Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Policy

Due to current conditions caused by the coronavirus I am currently only providing telehealth. Telehealth is a service that uses technology to provide services from a distance without having to meet in-person. Video chatting and phone calls are the current options, whereas messaging or live texting are not. I’ve been providing telehealth since 2011 and find it perfectly fine for all services I provide. But the option for in-person session will likely return in the future for those that prefer it.

Insurance plans and EAPs that previously did not allow telehealth as a covered service are currently allowing it during current conditions.  I am in-network for most commercial insurances and EAPs in the mid-Missouri area and in some circumstances I can currently practice outside of Missouri. If you are concerned about coverage we can discuss financials.

Telehealth has increasingly become a valuable option for many people for a variety of reasons. Pros and cons of telehealth can be found on the Telehealth Informed Consent form that is required before starting. Video chatting is preferred rather than just a voice call and in some cases the only option. If you are unable or unwilling to use video chatting or a phone call for sessions we can discuss what you can do.

Be sure your correct email is on file with me. This is how a link to our video chat will be sent.  If you have any payment responsibility such as a co-pay, the invoice will also be sent to your email on file.

The no-show policy continues to be in effect.  A $25 charge for less than a 48 hour notice of cancelation is applied except if there is an emergency or an illness in which there is evidence including but not limited to a doctor’s note. 

Useful Resources:

COVID-19 Hotline: 877-435-8411

Quick Reference for Starting Telehealth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines

World Health Organization Guidelines

Virus Anxiety

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115 Pershing Road, Columbia, MO 65203 Phone: 260.225.3872