Affiliated Counseling and Referral Services

 

“ ABSOLUTELY no headaches. NO forms to fill out.   We bill your insurance directly.  Just make your small co-payment and you'll NEVER receive a bill from us-Ever!  Guaranteed!"  Since 1976.

 

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Affiliated COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICES (ACRS)

DR. Michael Shery, clinical psychology

  2615 Three Oaks Rd, Ste 2A, Cary, IL 60013

www.carypsychology.com 847 275 8236 (24 Hrs); drmike@carypsychology.com

      

                                                                                  

“Since 1976, state-of-the-art counseling which treats the problem, not just the symptom…”

 

 

 

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Nursing shortage...HFN can help...Click Here to see how...

 

 

ACRS Services are Covered by HFN

 

We take care of all the details for you:  To make an appointment for our Cary office, in the southern Mchenry and northern Kane County area, click here:  New Patient Registration  or to learn more about the psychological services we provide call us at 1-847-275-8236 (24 Hrs).

 

Provider Directory>http://www.hfninc.com/start_search.asp

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HFN: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

 

 

Question:  How do I find out if my provider is part of the HFN Network?


Answer: To find out if your provider participates with HFN visit
www.hfninc.com and select provider search. Be sure you select your product type that is noted on your ID card. You can also call HFN’s customer service group at 800-295-5444 to have one of our trained customer service staff help you find the provider you need.

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  1. I can find the provider I want to go to by name, but not the office location I want to see him at?
    Answer: Please contact HFN’s customer service group for assistance. Please note that it is possible that your provider does not participate with HFN in all of his/her office locations. In order to see your doctor and make sure your benefits are paid correctly, you may have to go to a different office.
  2. I think some provider demographic information is inaccurate on your Web site. How is this corrected?
    Answer: HFN receives updates from Hospitals and Physicians on a regular basis. Once the information is received our website is updated daily. We can only take updates from our providers. We would, however, welcome information if you think something is inaccurate. Please call our customer service team at 800-295-5444 and we can look into the issue for you.
  3. How do I obtain a provider directory?
    Answer: Customized directories are available online at www.hfninc.com. Select provider search, enter your address details and a mile radius search. You can limit your search by selecting specific specialties. You may want to create a directory of pediatricians near your home, or family practice physicians around your work location. Searches are limited to 400 providers per lookup.
  4. Why is a provider in one of the HFN products and not in another?
    Answer: The physician or physician group can elect to participate in all the HFN products or a select few. HFN encourages all of our physicians to participate in all the products. HFN also offers products that are based on admitting privileges at select products.
  5. My provider isn’t listed on your web site. What do I do?
    Answer: Please call HFN’s customer service group at 800-295-5444 to have one of our trained customer service staff help you find the provider you need. Please confirm your provider is a part of the HFN network before making your appointment. If your provider is not participating in the HFN network, please nominate him or her. Please use the nomination form on our web site www.hfninc.com. Select Customer Service—physician nominations. Fill out the form and send to us. We will work to recruit the physician for you.
  6. I don’t see my doctor on your lists. How can I get my doctor to participate in HFN?
    Answer: If your provider is not a participating with HFN please nominate him or her. Physician Nominations can be done online. Visit
    www.hfninc.com select customer service – physician nominations. Our HFN contracting team will actively pursue all physicians. The recruitment process can take up to 120 days. Please confirm your provider is a part of the HFN network before making your appointment.
  7. I can’t find a certain specialty on your drop down list. How do I find it?
    Answer: Some specialties have different names from what you might be familiar with. For example, if you are looking for a mental health professional, you should look under the specialty Psychology or Psychiatry. If you are looking for an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, you should look under the specialty Otolaryngology. If you are looking for a kidney specialist, try looking under the specialty Nephrology. Looking for a heart specialist? Try looking under Cardiology or Cardiac surgeon. If you are looking for a family or personal doctor, try looking under Family Practice, Internal Medicine or General Practice.
  8. I need to get lab tests. How do I know which labs participate in HFN?
    Answer: To locate a HFN network lab search under Hospitals, Facilities, and Clinics category Reference Laboratory; Laboratory Services; and Outpatient Clinical & Pathological Lab. Or you can also call HFN’s customer service group at 800-295-5444 to have one of our trained customer service staff help you find the a HFN Network Lab.
  9. Why are providers listed multiple times in a search or directory listing?
    Answer: HFN providers may have multiple listings if the provider practices at several office locations.
  10. I went to an HFN Network provider and I am still getting billed for services. Do I owe this money?
    Answer: You are not responsible for the HFN Network discount applied to your bill but you are responsible for meeting your deductible, paying your co-insurance and any services not covered by your plan. Please refer to your Explanation of Benefits for the patient portion of the medical bill. If the charge is still in question, please call your plan administrator. The phone number will be on your ID card.
  11. What do I do in an emergency situation?
    Answer: In an emergency situation, call 911 or go to the emergency room. Most plans to offer an emergency benefit.
  12. How do I get pre-certification for services?
    Answer: Some services require pre-certification for some or all inpatient and outpatient procedures. Contact the number on your ID card if pre-certification is required. Some plans have penalties if you do not pre-certify your service. To prevent this from happening, always call the number on your ID card.
  13. What does Board Certification mean?
    Answer: The physician in question has passed a series of tests and exams while gaining experience on all aspects of their specialty and they have been confirmed as Board Certified by the specialty organization as having attained the highest level and standards of training in that specialty.
  14. What does Credentialing mean?
    Answer: The process by which a provider’s background, training and other qualifications and work experience has been reviewed and approved by HFN in conjunction with local, state and national review and oversight organizations which ensure that the provider has met all the criteria to be called qualified and included in the HFN network.
  15. How do I know if my psychologist or counselor is a part of the HFN Network?
    Answer: Psychologists can be located on the HFN website
    www.hfninc.com or by calling our HFN customer service group at 800-295-5444 to have one of our trained customer service staff help you find the a HFN network provider.
  16. I want to talk to someone. What are your Customer Service hours?
    Answer: HFN’s customer service group is available Monday through Friday from the hours of 8:30AM to 4:30PM Central Time.
  17. I tried to call Customer Service but it’s after hours. What can I do?
    Answer: The HFN website is available 24 hours a day. Please log onto www.hfninc.com. You may also leave a message in the Customer Service voice mail box. We will call you back the next business day.

