Frequently Asked Questions
We perform psychiatric evaluations, psychiatric medication management and talk therapy.
Our physicians are in network with Aetna, Cigna, Oscar, Oxford and United/Optum plans. However, we are not in-network with medicaid managed plans. Our therapist is in-network with all these plans and Medicare. However, we are not in-network with Medicaid or Medicaid managed plans. To pay using insurance, schedule a new appointment and choose the "Insurance" option. Next, enter your insurance information as directed, and schedule your appointment. We will verify your benefits prior to your appointment time.
For non-insurance patients, new appointment charges are $450, and follow up appointment charges are $250. Our therapists Patricia Sage-McLean LCSW-R charges are $200 per session, Michele Hochberg charges are $225 per session.
New appointments are scheduled for one hour. Follow-up appointments are 15 minutes. All appointments start on-time. Of course, if more time is needed, we will make accommodations.
We will send electronic prescriptions directly to your pharmacy of choice.
You'll need a laptop, desktop computer, tab or smart phone with a functioning videocam. You do not need any third party videochat application on your computer. Our videochat application is built right into our website.
At Skypiatrist, your appointment time is guaranteed and we never doublebook patients. Unfortunately, late cancellations cause holes in the schedule for which we have to charge. For new appointments, there is a $100 fee for cancelling an appointment within 24 hours of the appointment time, or a $150 fee for missing the appointment without notice. For follow-up appointments, there is a $50 fee for cancelling an appointment within 12 hours of the appointment time, or a $75 fee for missing the appointment without notice.
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Other videochat platforms like Google Hangout and Facetime go through a central server, allowing a middleman to potentially monitor your conversation.

Our videochat platform connects your device to your doctor's, with no middleman, so only you and your doctor are in on the conversation.

At Skypiatrist, your privacy is paramount. All information given on this website and during sessions is confidential, secure, encrypted and is subject to all protections of Doctor-Patient confidentiality. Video sessions are never recorded.

Aside from your doctor, no one has access to your records- not secretaries, not ancillary staff, not insurance companies, not human resources (unless you specifically request information to be released). This is a level of privacy that simply cannot be matched in traditional practices.

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