FAQ

We follow the latest state and local mandates for COVID precautions. Dr. Tarescavage is fully vaccinated to further reduce the possibility of an evaluee contracting the illness. 

Usual and customary rates are posted in the Services & Fees section. All evaluations have a flat fee, which is due on the day of evaluation. The fee includes up to 100 pages of record review. If additional record review is needed there is a $250/hr additional fee. We will contact the referral source with an estimate prior to completing additional record review. Evaluations completed outside of the Cleveland Psychological Testing office (e.g., in correctional or healthcare facilities) are charged an additional $250 and no-shows are charged $250 to compensate Dr. Tarescavage for lost time. 

Insurance will not cover forensic assessments, such as evaluations for courts, fitness for duty evaluations, and pre-hire screenings. 

Although insurance companies will cover psychological assessments for treatment purposes, they put strict limits on payments, and basically all providers are paid the same (low) rate regardless of the quality of their assessments or their credentials. If we were to accept insurance, we would get reimbursed HALF of our usual and customary fees! This means we would have to put in half the effort to make up the difference. However, we are totally unwilling to sacrifice the quality of our assessments, so for this reason we do not accept insurance. Although you might think it is better to just get an evaluation paid for by insurance, what you are likely to find is that it will cost you in the long run. The wrong diagnosis, and the wrong treatment recommendations, can not only set you back financially but also waste your time and can even do you harm. 

Upon request, we will prepare what is called a “superbill” that you can submit to your insurance company. This would be considered an “out-of-network expense.” Please see here for information on how to submit a superbill. Please know that typically you will have an out-of-network deductible that is separate from and higher than your in-network deductible.

Learn more about why we do not take insurance here.

Yes, like most mental health providers our merchant provider code is 8099 (Health Practitioner, Medical Services-not elsewhere classified) which qualifies for use of HSA and FSA funds.

Yes, we offer 6 months no-interest if paid in full financing through Care Credit(subject to credit approval). If using financing, approval is needed prior to the beginning of the evaluation to ensure the evaluee has approval for the financing. You can apply for the financing here!

Although we do not have a sliding scale, in cases where the referral source does not have the means to pay our usual and customary fee we are open to negotiating the fee. We also conduct a limited number of pro bono evaluations. Cleveland Psychological Testing is committed to giving back to our community when feasible. 

We pride ourselves on one of the most efficient turnaround times in the Greater Cleveland Area. We commit to returning all evaluations within three business days of receiving all of the necessary information. In most cases this will be upon conclusion of the in-person interview. However, in some cases additional records will need to be requested and reviewed. 

We can competently provide virtually any mental health or substance abuse assessment for adults.  Services offered include disability evaluations for social security, workers compensation, or VA compensation and pension; personal injury evaluations / independent medical examinations; fitness for duty evaluations; personnel screenings; mitigation of penalty assessments; competency to stand trial; not guilty by reason of insanity; and clinical evaluations (among many others–please contact us for a full listing of services). 

No, we only conduct assessments with adults age 18+. If you are interested in an evaluation for a minor, we may be able to provide you with a referral. 

We do conduct ADHD evaluations for adults. For other cognitive problems, your needs might be better suited by seeking the services of a neuropsychologist or neurologist. We can provide referrals for these services and clarify if we are a good fit for your needs or not.

Cleveland Psychological Testing is 100% focused on psychological assessments in clinical, forensic, and public safety situations. Therefore, we do not provide counseling services. We could provide a referral for these services if you are interested. 

No, we do not conduct these assessments. We do however conduct evaluations for adults seeking adoption. 

Yes, we conduct telemedicine appointments using a HIPAA-complaint service provider (VSee). Depending on the type of evaluation, however, this type of evaluation may not be appropriate. If you contact us, we can clarify if this sort of approach would meet your needs. 

Our waiting list varies from a few days to two weeks. If your request is time sensitive we likely will be able to get the evaluation scheduled and completed within 3-5 business days. 

No, we provide psychological assessment services. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in prescribing medications for mental health problems. 

We specialize in assessing mental health and substance use disorders. These include: anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, schizophrenia, trauma disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, substance use disorders, OCD, eating disorders, sexual problems, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and phobias. We also conduct ADHD assessments. 

We only conduct in-person evaluations in Ohio. However, Dr. Tarescavage is licensed by PSYPACT to provide virtual assessments to individuals located in any of the 28 states below:

Alabama – AL SB 102 (Enacted 3/18/2021)
Arizona – AZ HB 2503 (Enacted on 5/17/2016)
Arkansas – AR HB 1760 (Enacted 4/25/2021)
Colorado – CO HB 1017 (Enacted 4/12/2018)
Delaware – DE HB 172 (Enacted 6/27/2019)
District of Columbia – DC B 145 (Enacted 3/16/2021)
Georgia – GA HB 26 (Enacted 4/23/2019)
Illinois – IL HB 1853 (Enacted 8/22/2018)
Kansas – KS SB 170 (Enacted 5/17/2021)
Kentucky – KY HB 38 (Enacted 3/18/2021)
Maine – ME HB 631 (Enacted 6/22/2021)
Maryland – MD HB 970 (Enacted 5/18/2021)
Minnesota – MN SB 193 (Enacted 5/25/2021)
Missouri – MO HB 1719/MO SB 660 (Enacted 6/1/2018)
Nebraska – NE L 1034 (Enacted 4/23/2018)
Nevada – NV AB 429 (Enacted on 5/26/2017)
New Hampshire- NH SB 232 (Enacted 7/10/2019)
New Jersey –   NJ A 4205/NJ S 2506 (Enacted 9/24/2021)
North Carolina – NC 361 (Enacted 7/1/2020)
Ohio –  OH S 2 (Enacted 4/27/2021)
Oklahoma – OK HB 1057 (Enacted 4/29/2019)
Pennsylvania – PA SB 67 (Enacted 5/8/2020)
Tennessee –  TN S 161 (Enacted 5/11/2021)
Texas – TX HB 1501 (Enacted 6/10/2019)
Utah – UT SB 106 (Enacted on 3/17/2017)
Virginia – VA SB 760 (Enacted 4/11/2020)
West Virginia – WV SB 668 (Enacted 4/21/2021)
Wisconsin – WI A 537 (Enacted 2/4/2022)

A forensic psychologist is most commonly understood as a clinical psychologist who has specialized training and experience in forensic psychology (applications of psychological principle and techniques to the civil and criminal legal system). 

Dr. Tarescavage received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology and because of his additional training/experiences he specializes as a forensic psychologist. 

We accept HSA/FSA, cash, and all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover). We also accept CareCredit.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like tests, consultation and other service fees.
  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your  service. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, 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 or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more infoßrmation about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit

www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call HHS toll free 1-877-696-6775

What is your Right of Access Policy?

Please submit all requests for patient records to contact@clevelandtesting.com Once received in writing, we will schedule a time to meet to verify your identity via secure telehealth platform. Once confirmed, we will provide your records within 30 days.

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