what is YOUR POLICY ON PAYMENT?
Payment is expected at the time of your appointment. Only cash payments, Zelle, or CashApp are accepted for insurance copays or from individuals who don’t have insurance. Please be sure to check your healthcare coverage before making an appointment (if there’s a yearly deductible, this will have to be met before your insurance will start to pay). Dr Adam accepts insurance payments only for follow-up visits with short-CBT, provided that you have met your yearly deductible. Extra services (such as 45-60 minutes individual talk therapy without medication treatment), or couple therapy are available outside of insurance.
Please note that Dr. Adam does not accept insurance for a second opinion, court, school or employment evaluations.
HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION COST?
A psychiatric evaluation with Dr. Adam or Dr. Hargrove costs $450 (45-60 minutes), and a medication follow-up visit costs $185 (15-30 minutes). An individual therapy session with Jennifer Sadler, LMHC costs $175 (60 minutes). A couple therapy session with Antoine Adam, MD costs $700 (60 minutes). Clients who are interested in the cognitive evaluation for testing or job accommodations, or as part of their ADHD evaluation, the fee is $300. For more information please visit the Fees & Insurance page
what is YOUR cancellation policy?
what is the medication refill policy?
how do you handle phone calls?
I am not always immediately available by telephone. When I am unavailable, my telephone will be answered by voicemail. I will make every effort to return your call within 24 hours, with the exception of weekends and holidays. If you are unable to reach me in case of an emergency and feel that you cannot wait for me to return your phone call, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room and ask for the psychiatrist on call. Please be sure to leave me a message about the emergency. If I will be unavailable for an extended time such as going on vacation or a conference, I will let you know in advance. Feel free to email me anytime and I will respond accordingly.
what is YOUR confidentiality POLICY?
Your patient records and content of sessions are strictly confidential. For this reason, no information concerning you as a patient is released without your written consent (an exception is limited information sent to other doctors or your pharmacist). Disclosure of information to anyone such as an attorney and/or a family member must be requested by written authorization by the patient. In an emergency situation when you, the patient, are at imminent risk of death or serious medical consequence, I will release minimal, critically relevant information to assist in preventing dire medical consequences that may result if that relevant information is not released. In case of a minor, their legal guardian must sign the authorization. In cases where a patient may be a danger to themselves or others, in cases of suspected of child or elder abuse, in cases where a patient may be incapable of taking care of themselves, or certain legal proceedings when required by a judicial subpoena, the physician is legally bound to break doctor-patient confidentiality.
New York Prescription Monitoring Program Registry
All doctors use the State of New York Department of Justice Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (I-Stop) to access controlled substance prescription history.