Admissions / Insurance Information

Admissions/Insurance Information



Great Circle is dedicated to finding the treatment program that best matches your child’s individual needs. Our admissions specialists are highly trained professionals whose top priority is to provide prompt, confidential service followed by timely evaluation and assessment, creating a customized treatment plan for your child or teen.

We welcome referrals from throughout the country – parents, guardians, schools, insurance and managed care companies, physicians, employee assistance professionals, local and state agencies, and juvenile justice system professionals.

Depending on your child’s needs, he or she may be placed in a treatment program at one of our campuses, gaining access to a wide range of therapeutic options and caring treatment from our experienced, professional staff. With a unique continuum of treatment programs, Great Circle can ensure that the placement chosen for your child will effectively meet his or her needs and the needs of your family.


General Insurance Coverage

Great Circle is committed to providing the highest quality services for its clients. If you are interested in our services, please contact our admissions representatives. They can help you connect to insurance assistance so you can learn more about your benefits. Coverage can vary by geographic region.

Great Circle accepts most insurance plans, including (List subject to change):

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health of Missouri
  • Anthem (BCBS-MO)
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Coventry Health Care
  • ENI
  • First Health (Coventry Co. owned by Aetna)
  • HealthLink (PPO & HMO)
  • Home State Health Plan (Cenpatico)
  • Lifesynch (Humana)
  • Magellan Health
  • MHNet
  • Managed Health Network (Tricare)
  • Mercy Managed Behavioral Health
  • Missouri Care (WellCare)
  • MultiPlan (includes PHCS)
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Optum (includes UBH, UMR)
  • Optum (Tricare)
  • Peoples Resources (E4 Health)
  • Value Options (now Beacon Health Options)

If you have insurance coverage questions or want to discuss your child’s need for treatment, please call Great Circle’s toll-free number – (844) GC HELPS or (844) 424-3577 – to be connected to an admissions counselor.


For Insurance Representatives

Great Circle accepts most insurance plans. We will work with insurance representatives on the application and authorization process needed for admission.

Your insurance plan will make the decision about entering into a single case agreement. Great Circle’s admissions staff can assist with this process by arranging for an assessment to be scheduled and for your plan to be contacted with the rationale for the admission and the request for a single case agreement. Before beginning the process, admissions staff will check your benefits to determine if there are out-of-network benefits that may apply and will discuss those with you before moving to a request for a single case agreement.

Initial authorizations are obtained by Great Circle admissions staff. Admissions staff will verify eligibility and benefits and contact the health plan for authorization for the admission. Continued stay reviews and discharge reviews are completed by Great Circle’s Insurance Care Manager at regular intervals according to the plan’s request. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our admissions staff at our toll-free number: (844) GC HELPS or (844) 424-3577.