Speech Therapy Services

Insurance and Billing at Smalltalk

Ensuring Accessible Care for Every Family in Albuquerque

Speech Therapy Services

Insurance and Billingย at Smalltalk

Ensuring Accessible Care for Every Family in Albuquerque

Photo of Tanya Friend, Owner of Smalltalk

Hi there! ๐Ÿ‘‹ I’m Tanya, owner of Smalltalk. My team is here to assist you in navigating your insurance and billing needs to ensure that you and your family receive the quality care you deserve without hassle.

At Smalltalk Speech Therapy, we understand the importance of accessible and affordable care. Hereโ€™s an overview of the insurance plans we accept and some important billing information.

Accepted Insurance Providers

We currently accept the following insurance providers:

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  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield Centennial
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  • Presbyterian
  • Presbyterian Centennial Care
IMPORTANT:ย We do not accept United Healthcare at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have this insurance and need assistance, our staff is happy to discuss alternative payment options with you.

Billing Process

When you visit Smalltalk Speech Therapy, please be prepared to provide:

  • Your driver’s license
  • Your current insurance card
  • Completed intake paperwork: Once you have a confirmed appointment we will provide the intake paperwork.ย 

We aim to make the billing process as smooth as possible. For any questions regarding billing or insurance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Us

For more detailed information or to discuss your specific situation, please contact us directly:



    We would love to speak with you! Call us now at:

    (505) 821-1638

    M-Fย  9:00AM – 5:00PM



    We would love to talk to you in person! Drop us a visit at:

    7216 4th St. NW
    Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107

    M-F 9:00AM – 5:00PM



    Reach out to us via our Contact page and we will get back to you within 24 business hours.

    Your First Step to Success: Beginning Individual Therapy at Smalltalk

    Embarking on the journey of individual speech therapy at Smalltalk begins with a crucial first step โ€“ the evaluation process.

    This comprehensive evaluation is essential to tailor our therapy to meet your child’s unique needs. To learn more about how to get started and what to expect, see the detailed evaluation process below, where we guide you through every step of this important beginning.

    The EVALUATION Process

    Evaluations are a comprehensive examination of your child's speech and language abilities. An evaluation involves detailed testing and analysis to understand the specific nature of any speech or language issues. It provides a speech and language diagnosis and forms the basis for creating a tailored therapy plan.

    NOTE: If Smalltalk requests your insurance information, your child will receive a full evaluation service (not a screening) and your insurance will be billed accordingly. Expect the total time needed to be around 1 hour.



    Parents initiate the evaluation process by contacting Smalltalk. They will be asked to provide basic information about their child.

    (505) 821-1638

    enroll online



    Once enrolled, Smalltalk will schedule the evaluation at a convenient time. If you enroll online, Smalltalk will reach out within 24 hours.



    Parents are advised to arrive prepared with specific documents for the evaluation. This includes:

    • Driver’s license or another form of ID.
    • Current insurance card, if applicable.
    • Completed intake paperwork, which can be filled out in advance.


    A qualified speech therapist conducts various activities and tests. These are designed to assess different aspects of speech and language, including articulation, fluency, receptive and expressive language skills, and social communication abilities. The evaluation itself is a thorough process, and the time it takes can vary depending on the child’s needs.


    The therapist will review the findings and discuss them with the parents. This includes an explanation of any diagnoses and recommendations for therapy or further actions. If therapy is recommended, a personalized plan will be developed based on the evaluation results, tailored to the child’s specific needs.