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If you are experiencing an emergency, you should go to a hospital emergency room. If you cannot go a hospital emergency room, you should call 911 for emergency help.
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My online discussions with individuals are limited to education. The discussions are not mental health, medical or any other type of healthcare service. No diagnosis or treatment of, or advice regarding, any mental health or medical condition or illness is offered. Online discussions with me cannot substitute for, and are not an alternative to, mental health or medical diagnosis and treatment when a mental health or medical condition or illness is present. Individuals are advised to seek diagnosis, treatment and advice regarding mental conditions or illnesses from physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals.
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Confidentiality in Therapy
Good Faith Estimate:
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises
Suffolk County Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
National Association of School Psychologists
Positive Psychology Center
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
If you are in crisis:
Response Crisis Center
24-hour hotline: 631-751-7500
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Long Island Against Domestic Violence
24-hour hotline: 631-666-8833