INITIAL COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION: During this visit, we will review your full medical, psychiatric, psychosocial, and family history, which is important to obtain at this first visit because certain conditions such as hypo/hyperthyroidism, diabetes, and anemia (among many others), can present with psychiatric symptoms.
Please be advised that some cases may be more complicated than others especially with children and adolescents and may require additional sessions which will be discussed with you during your initial appointment.
20-30 MINUTE MEDICATION MANAGEMENT FOLLOW-UP SESSION: This is a follow-up session usually about once per month once stable, during which your symptoms and psychopharmacologic treatment plan will be discussed thoroughly, any appropriate changes to your medication regimen will be made.
TELEPHONE CALLS (MORE THAN 5 MINUTES): Prorated according to actual time
MISSED APPOINTMENTS: $150
Ocean View Neuropsychiatry contracts with certain insurance providers ( please call our office for further information), otherwise for all others, we are considered “out-of-network” providers.
If you plan to use your insurance benefits, it is in your best interest to check with your insurance provider prior to your first appointment in order to understand the full details of your mental health benefits.
If you are using out of network benefits, we do provide a reimbursement form or what is commonly referred to as a SUPERBILL as noted above that you may be able to use to submit a claim with your insurance. These plans vary widely and typically may reimburse patients anywhere from 30% to 80% of the total cost of each of our sessions depending on your deductibles. You may want to ask your insurance carrier to what extent they reimburse for the following psychiatric services rendered by an out-of-network doctor:
99204 +/- 90833 (New Patient Office Visit +/- psychotherapy)
99214 +/- 90833 (20-30 minutes medication management +/- psychotherapy)
PAYMENT POLICY: All services are paid for in full by the client at the beginning of each session via credit card, cash, or check.