Health Plan FAQ’s

  1. I want to know what is covered in my benefit plan. Who do I talk to? Answer: You need to contact your plan administrator or TPA for this information. The phone number and/or email address will be on your ID card.
  2. I want to know if I am eligible for a certain service. How do I find this out?
    Answer: You need to contact your plan administrator or TPA for this information. The phone number and/or email address will be on your ID card.
  3. I want to know if I have met my deductible. How do I find this out?
    Answer: You need to contact your plan administrator or TPA for this information. The phone number and/or email address will be on your ID card.
  4. I want to know about my deductibles, co-insurance or specific plan coverage? Who should I talk to?
    Answer: You need to contact your plan administrator or TPA for this information. The phone number and/or email address will be on your ID card.
  5. I lost my ID card, how do I get a new one?
    Answer: You need to contact your plan administrator or TPA to obtain a new ID card. If you do not have the number, please contact HFN Customer Service at 800-295-5444 and we can give you the number to call for your TPA. Some plans require a nominal fee to replace an ID card.

Technical FAQ’s

  1. What are the requirements to view the HFN site?
    Answer: Screen resolution should be at least 800 x 600. Internet Explorer 6.0 or Netscape Navigator 7.0 or above are the recommended browsers. Some links may require Adobe Reader to view.
  2. What is a PDF file and how do I view it?
    Answer: PDF is a document format that can be viewed and printed from a variety of platforms. Adobe Reader is required to view PDF files and can be obtained from
    www.adobe.com.
  3. How do you use my personal information?
    Answer: Any personal information you provide through the website is used only for its intended purpose (i.e., provider update information is used to update our provider directory, names provided for login requests are used to create a login, information submitted to check status of a claim is used to locate the claim, etc.). Your information is kept confidential and not shared/sold.
  4. My email didn’t go through to you. What should I do?
    Answer: Check with your ISP or email administrator to determine the cause of the error. Please call our Customer Service Team at 800-295-5444 if you need further assistance.
  5. Your web site doesn’t display properly on my PC. What do I do?
    Answer: Check to make sure your screen resolution is set to at least 800 x 600.

http://www.hfninc.com/contactus.asp

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Doctoral degree: University of Southern California, 1975

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        Referrals accepted from Alexian Brothers, Good Shepherd, Centegra, Loyola, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and the Mayo Clinic hospitals and physicians.






