Psychiatric Medication Services
Community Reach Center provides medication services for adults and children at all of its outpatient offices and residential treatment facilities. For both children and adults, if your Treatment Plan includes medication, you will see your psychiatrist at least once every three months to assess symptom improvement, and make sure the medication is working for you. If you are ever experiencing undesirable side effects, changes in symptoms, or have any other concerns regarding your medication, consult with a nurse through the Nurse Help Line. If a nurse is unavailable to take your call, please leave a message and your call will be returned by the nurse in 24 hours. Nurse Help Line 303-853-3517
Your First Psychiatrist Visit at Community Reach Center
The first step in obtaining services at Community Reach Center is your New Client Admission. If during the course of any meeting with your counselor, you or your counselor feel that a psychiatric evaluation is needed, then the counselor will schedule the appointment for you.
For either an adult or child, your first psychiatric appointment will take about one hour. During this time, your psychiatrist will want you to discuss your current symptoms, as well as some of your medical and treatment history. In order to collect the complete information that will help determine your treatment plan, including whether medications might be beneficial, it is important to bring either a list of your current medications or all of your actual current medications with you. Please arrive on time so that we can dedicate the full appointment time to your assessment. We are unable to provide any prescriptions for you until you meet with your psychiatrist. If you are going to run out of medications prior to your first appointment, please contact your previous prescriber for refills or see your primary care physician.
We have reserved this time especially for you. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance so that this time may be made available for others in need. (If you do not provide adequate notice, you may be billed for a "no-show.")
Following your first appointment, your psychiatrist will determine the frequency of follow-up appointments, which will be shorter in duration.
For your safety, Community Reach Center only gives medication prescriptions to our new clients after they have visited with a Community Reach Center psychiatrist.
The Nurse Help Line answers questions on your medications. Read more by clicking on the Nurse Help Line phone number above.
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