Read the following carefully - we will review this to determine if we offer services relevant to your needs so we can make sure if you have an appointment, your time is well-spent.
Insurance and Conditions Treated
Neighborhood participates with Aetna, BCBS, United Healthcare, Oxford and Cigna. If you do not have coverage for these plans, you will be required to pay out-of-pocket as your insurance may not cover our services. Please note: We specialize in treating common conditions including depression (e.g. Unipolar Depression), anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, etc.), ADHD, and related lower-severity conditions.
In order to provide proper, comprehensive care, we generally do not prescribe medications during the initial consultation period. In order to prescribe controlled substances, including common medications for anxiety (e.g. Xanax, Ativan, etc.) and ADHD (Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse, etc.).
We are REQUIRED BY LAW to check New York's I-STOP prescription registry and note any concerning prescriptions with other prescribers.
We recommend patients with more intensive or specific needs seek treatment in an appropriate care setting.
For example, the care of substance use disorders like Alcohol Use Disorder requires addiction psychiatry treatment, and people with serious and persistent conditions including Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders are recommended to seek treatment with a specialist in those conditions, or in a specialized care setting.
Neighborhood Psychiatry uses a team model.
Following initial evaluation, if you begin treatment with us, you may work with another clinician within our practice or you may remain under the care of the evaluating clinician. The majority of our patients as a matter of practice clinical guidelines will be under the care of a Psychiatric Medical Doctor (MD or DO) and Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (NP), with more regular visits with your NP and Psychiatrist check-ins periodically and as clinically indicated. Again, please refer to the financial responsibility form and your healthcare plan for details as to how your out-of-pocket expense may vary as a result of your coverage.
If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, or believe you may be a risk to yourself or others, please call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency department. We do not offer emergency services.