How might I get controlled medications from my primary care provider?
Once your primary care provider has received the visit note from your psychiatrist recommending these medications be prescribed for you, you can call your primary care provider’s office and see if they will call those medications into your pharmacy for you to pick up. Your primary care provider may want you to schedule and come in for a visit with them first before they will prescribe these medications in some cases. In other cases, you may find that your primary care provider does not want to work collaboratively and does not agree to help you in this way. Should this be the case, one option is to consider finding a primary care provider who believes in collaborative care, wants to see that you get the help you need, and is willing to be part of this safe and thoughtful process.
Other questions related to Collaborative Care
- What do we mean by Collaborative Care Psychiatry?
- Why is collaborative psychiatry more efficient?
- Why do we recommend collaborative psychiatry?
- What is my primary care provider’s role in this collaboration?
- What are controlled substance medications?
- How do I receive this collaborative psychiatric care?
- What if I don’t currently have a primary care provider or I find that the one I have doesn’t want to work with me in this way?
- Why is collaborative psychiatry safer for me?
- Why will I get more fully well with collaborative psychiatry?
- How do my psychiatrist and primary care provider communicate with each other?