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“We care” are not just words.
Telepsychiatric Bridge Services provides exceptional patient oriented psychiatric care in our comfortable Jacksonville Beach location. We offer convenient weekend and evening hours in addition to keeping an open schedule which is designed to accommodate immediate needs. We understand that there are times you cannot wait weeks or even months for care.
We work for you and with you.
What you can expect from a visit in our office: When seeking a psychiatric care there is a common interaction sequence. First one must come in for an initial psychiatric evaluation. In this visit the provider will review your history and discuss the struggles you are experiencing. We do this in order to come up with a diagnosis and plan for treatment. The plan for treatment will be based upon your diagnosis and symptoms you are experiencing. The treatment plan usually is a combination of medication to minimize the symptoms you are experiencing and a referral to a therapist to obtain skills to deal with the day to day issues you are facing.
Once you have competed the initial evaluation and started medications you will then have monthly follow up appointments to monitor and check the effectiveness of your medications and obtain refills. This will continue until you no longer need services or have reached a stable medication regimen. At that point follow up appointments largely depend on the type of medication you are on.
When to seek care: Have you noticed that you have less energy, have been more irritable, have been feeling sad or worried a lot? There are many signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness and without a consult we cannot say for sure if you need treatment but if you have concerns about your mental health please come in and let us help you.
Telepsychiatry is a way of seeing the provider within the comfort of your own home. It works with a simple video program (similar to SKYPE) that is HIPAA compliant and protects your confidentiality. You are sent a link to the provider’s virtual office and you simply click the link and we take care of the rest. This allows you to be seen without need to worry about finding the office, getting a babysitter or even using up gas. All that is required is to have a computer with internet access and a web camera. Telepsychiatry is only available to established clients.
Insurance: For those without coverage you will find us to be your cost effective solution. You pay for insurance and want to use it. That makes sense. If you have a high deductible plan or want/need to maintain medical record confidentiality please review our pricing and come to the conclusion that works best for you. You may very well find us to be extremely competitive and eliminate the constraints, limitations and record retention imposed by insurance carriers.