therapy service fees.
Cancellation/Rescheduling of Sessions
Twenty-four hours' advance notice must be provided to the therapist prior to cancellation.
Rescheduling requests are subject to the therapist's availability.
Sessions may be canceled by the therapist. These sessions can be rescheduled according to the therapist's and clients' availability.
In order to maximize clients' therapy time it is very important to arrive on time. The ORU music therapy clinic reserves the right to discontinue treatment if late arrivals are deemed a problem.
Discontinuance of Service and "No Show" Policy (Withdrawal)
A client has a right to discontinue services for any reason with a 2 weeks' advance notice. A "no show" is when a client fails to show for a scheduled session without canceling or rescheduling the appointment. Without 24 hours' advanced notice, the service fee will be charged. With notice, rescheduling requests are subject to the therapist's availability. If a client fails to show for two consecutive appointments, he/she may become ineligible for services.
All of the music therapy sessions are provided and/or supervised by ORU Music Therapy faculty. All music therapists at the ORU Music Therapy Clinic are credentialed by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (MT-BC), and two of our music therapists hold a Ph.D. degree in music therapy from a university program approved by the American Music Therapy Association.
Clients may be self-referred, referred by professionals (including physicians, counselors, social workers, occupational and speech therapists), or referred by various agencies or community facilities that provide services for clients. Therapists will decide whether each client is eligible for and an appropriate beneficiary from music therapy services after an initial assessment.