Finding a new shrink to see ASAP in Greensboro, NC
September 26, 2012 8:35 AM Subscribe
How do you find a psychiatrist when you've just moved to a new place and have zero mental health or even just health contacts in the area? Or do you have a referral for the Piedmont Triad or Chapel Hill areas?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is complicated. I just moved to Greensboro, NC and need to find a psychiatrist ASAP because I have some abnormal labs that need to be looked at. (I am on a non-traditional medication augmentation treatment. It's not, however, something dangerous when the labs are abnormal, like lithium or something. I just need to see someone soon.)
I do have insurance (grad student insurance from another state) that I can use to see someone here (or Winston-Salem or Chapel Hill, I'm fine driving). But I have no idea how to parse the list of dozens of names! I've never had to go about it in this way before. I should just . . . start calling people? Some of them are at the public health clinic (where I suspect they're overworked and patients underserved, so I don't want to go there) or at a substance abuse clinic (where I don't need to go). So that eliminates THOSE people . . . or does it? Do I just start calling people?
I know how to find a therapist. I do not, however, know how to find a psychiatrist, much less one with some experience with depression augmentation treatments. Help?