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Old 07-28-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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Hi, I seen both the insurance company wouldn't cover the Psychologist, paying $80 every 2 week's was too much. Then went to a Psychiatrist. However, even with insurance was $40 a visit averaged $80-$120 a month. Plus refilled my medication twice a month cost $40 a month. I stopped going after knew lay off was coming. Being on unemployment and only working part time can't afford a Psych Doc. Wondering how much you trust your PCP? I did go to a PCP who recommended a therapist once never went. Just took the medication he gave me, which was Lexapro. Not a fan of Lexapro. Haven't seen my PCP in over 2 year's in need of an annual physical.

Really like to see a psych doc since having phantom panic attacks, random mood changes, and thoughts of not wanting to wake up in the morning.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:24 AM
 
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Your psych copay's are determined by your insurance provider... have you gotten a new job since your layoff?

if you need to be on meds, your only option as I see it is a Psychiatrist or a PCP.

I used to see a social worker, but they aren't allowed to write prescriptions.

After reading your post, I would start with a NEW PCP, or maybe try and find a DO. After I did some reading about DO's online, I found out they take more of a holistic approach to treatment of their patients. Look into it. Good luck.
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:12 AM
 
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Have a new job part time, but co pay for psych is still the same think maybe a bit more about sound $50 with new insurance. Wonder if a DO be covered by insurance.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:26 PM
 
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DO and PCP both are medical school graduates. Do some Googling on what's different about them. I moved to a new state a few months ago and couldn't find a Doctor in my area that is accepting new patients. I was given a DO as an option and even though I've only had 1 appointment so far, I was very impressed with the time spent with me at my initial appointment (about 1/2 an hour!), mostly just talking about my past, etc.
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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Call your local mental health office. They can probably refer you to someone that works on an income based sliding scale for counseling.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:17 PM
 
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This is my 5th psychiatrist. My former one recommended I consult with a psychologist. Well i applied for a free one but then they directed me to a meditation class, ugh. I might consult with one now that I have insurance.
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