Thank you for choosing me to provide your psychiatric care. I strive to provide outpatient mental health services; including evaluation, diagnosis, education, and treatment; for children, adolescents, and adults. My treatment approach is individualized for each patient in order to address psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic, and/or pharmacologic management needs.
Although I do not have an inpatient practice, should you require admission to a hospital or residential setting, I will assist you in making appropriate arrangements, readily communicate with inpatient providers, and resume outpatient treatment at the time of discharge.
The nature of outpatient psychiatric care requires an initial evaluation and subsequent follow-up visits as scheduled appointments. Follow up appointments are typically 25 or 45 minutes in duration and a full business day (24 hours Monday through Friday) notice of cancellation is required. Appointments that are missed or are canceled less than one business day in advance charge will be charged the full appointment charge.
If you anticipate not being able to make it to your scheduled appointment, please notify the office with as much advanced notice as possible. Please note: appointments scheduled and not kept will be billed to you and insurance companies will not reimburse for any portion of missed appointments.
If you have a regularly scheduled appointment and must cancel, I will assume that you intend to keep your next regularly scheduled appointment unless you notify the office otherwise
Fees & Insurance
Although I am not a participating provider for any insurance networks, I am happy to provide a statement of service that you may file with your insurance provider. Please remember that your insurance is to reimburse you directly for the services provided. The fee for your child’s initial evaluation is $350 and is due at the time of service. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).
Statements are generally sent out at the end of each week. If you will be submitting the visits to your insurance provider for reimbursement, please let the office know in order to make sure the statements will contain the information needed to submit the claim. Insurance forms are generally available from your health insurance carrier or employer.
New prescriptions and refills should be obtained at the time of regularly scheduled visit. If you do require a refill between sessions, please check with your pharmacy to see if refills have already been authorized. If no refills are available, please call the office Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. As Dr. Koch is not always in the office to provide refills, please know that it may be three or four days before the requested prescriptions are available. The office will notify you when the prescription is ready and there is a $10 charge for refills provided outside of regularly scheduled follow-up visits.
As some pharmacies fax automated refill requests, please request your pharmacy disable these automated reminders. In order to avoid inadvertent charges for refill requests, faxed prescription refill authorizations received from pharmacies are generally ignored unless the office has received advanced notification from you that the refill is, indeed, needed.