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CHEYENNE – Peak Wellness Center has announced a new sliding fee scale to help those in need of mental health services in Laramie County and Wyoming.

The fees, based on the federal poverty level, will adjust according to a person’s income, with individual therapies starting as low as $4 each and group therapies starting at $2 each.

“The sliding fee has been put in place to erase barriers for those looking for treatment, but with limited or no income,” said Trenda Allen, executive assistant of marketing for Peak Wellness. “We want to make it so that no one is refused based on their ability to pay.”

Insured patients may qualify for the sliding fee, too, Allen said.

Peak Wellness, located at 510 W. 29th St. in Cheyenne, is a private, nonprofit clinic with facilities in Cheyenne, Laramie, Torrington and Wheatland. Each clinic offers mental health programs for substance abuse, depression, youth and family services, psychiatric care and life assistance.

Other services include trauma treatment, parenting classes and housing support for adults with severe mental illness. The clinic accepts most insurance, Medicare and Medicaid as well.

Potential patients can call 307-632-9362 for more information. Those in need of immediate mental health care should call local emergency authorities or the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

Chrissy Suttles is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s business and health reporter. She can be reached at csuttles@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3183. Follow her on Twitter at @chrissysuttles.

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