Crisis Text line Text PA to 741741 VC Crisis Ctr 610-280-3270
-NOT ALL EMERGENCY ROOMS HAVE A PSYCHIATRIST ON STAFF:
Bryn Mawr Hospital: has inpatient psychiatric unit with physicians in house for Emergency consults if necessary. Use video chat as well to assess patient
Brandywine Hospital: No
Chester County Hospital: No, there is a psychiatrist on call and sees patients in ER via video chat when deemed necessary
Paoli Hospital: No (learned that the hard way)
Lankenau Hospital: No
-Very few therapists and/or psychiatrists accept insurance. They will provide receipt for you to submit. CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY AND GET YOUR COVERAGE INFORMATION AND LIST OF IN NETWORK PROVIDERS.
-Not all therapists are created equal, it is very important to look into their areas of expertise, find the right personality fit, and check their availability.
- It may take several attempts until you find the therapist that is the right fit
-There are many different types of therapy; in-patient , "partial inpatient" (out-patient extended day program), weekly sessions, bi weekly, support groups, etc.
DID YOU KNOW?...…….
- In PA, most children under age 19 with serious emotional & behavioral concerns will qualify for services covered by Medical Assistance, regardless of family income.
- There is a medical test that you can get that determines which medications are better suited to your genetic makeup. It is a simple cheek swab that is sent away and analyzed. You get a complete report listing drugs by classification showing which will have potential for more side effects and which will be more therapeutic. Many out there , I just know of Genecept Assay.
Call your insurance company and KNOW YOUR COVERAGE, ask for a list of IN NETWORK PROVIDERS...now the process of submitting for reimbursement for out of network providers and what the insurance company needs for documentation (ICD-10 codes, etc)