William V. Healey, M. D. PSYCHIATRY 901 BOREN AVENUE SUITE 1910 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98104
TELEPHONE (206) 624-6987 FAX (206) 292-0236
Conditions of treatment vary between mental health professionals. The following information outlines these conditions as they pertain to my office. Please feel free to ask questions and seek clarification at any time.
APPOINTMENTS AND FEES
The fee for the initial evaluation is $1500. These evaluations usually take one hour and include a report to the person who referred you to this office, or directly to the FAA. Follow-up appointments, usually scheduled on a yearly basis, are charged $300. Payment is expected at the time of service. We can provide you with a statement of services rendered that you may submit to your insurance for any applicable reimbursement.
Since your appointment time is reserved exclusively for you, it is necessary for you to cancel any appointment you are unable to keep. There will be no charge for appointments cancelled 48 hours or more in advance. Full charge will be made for appointments cancelled less than 48 hoursin advance, as well as for non-cancelled appointments, regardless of the reason for cancellation or missing. Insurance companies do notpay for missed appointments or late cancellation. These charges are your responsibility.
MESSAGES and EMERGENCIES
You may reach my office by calling 206-624-6987. You may leave a message on my answering machine. During work hours, I check this machine frequently, and will return your call the same day. Please call back if you have not heard from me by then. After hours and on the weekends, you may mark you message urgent by following the prompts after you have left a message. The phone system will automatically notify me that there is an urgent message. If I am out of town at any time, coverage will be arranged with another psychiatrist and instructions will be found on my answering machine as to how to reach the covering doctor. If you feel that you cannot wait for up to 4 hours for me to return your call, you should contact the nearest hospital emergency room or call 911, or call the crisis clinic in Seattle at 206-461-3222.
I will hold as confidential information that we discuss, as well as the fact that you are my patient. I will not speak to any other person about your treatment without your permission. The following are exceptions where I am legally bound to provide information to another party: when you give me written consent for information to be released, I will do so; when a patient threatens to harm himself or others, it is my legal responsibility to warn the intended victim and/or contact appropriate authorities; or if I became aware of physical or sexual abuse of children or older adults, I must notify the appropriate protective service. If I receive a court order requiring that I relinquish your records, I must comply with that order. I would not do so before contacting you.
Your confidentiality is of the utmost importance to me. I will not release any information about your care here, including to insurance companies, without your explicit permission. I will also resist releasing actual written records of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology appointments without your permission. Typically, a summary report can be submitted in lieu of the full presentation of medical records.
If you wish to see your medical records, you may ask to see a copy of that record.
I do not currently provide in-patient psychiatric care. Should you need hospitalization, I will coordinate admission with a psychiatrist affiliated with a hospital. That psychiatrist will assume your care while you are in the hospital. I will be in contact with them and will be able to reassume your care when you are discharged from the hospital.
PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE REVIEW FAA EVALUATION POLICIES AND PROCESSES AT MY WEBSITE :