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  • 1. What does a psychiatric evaluation pertain?
    A psychiatric evaluation takes up to 60 minutes to complete. During the psychiatric evaluation, the clinician will ask you about your medical history, medications, psychiatric history, current mental health concerns, and discuss treatment for your presenting chief complaint.
  • 2. What does a follow-up appointment pertain?
    A follow-up appointment takes up to 30 minutes to complete. During a follow-up appointment the clinician will assess your response to your medication, assess side effects, mood, sleep, appetite, and provide microtherapy for your mental health concerns.
  • 3. In which markets do we treat patients of what ages?
    We treat patients from aged 12 to 65 who reside in the states New Jersey and New York.
  • 4. Will I be seen virtually or in person?
    Our practice sees patients virtually.
  • 5. Which insurance providers are accepted?
    Our practice is currently taking Aetna Cigna Optum (United Healthcare, Oscar, and Oxford) Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield We will continue to update as we get credential with other insurance companies.
  • 6. What happens if I do not have insurance? How much is a self pay appointment?
    A new patient psychiatric evaluation is $200 + $2 credit card transaction fee. A follow-up appointment is $100 + $2 credit card transaction fee.
  • 7. How soon can I see a provider?
    After you book an appointment and submit your intake forms, you can be scheduled to be seen within less then one week. Our practice has availability weekly.
  • 8. What happens if I need to cancel/reschedule my appointment?
    Our policy states if you cancel your appointment less then 24 hours prior to your scheduled time, a late fee of $35 for a follow-up or a $50 new patient psychiatric evaluation will becharged to your credit card on file. These fees are unfortunately necessary due to unavoidable expenses and time allocated to each patient when making an appointment. We ask that you consider our policies, not as restrictions, but as necessary rules, which allow us to provide higher standards of care and services. You can cancel an appointment through the patient portal and reschedule an appointment by going to
  • 9. What happens if I no show to my appointment?
    Our policy states if you no show to your appointment, a late fee of $35 for a follow-up or a $50 new patient psychiatric evaluation will be charged to your credit card on file. In addition a $2 credit card transaction fee will be applied.
  • 10. What happens if I am late to my appointment?
    A late arrival will deprive of precious time and attention needed for your visit or service. If you are greater then 10 minutes to your new patient or follow-up appointment, you will need to reschedule your appointment and a late fee of $35 for a follow-up or a $50 new patient psychiatric evaluation will be charged to your credit card on file.
  • 11. How to I make an appointment?
    Click the book appointment link and complete the brief intake psychiatric assessment. Once we review your intake, we will either confirm or decline your patient appointment, in which you will be notified by email. If your appointment is confirmed, you will be emailed the patient consent forms, which need to be completed 24 hours prior to your appointment scheduled time. The day of your scheduled appointment, please join the video appointment by clicking on the link that was provided to your email. Please arrive to your appointment on time; if you anticipate difficulties with the video link, please arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • 12. What are the services that Path to Mentality does not offer?
    To ensure safe and appropriate care, we cannot treat the following conditions as they require specialized training and additional supportive services that Path to Mentality is not resourced to provide. We do not provide the following services: Evaluations for firearms, Long term disability, Clearances to drive a truck, Active suicidal thoughts, Autism spectrum, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Traumatic brain injury, Schizophrenia, Non-verbal learning disorders, and patients with history of complex polypharmacy medications.
  • 13. Which medications may be prescribed on an occasional basis?
    The following medications will be prescribed may be offered on rare circumstances on a case by case basis: Alprazolam (Xanax), Clonazepam (Klonopin), Diazepam (Klonopin) Diazepam (Valium) Lorazepam (Ativan) Adderall (Amphetamine) Ritalin (Methylphenidate), Concerta (Methylphenidate) and any other controlled substances.
  • 14. If I require an earlier appointment, but the calendar shows no availability, what are my options?
    Please call 609-913-2969 or email to request an earlier appointment. We would be happy to accommodate your request.
  • 15. What is the cost of a medical cannabis evaluation?
    $125 for the evaluation + $2 credit card transaction fee. Once you have been provided with a reference number and certification, then you can register with NJ or NY state registry  and obtain a valid identification card. There is a fee to obtain that identification card.
  • 16. Is medical cannabis covered by health insurance and/or Medicaid?
    No. Medical cannabis itself is not covered by any health plan in New Jersey.
  • 17. What medical conditions is medical cannabis not recommended for?
    Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Pregnancy, Heart Disease, Breast-feeding individuals
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