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How to get psychiatric services without health insurance?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Can be done
Most towns and cities have family services clinics sponsored by the united way, or the jewish federation, or similar type charities, that run on a sliding scale, based on what a patient can afford.
Medical schools teaching hospitals and/or university graduate programs in psychology may run free or low-cost clinics. And of course in emergencies, the er is always there.

In brief: Can be done
Most towns and cities have family services clinics sponsored by the united way, or the jewish federation, or similar type charities, that run on a sliding scale, based on what a patient can afford.
Medical schools teaching hospitals and/or university graduate programs in psychology may run free or low-cost clinics. And of course in emergencies, the er is always there.
Dr. Jane Steiner
Dr. Jane Steiner
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In brief: Make appointment
Perhaps I am not aware of something relevant, but you make an appointment with a psychiatrist the same way you would any other physician.
Talk to your family physician, and ask for a referral. If you don't have an fp, call the local medical school, and ask for the department of psychiatry. They will recommend a psychiatrist for you. You can pay the psychiatrist directly for his or her services.

In brief: Make appointment
Perhaps I am not aware of something relevant, but you make an appointment with a psychiatrist the same way you would any other physician.
Talk to your family physician, and ask for a referral. If you don't have an fp, call the local medical school, and ask for the department of psychiatry. They will recommend a psychiatrist for you. You can pay the psychiatrist directly for his or her services.
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
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