Medication Consultation and Monitoring
Who is eligible?
Individuals dealing with depression, anxiety disorders, bi-polar, schizophrenia and other mental health
issues that have not been fully resolved through psychotherapy and other non-medical treatments
Individuals seeking Medication Management for psychotropic medications
Those seeking medical interventions for SAD (seasonal a ective disorder), sleep issues, situational
disorders due to grief, loss and other life stressors
Most health insurance plans, including Medical Assistance and pre-paid Medical Assistance plans
cover psychiatry services
What can I expect?
Your first appointment will consist of completing paperwork that helps your provider obtain a basic history related to your mental health.
Afer completing the paperwork packet, you will have an hour long appointment with your provider so they can to get to know you, your history of prior treatment, and current symptoms.
Your provider will discuss di erent medication options to you based on their clinical judgement and will also take into account other concerns which can a ect the safety of psychiatric medications such as your medical condition, other medications you are taking and whether or not you are using drugs or alcohol
Your provider may request laboratory or psychological testing before starting or continuing certain medications
Your return appointments with your provider will be shorter in length, usually around 20 minutes
It is important you are involved in your care and make informed decisions regarding your medications
Medication education related to:
- Patient-specific symptomology
- Dosing instructions
- Possible side e ects to monitor for