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?
You can still receive psychiatric care with us even if you don’t have a family doctor. However, without this collaboration, we won’t be able to prescribe you any controlled medications should you need them.
If you do have a primary care provider but find that they do not support a collaborative approach, your best option may be to find one that does. You deserve a provider that cares about your overall health and wellness, wants to see that you get the help you need, and is interested in being an active part of a safe and thoughtful process that has proven to achieve the best outcomes.
Other questions related to Collaborative Care
- Why is collaborative psychiatry more efficient?
- Why do we recommend collaborative psychiatry?
- How do my psychiatrist and primary care provider communicate with each other?
- What is the role of the psychiatrist in the collaborative care?
- What is my primary care provider’s role in this collaboration?
- How do I receive this collaborative psychiatric care?
- What do we mean by Collaborative Care Psychiatry?
- What are controlled substance medications?
- Is there any additional cost for getting collaborative psychiatric care?
- Why will I get more fully well with collaborative psychiatry?