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I was looking to schedule an appointment with a

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I was looking to schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist. I'm having trouble finding one that will accept my health insurance. I was wondering if you can help me find a good one in my location. Thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  LeahMSWuofm replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I can attempt to help you locate the nearest one to you. Can you please share with me your zip code, city, and your insurance type? Please be as specific about your insurance as you can without sharing the member ID.
Thanks!
--Leah
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
98465, Tacoma, Washington. My insurance is Washington Apple Health (Molina). Its a government/state insurance.
Expert:  LeahMSWuofm replied 1 year ago.
Hello: Thanks for that info. There is great news that there are many options for you in your area. Here is how i found this list so you can reference it in the future...Go to
http://www.molinahealthcare.com/members/wa/en-US/Pages/home.aspx
-> Find a Doctor or Pharmacy
-> Specify your insurance (Medicaid)
-> Specify your zip code and "Behavioral Health"
- > Specify Psychiatry
Here are some I pulled from the search but there are others as well. Looks like you will have options which is good because sometimes there can be a longer wait for psychiatrists. Usually I would do a quick Google search to see if the doctor has any reviews. Sometimes those can be helpful in selecting a good fit for you.
KARNIK, NITIN M SCHILT, STEPHEN N
COMPREHENSIVE MENTAL HEALTH CTR
1201 S PROCTOR ST TACOMA, WA, 98405
Phone:(###) ###-####Fax:(###) ###-####
WANWIG, JOHN DANIEL - PSYCHIATRY
CASCADE INTERNAL MEDICINE PS
1901 S UNION STE A305 TACOMA, WA, 98405
Phone:(###) ###-####Fax:(###) ###-####
ROSE, JOHN C - PSYCHIATRY
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES
5410 N 44TH ST TACOMA, WA, 98407
Phone:(###) ###-####Fax:(###) ###-####
SLATE, CHANNING S - PSYCHIATRY
GHC TACOMA MALL OFFICE BLVD
4301 S PINE ST STE 301 TACOMA, WA, 98409
Phone:(###) ###-####
GLEYZER, ROMAN - PSYCHIATRY
CHC DOWNTOWN CLINIC
1102 SOUTH I ST TACOMA, WA, 98405
Phone:(###) ###-####Fax:(###) ###-####
HICKS, RUSSELL D - PSYCHIATRY
PSYCH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
1717 SOUTH J ST 11TH FLR TACOMA, WA, 98405
Phone:(###) ###-####Fax:(###) ###-####
Hopefully this lists help you get started in finding a great psychiatrist. Good luck!
-Leah
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are these Adult psychiatrist? Some of them seem to work with Adolescents only.
Plus, I would prefer a female psychiatrists. I've looked at the website you are referring too
before, I had trouble in finding an Adult psychiatrist, most of them work with Adolescents or younger.
Expert:  LeahMSWuofm replied 1 year ago.
Both below clinics have a system where you do an intake then see a therapist first who will connect you with one of their psychiatrists (female) at the discretion of the therapist. It sounds like this is the general protocol for community mental health agencies in Tacoma which are the ones that primarily serve Medicaid/Apple recipients. Private practicing physicians typically do not. It could be a good place to start.
I did call around to a lot of places and am sorry it is not as simple as calling a doctor and getting an appointment. Hopefully one of the walk-in places will get you started on your path to getting care under a psychiatrist.
COMPREHENSIVE LIFE RESOURCES *****S (###) ###-####
Walk-in hours 8:30-2:30
Female psychiatrists on staff
GOOD SAMARITAN OUTREACH SVCS
Address: 325 E PIONEER AVE PUYALLUP, WA, 98372
Phone:(###) ###-####Fax:(###) ###-####
Walk-In Hours 9-4:30
Female psychiatrists on staff
-Leah
Staff Language: ENGLISH
Expert:  LeahMSWuofm replied 1 year ago.
I wanted to also share this link which is a comprehensive list of agencies in Pierce County that offer mental health services under community mental health which would all accept your insurance.
Take care,
Leah
https://www.optumhealthpiercersn.com/portal/server.pt?uuID={C2B4CCF7-16E0-1C50-930B-4161F7806000}&mode=2

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