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I have a standard psychotherapy and consultation fee that is my maximum fee for a 45 minute session. In practice, my fees can be adjusted on an individual basis, depending on the type of treatment, session frequency, and individual financial constraints.
For the initial evaluation sessions, payment is due at the time the services are rendered. Once treatment has begun, I provide a bill at the end of the month and payment is due by the 15th of the following months. I accept payment with cash, checks, major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Master Card) or PayPal.
I am currently in network for the CHP NYU student insurance plan. Please note that I am not in network for other insurance plans. If you are planning to apply for out of network benefits, you will need to submit payment prior to seeking reimbursement. I am happy to assist you in this process by providing the necessary documentation for reimbursement, but I may need to bill for additional time spent in the process if it involves lengthy telephone calls, written reports, etc. These charges would always be discussed with you before they are incurred.
If for any reason you are unable to meet for your appointment, you are responsible for calling to cancel at least 48 business hours prior to your scheduled time (e.g. you must cancel a 9AM Monday appointment by 9AM on the prior Thursday morning). If the appointment is not cancelled within 48 hours, you will be charged for the appointment. Please note that by law missed appointments must be billed as such and many insurance carriers will not reimburse for these charges.
In the event of a psychiatric emergency, which entails immediate danger to yourself or others, I will provide current patients my emergency contact information, where I can be reached 24hrs per day. Please leave a brief message indicating the nature of your call, and the return number where I can reach you. I will return your call as soon as possible. If you cannot reach me at the time of the emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Please note that unless previously arranged, the ideal setting for discussing other concerns is at our regular scheduled appointments. Requests for medication refills will be called in to the pharmacy by the end of the business day the request is made. Requests after 5pm will be called in on the following business day.
When requesting a refill, please provide:
Prescriptions may only be called in for patients who are current patients and who have maintained their regularly scheduled appointments.
Maintaining the confidentiality of our communications is essential in conducting any form of psychotherapy or psychiatric treatment. Any disclosures of information will be made with your consent, or prior agreement to disclosure in certain conditions. Please review my Notice of Privacy Practices. After reading this document, I will ask you to sign a form indicating that you have read and understood it. There will be an opportunity for us to discuss any concerns or reservations that you may have in regard to anything contained in this document. For specific communications with third parties, I will ask you to sign a Release of Information form.
The confidentiality of any health information that is transmitted by electronic and/or digital technologies, such as email or text message cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, I would ask that such communications be used only for scheduling, if you are comfortable doing so. Any emails or texts of a more personal nature will be specifically addressed at our next session.
Please print out a copy and fill out the New Patient Form prior to our first meeting.