INITIAL PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION: $350
The initial psychiatric evaluation generally lasts up to an hour and a half.
For children and adolescents, approximately the first 45 minutes of the appointment will be with the parents alone to review the patient’s complete medical history, psychiatric history, developmental history, educational history, social history and family history. If your child can not be left alone unsupervised in the waiting room or the play area, then an adult will need to be present to watch the child while the parents/guardians are being interviewed. Please do not bring other siblings/children to the initial appointment. The next 30 minutes of the appointment will consist of an interview with the child/adolescent. The last 15 minutes will consist of a meeting with both the parents and the child/adolescent to discuss diagnostic impressions and treatment recommendations.
Treatment recommendation could include medications, therapeutic interventions and/or psychological testing. Please note in some circumstances multiple appointments may be needed to gather enough information to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
FOLLOW UP SESSION: $160
Follow up sessions are up to 30 minute appointments to monitor response to psychopharmacological treatment. Length
between follow up appointments vary between individuals however patients are seen at a minimum of once every 3 months. When a patient is being started on a new medication, follow ups will
need to be more frequent until the patient is stabilized on an effective dose.