Payment policy

Please note that this is a fee-for-service, private pay practice, which means that payment in full is due at the time of service. We do not contract with any insurance companies, and would thus be considered an "out-of-network" provider by your insurer. We do not bill insurance companies directly, but can provide you with a statement containing all the necessary claim information, which you can then submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.  You are responsible for all communication with your insurance company, and you may be eligible for only partial or possibly no reimbursement, depending on your policy.  

We accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards, and Health Savings Account cards. There will be a $30 charge assessed for returned checks. Unpaid balances remaining after a period of four months may result in your account being turned over to a collection agency, and referral to a different psychiatric provider.


Scheduling

To secure a new patient appointment, we ask that you provide a valid credit card number.  Cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance of the appointment time set aside for you will not be charged.  Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will be charged half the initial evaluation fee; no-shows without any attempt made to notify our office in advance will be charged the full fee.  For established patients, the policy is identical for cancellations made greater than 24 hours in advance, or no-shows.  For cancellations within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment, fees vary according to appointment length.  Please contact the office for details.


missed appointments

We schedule appointments back-to-back, and it is therefore essential that you arrive on time. Should you arrive more than 10 minutes late for a medication management visit, or more than 20 minutes late for a longer appointment, you may be billed for a missed session. We will try to accommodate reasonable circumstances beyond your control which result in lateness