How do I find an adult psychologist in Boston or Manhattan available on short notice?
July 20, 2012 5:01 PM Subscribe
Help find a Boston or Manhattan psychiatrist who takes 1199 insurance and can see a new patient soon. My dear friend is in serious distress.
posted by jcrcarter to health & fitness (4 answers total)
Her two-year-old boy has a life-threatening illness. His care requires frequent ER visits, extended and unpredictable travel, vast amounts of paperwork, and crippling expense. The boy is being treated in Boston but the mother has to come back to NYC and work two 12-hour shifts each week to keep her family's health insurance. She's exhausted, anxious, fearful, and sad in ways I can't begin to comprehend. I fear for her and she fears for herself. I've offered to help her find psychiatric help. I work in a large academic medical center and meet regularly with (non-psychiatric) clinicians in the disease for which her child is being treated. I know lots of people. Despite this, I haven't come up with anything. Everyone tells me to ask someone else. The referrals I have found so far, through work or through friends, sound great but can't help. They're completely booked, don't take her insurance, charge exorbitant fees, only see family of patients treated in certain hospitals, or don't answer phone calls/emails. What do I do?