Our Treatment Policies

Length of treatment is individualized and determined collaboratively between you and your clinician. For medication treatment, the recommended length of treatment for most disorders is typically 1 year or more, depending upon your specific case.

The frequency of visits depends on the specific case. For patients who are being seen for medications alone monthly visits may be appropriate. Patients may be seen more often during initial treatment or medication adjustments. Patients on a stable medication regimen may be seen every 2-3 months. Continuous monitoring is important to ensure that you remain well and that medications are adjusted successfully.

Medications may or may not be prescribed after the initial evaluation has been completed. Established patients are often given enough medication and refills until the next office visit, so refills are not necessary over the phone. If you have missed or cancelled an appointment, your provider will work with you to ensure you are covered so as long as a scheduled follow up appointment is made. This is to ensure continuity of care and safe medication management practices.

A block of time is reserved for your appointment, so if you need to cancel, please give at least 24 business hours of advance notice. Business hours are considered the weekdays between 8am-4pm Monday – Thursday and Friday we close at 2pm. Should you cancel within less than 24 business hours of the scheduled appointment, or do not show for an appointment, you will be charged the full fee for the visit. Visit fees are processed at 7am on the appointment day. Your insurance company will not reimburse you for missed sessions. Consistent attendance at follow-up appointments are important for safe medical care.

We operate of a fee for service (cash pay) basis and payments are run at 7am on the day of your appointment. In order to establish care, you must have a valid payment method on file prior to your appointment date and time. If the payment method on file declines, a late fee of 45.00 will be assessed. Keep in mind, if your account has a payment that is more than 30 days past due, we reserve the right of utilizing legal means to secure payment, including collection agencies or small claims litigation. In most cases, the only information we would be providing would be your name, nature of services provided, and amount due. If your payment method needs to be updated for any reason please reach out to us at info@purposepsychiatry.com or call 949.503.1766 to request a new encrypted payment consent be sent to you.

When scheduling an appointment, you will be provided with an electronic link to fill out the forms digitally. Please use a computer with the Chrome browser as that is the set up that is compatible with the digital forms. Smart devices and tablets are not reliable and data is often lost.

If you are unable to complete the forms digitally, you can download the minimum forms needed here are fax them to 252-250-2029. All forms, digital or paper, are required to be submitted 24 hours prior to the appointment. If not received, the appointment will have to be rescheduled.