Postpartum Depression Insurance Coverage
Sometimes the costs for treatment of postpartum depression (PPD) is covered by a woman's health insurance. PPD is a type of depression that may affect mothers after childbirth. PPD generally fades on its own, but sometimes treatment is necessary.
- If mental health care is included in the insurance plan, treatment for PPD is covered.
- Some plans differ, like Medicare covers only 50% of outpatient psychiatric care.
- Many insurance plans do not include mental health care, and therefore will not cover treatment for PPD.
- Psychotherapy visits can cost as much as $100 - $150.