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How to get behavioral psychiatric services without health insurance?

How to get behavioral psychiatric services without health insurance?

Pay for them: Lots of practitioners of behavioral therapy are not covered with insurance and accept only direct pay. If that's not feasible, depending on the need, if this is for a child, the school may authorize and pay for behavioral services through an individualized education plan (iep). Also, if you meet criteria, public insurance (medicaid) may pay for such care. ...Read more

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Do social workers help arrange palliative care?

Do social workers help arrange palliative care?

Yes: Depending on where you are and whether you are in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health etc. Palliative care can be arranged by social workers, chaplains, case managers and discharge planners. You'll probably never go wrong by starting with the social worker. ...Read more

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

Med. school: Being one, I attended medical school, then residency training program, then fellowship to specialize in Psychiatry. ...Read more

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Health problems really adding up. I need financial help! is there emergency fund for families?

Health problems really adding up. I need financial help! is there emergency fund for families?

Check local resource: If you are having issues with hospital bills- first contact the "patient representative" for the hospital. Many times payment plans can be worked out- and also bills can be adjusted based upon your income. Also ask the patient rep where most patients are sent in your area for potential free care. Most communities have some type of reduced cost clinics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can medicaid pay for medical massage therapy under any circumstances?

Can medicaid pay for medical massage therapy under any circumstances?

Unlikely/rare: It depends on your state medicaid regulations. The only condition likely to get paid for that is for lymphedema treatment because treatment effects are objectively measurable. ...Read more

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Dental problem-no help from insurance. Advice please!?

Dental problem-no help from insurance. Advice please!?

Call around...: Call around different dental offices. Some will at least diagnose the problem for free. And some offices will help you with providing alternatives that are affordable. In this economic environment, i'm sure someone will be able to provide some kind of affordable treatment. ...Read more

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Need help finding mental health websites that have parenting advice?

Need help finding mental health websites that have parenting advice?

Parenting advice : Parenting is a very difficult job. No two children are the same and what may work for one child may not work for another. Therefore, I can't say one website will help everyone. You can always ask specific questions on Health Tap. ...Read more

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What services and medical professionals can help me with caregiving?

What services and medical professionals can help me with caregiving?

Caregiving: Contact a social worker and some from a home care organization. They will direct and assist accordingly. ...Read more

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Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

NAMI, other org.s: National alliance on mental illness, national institutes of mental health, arc, state supported mental health clinics, staff in local child/adolescent psychiatry clinics, chadd, add warehouse, just to name some good sources of information. ...Read more

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Where can I find financial assistance for psychological counseling for a teen?

Where can I find financial assistance for psychological counseling for a teen?

Not sure about: Financial assistance, but most cities have a clinic where people can be treated on a sliding scale. ...Read more

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Problems with depression, need help, no insurance or job?

Problems with depression, need help, no insurance or job?

Free services avail: Most communities have free or significantly reduced sliding scale fees available for mental health help. Check with any local colleges or universities that have mental health programs, also community mental health centers. There are typically suicide hotlines that can refer to local agencies or professionals that can work with you at reduced fees. Don't delay treatment! ...Read more

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How to get psychiatric services without health insurance?

Several options: Depending on your income, you may qualify for county mental health services; check the government pages in the phone book or online. If you have resources, many psychiatrists greatly prefer direct pay rather than going through health insurance. ...Read more

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Any financial support for international with I guess would be 'no medical insurance'? Any way to get cheaper consults / evaluations? Options? Thanks.

Any financial support for international with I guess would be 'no medical insurance'?
Any way to get cheaper consults / evaluations?
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Probably not: Telemedicine is still in its infancy. As far as I know right now this is the best price you can get. Keep in mind, it is still cheaper than going to an urgent care center, or a hospital. And it is much less time-consuming than most other options. But of course always know that if your condition is serious you should absolutely go to see a physician face-to-face. ...Read more

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How to handle self-harm/suicidal urges AT HOME, without psychiatric help, hospitals, psych units, therapists or professionals. Self-help only please.

How to handle self-harm/suicidal urges AT HOME, without psychiatric help, hospitals, psych units, therapists or professionals. Self-help only please.

Suicidal/Self-harm: The basic thing to remember is that these urges always are time-limited- as bad as they feel, they always go away, so your strategy, planned in advance is best, is to get with someone who cares about you, don't stay alone. Occupy yourself with activity, with a person, if possible, do something to burn off the feelings- aerobic exercise is powerful in reducing depression, do daily!! ...Read more

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Do you know any organization or sponsors for financial support for dialyais patients?

Do you know any organization or sponsors for financial support for dialyais patients?

Financial support: The best person to ask is the social worker who is at the dialysis center the patient seeking financial support dialyzes in. Good luck ...Read more

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Why do health insurance plans require a medical exam?

Why do health insurance plans require a medical exam?

Insurers are in the: Business of collecting premiums and paying as few claims as possible. Some ask a few questions, deferring an exam, many want not only historical data, an exam, but urine and blood work. If they do not see what they like, you wll not be offered a policy. ...Read more

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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more

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How can I find a startup advisor from the medical profession for my fertility medical tourism initiative ?

How can I find a startup advisor from the medical profession for my fertility medical tourism initiative
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Place ad in OB: If you are seeking a medical professional place an ad on linked in or a local OB may be interested. ...Read more