Guide to Completing Your Online Paperwork

Welcome to the first step in your journey towards better mental health! Our online paperwork is designed to be straightforward and easy to complete, ensuring we have all the necessary information to provide you with the best possible care. Let's walk through what the paperwork entails and why it's so important.

Components of Online Paperwork:

  1. Basic Documents: This includes treatment consents, office policies, telemedicine consents, and other essential agreements. These forms ensure that you understand how we operate and what you can expect from us.
  2. Intake Form: The heart of our paperwork, the intake form, gathers comprehensive information about:
    • History of your current concerns.
    • Past treatments and psychiatric history.
    • Current and past medications, including dosages and prescriber details.
    • Any past hospitalizations.
    • Family history of mental illnesses.
    • Your complete medical history, including any allergies.
    • Substance and alcohol use history.
    • Personal, social, and developmental history.
    • A brief assessment of your current mental health state.
  3. Additional Assessments: Depending on the information you provide in the intake form, we may include additional assessments like ADHD, mood disorders, depression, etc. These help us delve deeper into specific areas that may be relevant to your care.

Why Completing This Paperwork Is Crucial:

  • Tailored Treatment: The details you provide enable us to craft a treatment plan that's specifically tailored to your needs.
  • Comprehensive Assessment: In psychiatry, diagnoses heavily rely on a thorough history rather than diagnostic tests. This information is vital for making an accurate assessment.
  • Efficient Use of Time: Having this information beforehand allows us to spend quality time with you during your visit, focusing on listening to you and discussing your care, rather than on paperwork.
  • Ensuring Nothing Is Missed: This comprehensive approach helps ensure we're not overlooking any aspect of your health or history.

Our Commitment to Ease and Accessibility:

We understand that filling out paperwork can seem daunting, but we've made our forms as friendly and simple as possible. They're designed to be completed without taking up too much of your time. However, we recognize that some may have difficulties using online forms or might not have access to the necessary technology.

  • In-Office Assistance: For those who need help or don't have the technology, we offer the option to come into our office. One of our friendly staff members will assist you in completing the paperwork on our computers.
  • Schedule Ahead: If you choose to complete your forms at the office, please call us to schedule an additional time for this. We want to ensure we have everything ready for your visit and that we can maintain your privacy and comfort while you're with us.

Ready to Get Started?

Completing your online paperwork is the first step towards a more focused and personalized care experience. If you have any questions or need assistance at any point, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to make this process as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Remember, you're not alone in this journey. We're here to support you every step of the way, starting with this simple but crucial step of filling out your paperwork. Together, we can work towards a healthier, happier you.