 

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Counseling, Therapy and

Expert Evaluations for: 

 

Anxiety - Depression -Marriage -Adolescent- ADHD - Alcohol -Substance Abuse -Anger - Fitness for Duty - Disability -Adoption 

 

 

 

 

“Since 1976, state-of-the-art counseling which treats the problem, not just the symptom…”





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Questions? Call  Dr Mike NOW: 

                          

                    847 275 8236 (24 Hrs)

 

 

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>New Patient Registration

 

>How to Find the Right Counselor-the FIRST Time

 

>Motor Vehicle Accidents, Job Injuries and PTSD

 

>Northern Illinois: Drug-Alcohol Treatment Locator

 

> " Provider Search:" Find a Counselor Covered by your Insurance

 

>Counselors-Psychologists in northern Illinois

>Articles: Mental Health and Counseling

>Anger Management and ADHD

> Depression and Anxiety Articles

> Up-to-the-Minute News

>More Info>www.caryilcounseling.com

>Psychological and Independent Medical Examination (IME)

For an appointment call 1-847-275-8236 or go to>New Patient Registration

 

 

 

Presented by:

 

Dr. Mike Shery who is the director of ACRS and is a licensed clinical psychologist. He has practiced clinical psychology for approximately 24 years and is affiliated with almost all health plans, including: ValueOptions, Medicare, Cigna, Cigna Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Aetna, First Health, Healthstar, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, ComPsych, Magellan Health, HFN, Tricare, Humana, most union local plans, most school district plans, Unicare, ChoiceCare, CAPP, Multiplan, PPONext, Private Health Care Systems, Humana-Military, Mental Health Network, Managed Health Network, United Behavioral Health and Beech Street.

  

He is board certified as a specialist in professional counseling by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy. He a member of the American Counseling Association.

 

The office is located in Cary, IL, near Crystal Lake and Algonquin, in northern Kane County and in southern McHenry County. In select cases, phone consultations are available for those who don’t live locally> Telephone Counseling.

 

To make an appointment>New Patient Registration  or to learn more about the psychological services he provides call him at 1-847-275-8236 (24 Hrs).

 

 

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For an appointment call 1-847-275-8236 or go to>New Patient Registration



 

 

 

New Patient Registration

Psychology and Counseling

Listed in the provider directories of:

Aetna-Allied

Aetna Behavioral Health

ValueOptions

Cigna

Coventry

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Unicare

United Health

United Behavioral Health

Cigna Behavioral Health

PPO Next

Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)

Humana-Military

Multiplan

First Health

Humana

Tricare

Medicare

Beech Street

ChoiceCare

CAPP

Union Local plans

School District plans

HFN

Preferred Mental Health Management (PMHM)

Mental Health Network (MHN)

Magellan Health

Healthstar

ComPsych

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INCLUDED IN:

the Mental Health Provider Directory

the Provider Directory

Most Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

All Motor Vehicle Insurers (for auto accident trauma)

All Workers Comp Programs (for work injuries)

and many more...

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Services for:

Panic Disorder

Post-Concussion Syndrome

PTSD

Addiction Counseling

Adult ADHD Treatment

Anger Counseling Management

Anorexia Bulimia Treatment

Counseling Management Stress

Anorexia Nervosa Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety Management

Stress Management

Anxiety Depression Treatment Center

Psychiatric Hospitalization

Suicide Prevention

Center for Psychotherapy

Center for Counseling Services

Child and Family Counseling

Counseling Marriage

Centegra Horizons

Horizons Behavioral Health

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health

Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Treatment Center

Marital Counseling

Online Phone Counseling

Phone Counseling

Psychological Test

Teen Counseling

Psychiatry

Psychiatric Medication

Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory

MMPI

Social Security Disability

Workers Compensation

Victim of Malpractice

New Patient Registration

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In-Office Services are located in Cary, Illinois and are convenient if you're coming from: 

  • Algonquin,
  • Northern Kane County, Illinois
  • Cary,
  • Crystal Lake,
  • Lake-in-the-Hills,
  • Barrington,
  • Elgin,
  • Dundee,
  • Gilberts,
  • Fox River Grove,
  • McHenry 
  • Southern McHenry County Illinois

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Services:

Depression treatment

Couple counseling

Family and Marriage Counselor

Counseling Therapy

Counseling Services

Counselor Marriage 

Depression Treatment Center 

Divorce Counseling

Adolescent Counseling

Drug Abuse Treatment

Child ADHD Treatment

Drug Addiction Counseling

Eating Disorder Treatment 

Family Counseling

Drug Counselor

Relationship Counseling

Family Counselor

Family Psychiatric Treatment

Psychologist 

Psychiatrist 

Bipolar Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

ADHD Treatment

Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Pre-Marriage Counseling

Pre-Marital Counseling

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD

Behavioral Medicine

Personality Testing

ADHD Testing

Counselor Psychotherapist

Partial Hospitalization

Drug Treatment Program

Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Intensive Therapy

Bereavement Counseling

Grief and Loss

Geriatric Psychotherapy

Geriatric Psychology

Geriatric Psychiatry

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More Services:

Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder

Alcoholism Treatment

Psychological Counseling

Psychiatric Treatment

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy