Frequently Asked Questions:
  • How long is the waiting list to see the doctor? 

    • Patient's are scheduled in the first appointment slot available with their preferred doctor.  They are informed that we have a waiting list that we pull from to get them in sooner if we have a cancellation.   We also instruct the patient/guardian that, if they complete CliniCom, this will make the accelerate the process.

 

  • What type of insurance is accepted by our practice?

    • We accept most insurances if your preferred provider is in network.  We do accept : Alabama Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross, Cigna, United Health Care, Medicare, Champ VA and Humana.  You may have to call your insurance company to make sure that we are a participating provider.

 

  • What age of patient's does our office accept?

    • It depends on the doctor.  Our range of patient's is from 4-75 years old. 

 

  • Do you take walk in new patient appointments ?

    • No, our office does not accept walk in new patients.

 

  • What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

    • A Psychiatrist is a physician (MD) and can prescribe medication as well as providing therapy. A Psychologist is a doctor in phsycology (Ph.D). and specializes in psychological testing and therapy. Click here to learn more about types of mental health professionals.

 

  • Can my child have a psychiatric condition without me being aware of it?

    • Yes, many parents are very surprised to find out about their children's psychiatric conditions.

 

  • Does my insurance cover psychiatric care?

    • You must contact your insurance company to confirm and request benefits.

 

  • When should a doctor consider prescribing medication?

    • When the patient has significant difficulty functioning and/or he/she is a danger to self or others.

 

  • How long should I expect to visit with the psychiatrist?

    • Initial evaluations last approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Follow up visits can last from 15 to 20 minutes.

 

  • How long should visits for testing and therapy last?

    • Testing can last 1-3 hours and therapy should last 45 minutes per session.

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