Following are the MelrosePsych frequently asked questions.
Does Dr. Jay Baltz See Patients Outside Los Angeles?
Yes. Dr. Baltz sees patients in Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA. All appointments are currently virtual.
Are You Open During COVID19?
MelrosePsych is providing tele-health services during the COVID19 pandemic for the safety and convenience of our patients. This means that all appointments are virtual, using your phone, tablet, or laptop. A microphone and camera are both needed, so many elect to use their cellphones. I have also purchased electronic prescribing software, which allows me to instantly transmit any necessary medications to the pharmacy of your choice.
Should I Worry about COVID19?
Stay calm, wash your hands, and follow the guidelines.
Los Angeles County publishes updated information here.
West Hollywood publishes updated information here.
The CDC publishes a lot of useful and up to date info here.
Do You Take Insurance?
While Dr. Jay Baltz is out of network, this does not mean you cannot submit the bills to your insurance. Depending on your plan, you may receive reimbursement with a Super Bill he can provide. Please check with your specific plan to inquire about reimbursement for diagnostic codes 90792, 99214, and 90833 and out of network providers. You may book here.
However, his fees are reasonable, especially for Los Angeles. Please call him at 323-391-4830 for more information or email him here. He sees initial patients for 45-60 minutes, during which many patients need both psychotherapy and medication management. His follow-up psychotherapy and medication sessions are 20-30 minutes. Dr. Baltz believes everyone should be able to afford excellent care at a reasonable cost, and as such, does not do 5 minute medication checks where you’re hustled in and out.