Freehold Child Diagnostic Center, Inc. - Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine
Office Policies


Compliance with your appointments are crucial in the mental health field for continued success.  On average, most appointments for routine medication management are every 8-12 weeks apart.  In more complex cases or emergency situations, appointments can be scheduled more often.  Medication refills will be given to the patient as long as continued compliance with appointments occurs.  A lapse in appointments or several cancellations/rescheduling may result in termination of care due to noncompliance.  We will make every effort on your behalf to follow up with you and fit you into our schedule whenever possible.  Please understand that medication of any kind should be closely monitored by your doctor and your mental health is extremely important to us.


  


We do not accept insurances and we are considered out of network.  Payment is due in full at the time of service, no exceptions.  We take Visa, MasterCard, Check, or Cash.  You will receive a receipt to submit to your insurance company should you have out of network benefits and may be able to be reimbursed.  It is your sole responsibility to know your insurance benefits.

 
Your privacy is our #1 priority.  All information shared regarding treatment to other providers to coordinate treatment is considered confidential therefore parent and patient permission is mandatory.  A release of information must be given in writing if you wish for your care to be discussed with anyone outside of our office.



The time you have scheduled your appointment for has been set aside just for you.  If you fail to show for your appointment or you cancel without 24 hours notice, you will be charged in full for your session.  This fee will be payable by you and cannot be processed through your insurance company.  We will very often place a courtesy call to remind you of your appointment, however it is just a courtesy and this call should not be solely relied upon for you to remember your scheduled appointment date and time.  You are responsible for remembering all appointments that you schedule.

 


This office often uses email as a primary mode of communication to provide the fastest form of communication to meet our patient’s needs.  We will transmit clinical information as well as appointment, payment, and medication information, etc.  If you provide an email address, you are giving permission to communicate this information electronically.





Minors of divorced parents that present for an appointment must have consent of both custodial parents to be treated. We assume that by you scheduling an appointment, both parents are in agreement with the treatment. It is solely parental responsibility to make sure they have the legal right to make medical decisions regarding their child and our services. If necessary, the custody agreement should be provided automatically from the parent to the office.





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