After your initial appointment has been set up, you will be sent a link to a patient portal and initial paperwork. Please complete your paperwork via the link sent to you in your intake packet. Intake packet information includes:
· Notice of Privacy Practices
· Informed Consent for Treatment
· Consent for Telehealth Treatment
· Demographic Information
· Emergency Contact
· Financial Information and Payment Forms
· Additional Information on AMHAW policies
If you are not able to fill out these forms online, I can send you written versions to fill out and return. If you are unable to fill these forms out due to a disability, please let me know and we can make arrangements for a longer session to accommodate your intake. Please discuss this with me prior to your appointment, so I can make arrangements to support you.
Filling out the forms prior to your appointment is important as they allow me to review your medical history, medication, and personal information to help facilitate your first appointment.
What can you expect at your first appointment? This appointment is the start of your evaluation, in which I will be obtaining information from you to help me understand your concerns, symptoms, medical history, and your goals and how I can help you achieve them. Within the first couple of sessions, we will work together to form a treatment plan that works for you and meets your needs.
AMHAW uses a patient portal for engagement to improve health care outcomes and patient satisfaction. The patient portal enables patients to communicate with me via a HIPPA compliant platform and gives access to their electronic medical records. Use the patient portal to communicate with me for questions, concerns, prescription refills, lab results, and appointments.
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
The mission of NAMI Massachusetts is to improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with mental health conditions and their families. We seek to improve the public’s awareness and understanding of mental health conditions and ensure that all people impacted by a mental health condition receive the support they need in a timely fashion
Greater Boston PFLAG works to create environments of understanding so that all people can live with dignity and respect through:
Support: to cope with an adverse society Education: to enlighten the public
Advocacy: to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights.
Greater Boston PFLAG provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Every Relationship Should Be Safe and Healthy.
SafeLink is Massachusetts’ statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline operated by Casa Myrna. SafeLink hotline advocates are multilingual, and all calls to SafeLink are free, confidential and anonymous. Anyone can call us for information, support and resources at 1-877-785-2020.
Connecting with mental healthcare can be challenging. Here are some options that may help.