POLICIES:
Privacy and Confidentiality:

We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your health care information. Protecting your privacy and the confidentially of your medical information is a critical factor in providing mental health services. The code of ethics; HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act); as well as CHAPTER 42 CFR Part 2 (Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records) mandates that all information about you be protected; and that any disclosure of your protected Health Information (PHI) requires your written consent. .

Payments and Fee:

You may choose to self-pay or use health insurance. We accept major credit cards for your convenience. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, you may qualify for certain special payment schedules. Co-payments and deductibles are payable at the time of the appointment and are a patient’s responsibility. If you are unable to pay your co-payments, you may be billed at the discretion of the billing department. .

Insurance:

We accept most insurance health policies and generally our services are covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Our staff is available to assist you in determining your available coverage. Medical Reimbursement Accounts: You may use a pre-tax health reimbursement account or flexible spending plans. If your insurance policy is not accepted, you may call your carrier directly to see if our providers may be covered or if there is an out-of-network benefit available.

Cancellation Policy:

If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, a no show fee may be applied. Missed or cancelled appointment fees are not covered by health insurance and are a patient’s responsibility.

Telephone Consultation:

For individuals seeking advice about psychiatric care and alternatives for themselves or family members, we provide an initial telephone consultation at no cost. The consultation is for the purpose of determining if our staff and services can be beneficial to improving your emotional well-being. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition.

Telephone therapy:

Telephone therapy has become a cost-effective and popular method that does not require anyone to leave their home or office. Telephone therapy is scheduled for 20 minute intervals at a cost of $65. Telephone appointments may not be billable to your insurance therefore, prepayment is required. Credit and debt cards are accepted.

Video Conferencing:

Professional fees for video conferencing services are reimbursable by many insurance companies. Video conferencing are scheduled in 20 minute intervals at a cost of $75. If your insurance does not cover this service, we accept credit cards for prepayment. For questions about this service, please send an e-mail us at info@centerforpsychmed.com or call us at 978-685-8800.

Questions? Call 978-685-8800 | Fax: 978-685-8808 | Center for Psychiatric Medicine 290 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843
Specializing in Neuropsychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Family and Couple’s Psychotherapy, Youth and Adolescent services,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dual Diagnosis, Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing, Memory Evaluations and Boredom Management