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How to Request a First Time Appointment 

HOW TO REQUEST AN INTAKE APPOINTMENT WITH ME,

Dr Lisa Goldman, at Whole Human Psychiatry

 

FIRST PLEASE NOTE:

  • I am licensed in Arizona and able to serve Arizona residents. 

  • I serve adults over 18, and each person must contact me themself.  Please don't have a family member contact me. I want to communicate directly with you. 

  • I do not take any insurance or Medicare. 

  • I don’t prescribe any benzos (Xanax, Valium) nor do I take over prescribing these when other doctors refuse to prescribe. 

  • All prescriptions and refills are managed within an office visit. There are no refills without an office visit. 

  • Together we will discuss your refills during an office visit, and we will plan ahead so that you don't run out of anything before your next visit 

  • No in-person visits. I offer telepsychiatry, which is easy, confidential and saves gas, thus protecting the planet and your privacy.

  • For my current rates, please see bottom of this page. 

  • I have no answering service and no office staff.

  • I do not provide 24 hr emergency care, only outpatient psychiatry. 

  • I do not run a suicide hotline. I run a small, independent, patient-centered low-overhead, psychiatry micro-practice.

  • I am a strong advocate for physician self-care, and I practice this myself. I turn off my phone at night so I can sleep. I believe all human beings deserve to have time to rest, relax and recharge. 

  • If you are having a psychiatric emergency and need immediate help, please contact the National suicide hotline.   https://988lifeline.org  or call 988. 

  • If you are experiencing a mental health crisis in Pima County,  please contact the Crisis Response Center at (520)622-6000.

 

TO REQUEST A FIRST TIME VISIT 

  • please send me an email to wholehumanpsychiatry@gmail.com

  • with subject line “REQUEST INTAKE VISIT” and please be sure to include:

  • Your first and last name, as well as what you prefer to be called. 

  • Your email address where I can send pre-intake forms to fill out online, confidentially

  • Your preferred phone number where you can receive a text from me. 

  • PLEASE briefly tell me what you are seeking help with. 

Please DON'T TRY CONTACTING ME THOUGH INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE-BIZ, OR OTHER METHODS. PLEASE FOLLOW THE ACTUAL DIRECTIONS RIGHT HERE. 

 

Once I receive this info from you, please expect an email message sent from Office of Dr Goldman, with links to the pre-intake forms needed.  These are consent forms, my practice policies that you agree to follow if you become my patient, a confidential new patient survey where you can tell me about yourself, and a secure site for storing payment information. You are never billed prior to a session, unless you cancel or no-show without giving 24 hours notice, in which case, there is a $100 no-show fee. After you fill out these forms on line, I’ll receive notification that these are complete. I will contact you to schedule a first visit. (Psychiatric Evaluation) which lasts about 60 minutes for our first face to face meeting. 

 

If there are any questions remaining, please feel free to email me. Say “Pre-intake question” in the subject line. My email once again is:

 

wholehumanpsychiatry@gmail.com 

 

 

Thank you so much for reaching out out to me.  I look forward to hearing from you. 

Dr Lisa Goldman

MY RATES:

  • New patient intake visit, psychiatric evaluation with or without medication 60 minutes, $550

  • Follow up visit for psychotherapy and prescribing, 50 minutes, $325

  • Well established patient who is stable and needing medication refills, 25 minutes, $250

  • No show / late cancelation fee (if you didn't give me 24 hours notice so I could clear the space for another person) $100.

  • Expert witness, testimony, court related preparation, including compilation of documents, not including travel and expenses $500/ hr

Prior Authorizations (filling out stupid paperwork for insurance companies to ask them to pay for your medication if its not covered by their formulary, including time on the computer, filling things out, on the phone, waiting around on hold, faxing things, no guarantee that the insurance company will agree to pay, so could be total waste of both our time) and other paperwork and non-clinical detail work related to insurance companies, employers and pharmaceutical companies: $300 / hr, billed in 15 minute increments.