Following are the MelrosePsych frequently asked questions.
Are You Taking New Patients in California?
Not currently, our schedules are full. All appointments are currently virtual and the demand during COVID has been unprecedented. To ensure continued excellent care, we have stopped taking on new clients in California at this time. This section will be updated as slots reopen.
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. We use electronic prescribing software, which allows us 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?
No, for all services Dr. Jay Baltz is “out of network” with insurance companies. Our therapists, including Sophia Majeed or Brad Benedict, may take some forms of insurance. Please contact them for more information about their current standing.
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.
Please contact us for more information. Initial appointments are for 50-60 minutes, during which many patients need both psychotherapy and medication management. Follow-up psychotherapy and medication management 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.