On the first visit Dr. Davies will perform a psychiatric exam which allows her to start to see a picture of what has led you to treatment. She will ask questions about symptoms, your background, medical history, social support system, and self-care activities. She will also review the paperwork you have completed before the visit.
After 1-2 sessions, Dr. Davies will discuss her impressions, which includes diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan. Although some people don’t like the idea of getting a diagnosis, it is actually an important first step to treatment. Diagnoses are based on collections of symptoms and can give helpful information about treatments that may or may not be helpful as well as how fast a person may recover and if this problem may recur in the future. Dr. Davies believes that it is important for a patient to know what their diagnosis is and why.
Not every patient will benefit from or needs medication. Psychiatrists are trained in medical treatment of mental health problems as well as psychotherapy and are uniquely qualified to develop a treatment plan that incorporates all of the available modalities. If Dr. Davies does not offer the type of treatment that she is recommending to you, she will work with you to find a provider who can.
I am now accepting Regence and Premera insurance plans. Please check with your individual plan and make sure it includes my practice on Bainbridge Island,
I am currently an “out of network” provider for all other insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Currently I am unable to see any patient who has Medicare or Medicaid insurance, even if you plan to pay cash without using your insurance.
Full payment is due at the time of each visit, and we will provide you with a receipt. You can submit this receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement directly to you at “out of network” rates. Many plans offer “out of network” benefits to their customers, but not all do. Call your insurance company to check your specific benefits. If you are out of network, we will provide you with a "Good Faith Estimate" of the charges and codes that may be used so you have more information to discuss with your insurance company before your first visit.
Fees and Payment:
• Payment is due at each visit. We accept cash, checks, debit card and credit cards. Returned checks are subject to a $25 fee.
• We require each patient to have a valid credit card on file to charge for any outstanding balance
Good Faith Estimate/No Surprises Act
As of January 1, 2022, under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care physicians and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.
Under this act, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care physicians need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
• Make sure your health care physician gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care physician, and any other physician you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
• For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.