Telepsychiatry is an excellent option to continue care with your provider remotely when it’s not convenient or feasible to visit us in person. There are many studies that show the effectiveness of telemental health but a few considerations should be made when practicing this form of care. It's important to treat a video visit like you would an in-person visit. Take the call in an environment that allows you to be present and to make the most of the time with your provider. Please note the speed of your internet access and your mobile device may affect the quality of the video call.
Yes! We do accept insurance, and we are in-network with Anthem, Aetna, Humana, Optum (United) and Tricare. Even if we are not a “participating provider” with your insurance company, you may still have out-of-network benefits that would cover your visit. We’ll let you know what your out-of-pocket expense is before you even schedule with us, and you’ll never have to submit a claim or “super bill” on your own. Unfortunately, we do not accept Medicare or Medi-Cal at this time.
With no insurance and no coverage, it will be $300 for the initial evaluation and then $200 for followups.
We believe that family members are a critical part of any patient’s treatment team. We are happy to provide general information and appointment availability to family members, but adults 18 and older must schedule their own appointment. This is to protect our clients’ privacy and to ensure that the client has agreed to seek treatment.
If you can't make it to your appointment, please alert us at least 24 hours in advance so we can offer the time to someone else. This will also ensure you avoid any no-show fees. If you're more than 10 minutes late, we may ask you to reschedule.
You should plan to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before your appointment, especially if it’s your first visit with us. We never double-book and our providers generally start on time.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors (trained as an M.D. (Doctor of Medicine). or D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine), who have completed medical school, and then completed residency training in psychiatry. Psychiatrists are able to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems, and are able to prescribe medications to treat mental illnesses. Marriage & family therapists are licensed mental health professionals that use psychotherapy and their understanding of family systems to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems.
In general, a psychiatrist will be able to determine whether medications are an appropriate treatment for you at your initial evaluation. However, in some situations, additional assessments may be required before medications are prescribed.
MD - Doctor of Medicine
DO - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
PMHNP - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
PsyD - Doctor of Psychology
LMFT - Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
You are welcome to ask your provider about that during your visit, but they will probably not be comfortable writing a letter after just one visit. You should not schedule with us if all you need is a letter or a form filled out. You should schedule with us if you are serious about getting better.
When it's time to join your appointment, we'll text you a link. Just click the link and you'll be connected with your provider. Our software works on any device with a camera and mic, i.e., iPhone, Android, or laptop. There is no need to download an app. You'll get a confirmation email with the details.
We provide telepsychiatry and teletherapy services to all of California. Our outpatient clinic is located in Santa Ana, CA
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