This practice is committed to patient confidentiality. No material will be released to any third party without your written consent. In the event of life-threatening events and emergencies, such as planned suicide or homicide, New Jersey State Statutes are followed. Drug and alcohol treatment information is protected. When a minor is the patient, information disclosed by the patient during their sessions is not released to parents or guardians unless it is classifiable as life threatening.
Treatment summary or general information is conveyed to parents, when the child patient is agreeable to the same. If you are involved in any legal actions for which you desire psychiatric evaluation, consultation, or reports, this information must be disclosed in advance.
Our psychiatric practice is outpatient. I do not follow patients in the hospital, or see patients while hospitalized, rather, upon discharge. When hospitalization should occur/become necessary, The Crisis Center, inpatient treatment facility, or hospital typically provides an in-patient psychiatrist.
When a minor is the primary patient:
- A minimum of 10 minutes per 2-3 sessions is required with the primary care takers.
- School consultations are often necessary.
Please note that all patients are responsible to make the payment online at the time of scheduling. We cannot provide direct insurance billing nor accept direct insurance compensation due to various reasons such as onerous delays, excessive paperwork, and the compromise of patient confidentiality. We will provide you with billing statements that may be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement, at your discretion.
Fee schedule is as follows:
|Initial consultation, 50-60 minutes||$370|
|Medical psychotherapy, 45-50 minutes||$270|
|with/without medication management|
|Medication management, 15-20 minutes||$180|
|Telephone sessions, 15-20 minutes||$180|
|30 – 45 minutes||$270|
|Consented consultation with third party, 30 min||$270|
|School consultations, 15-20 minutes||$180|
|Extended, 45 minutes||$270|
|Completion of external paperwork, fee per hour||$270|
|Prior Authorizations, Pharmacy/Insurance calls||$50|
|or paperwork, 15 min|
|Legal Consultations varies||varies|
Please be sure to cancel 48 hours in advance whenever cancellation is necessary. This time is reserved for you and cannot be rescheduled on short notice. Patients are liable for payment of appointments not cancelled within 48 work hours. Emergency cancellations may be exempt, depending on frequency.