You must be referred to WMed Health Psychiatry by your primary care provider. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time for registration and new patient paperwork, as well as time to meet with our nurse and/or medical social worker before seeing the doctor. Your first visit is scheduled to take up to 90 minutes.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please call us with as much advance notice as possible. Due to limited appointment availability, we are unable to reschedule the initial appointment more than once. We must be notified of a cancellation at least two hours prior to your appointment or your appointment will be considered a no-show. For established patients, multiple no-shows may result in dismissal. We provide an answering service for messages during all non-clinic hours.
Please bring the following to your first visit:
- All current insurance cards
- Picture ID (driver’s license or state ID)
- A health history form, which will be mailed to you prior to your visit, including complete medication list
- Copies of any court documents verifying custody, guardianship or adoption, if applicable
Minor patients must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the first appointment. Another designated adult may accompany a minor for follow-up appointments as long as our office has a signed consent on file by a parent or guardian allowing them to do so. Children under the age of 12 who are not directly involved in the appointment should not be present for the visit and cannot be left unsupervised in the waiting area.
Lastly, in addition to providing excellent patient care, WMed Health Psychiatry strives to provide excellent education to resident physicians. Our residents will be involved in your care under the supervision of one of our attending psychiatrists. This supervision includes video recording of your sessions for insurance and educational purposes.
Calling WMed Health Psychiatry
Call WMed Health during regular practice hours to make an appointment, ask for prescription refills, or to discuss minor problems or questions. We will keep all of your information confidential. We will call you back as soon as possible but it may take some time since our doctors are seeing patients throughout the day.
When to Use the ER
You should seek emergency treatment if you feel like you are an imminent danger to yourself or others, or are unable to keep yourself safe, or have any of the following medical conditions:
- Difficulty breathing
- If pregnant, serious danger to the unborn child or mother
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss of vision, speech, or movement of a body part
- Poisoning or overdose
- Severe bleeding
- Severe burns or deep cuts
- Severe chest pain