FAQ

1. Does JFS charge fees for service? JFS offers many services to clients at no fee, including support groups, senior services, family life education, information and referral and more. The services that do have fees are counseling, case management and adoption services.

2. Does JFS take insurance for therapy services?
Yes, JFS does take insurance for therapy services. JFS therapists are professional, experienced licensed clinical social workers. Jewish Family Service is an in-network provider for several major insurance companies as well as EAP providers (You may wish to check with your insurance company prior to your visit.) We also accept Medicare and Medicaid. Clients without insurance may qualify for service on a sliding scale based on income and family size. Please contact us at (615) 356-4234 for additional information.

3. Can everyone use the services of JFS or do you have to be a certain age or at a certain income? People of all ages and incomes come to JFS!

The following programs are available to the entire Nashville and Middle TN region: Therapy and Counseling for Individuals, Couples and Families; Information and Referral Services; Support Groups; Family Life Education Programming; Adoption Journeys service.
Due to guidelines from our funding sources, specific programs are available only to those of the Jewish faith, as follows: all Financial Assistance Programs, Kosher Food Boxes, Helping Hands, Case Management, and The Jewish Job Network.

4. How do I get started? First call JFS at (615) 356-4234. If you are a parent or guardian, you can call on behalf of your loved one.

5. How does Jewish Family Service keep my confidentiality secure?
All communications with Jewish Family Service are confidential and all employees must sign confidentiality agreements. Written records are kept in locked files. Although we are located within the Gordon Jewish Community Center, the entrance to our offices are in the back of the building and fully confidential.