Brookside Psychiatric Specialists is a tele-healthcare practice dedicated to serving women with mental health concerns related to pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and menstruation.
Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
Initial (new patient) consultations:
Follow-up medication management appointments:
During our 30 minute follow-up appointments, we provide ongoing active management of psychiatric medications coupled with psychotherapy using a variety of therapeutic techniques targeted to each patient’s unique needs (including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), supportive therapy, and mindfulness training)
Preconception, pregnancy, and lactation (breastfeeding) consultations
These consultations typically consist of a one time, 90 to 120 minute appointment focused on evaluating and optimizing medications for pregnancy and/or lactation. We provide recommendations and education that clients take back to their current psychiatric or obstetric providers for ongoing medication management. Included in this assessment is a summary of our assessment and recommendations faxed to your provider.
Please be aware that you will need to be physically in the states of Iowa or Virginia, even for telehealth sessions, as that is where our clinicians are licensed. You will also need access to a computer or phone with both internet access and a camera to make the required video sessions possible.
We participate with a limited number of private insurers. In Iowa we participate with Wellmark (Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield) and Health Partners. In Virginia we participate with Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield and Optima. Additionally, in Virginia we are a Tricare Certified, Non-Network Provider. Check with your Tricare Select or Prime benefits for coverage and out-of-pocket costs. Please note that we are not Medicaid providers.
Out of Network options
If you are insured through a company not listed above, you may be eligible for full or partial reimbursement of your payments for our services through your out of network benefits. It is your responsibility to inquire about this benefit with your individual plan and submit your own claims. You may also use a health savings plan or a flexible spending plan to pay for our services.
Self-Pay (fee for service)
For individuals who are not enrolled in an insurance plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or who are not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage, we will provide a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges prior to your initial appointment or upon request.
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Telehealth puts highly specialized mental healthcare in your reach.
Have you ever wished you could talk with a medical professional, get the help you need, and not have to leave home? Do you live out of town or where healthcare services are limited? Maybe you have children at home that you can’t leave. Whatever the reason, telehealth makes it possible for you to get care where you are.
Our Vision: A future where those in need, no matter where they live, can easily access high-quality, specialty mental health care that not only effectively treats illness, but also promotes healthier, more fulfilling lives.