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Family Psychiatry

Family Psychiatry at Central Vermont Medical Center

A Central Vermont Medical Center family psychiatry practice providing psychiatric evaluation and therapy to children and adults.

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Family Psychiatry
82 East View Lane, Suite 3
Berlin, VT 05602

(Note: Mailing Zip Code is 05641)

Phone: 802-225-1266
Fax: 802-479-3548

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A Central Vermont Medical Center family psychiatry practice providing psychiatric evaluation and therapy to children and adults.

Our Services

  • Psychiatric Evaluation

  • Child and Adolescent Therapy

  • Pharmacological Management

  • Adult Therapy

  • Coordination of Care with Primary Care Physicians and Therapists

Emergencies

Emergency situations are given immediate attention. We provide 24-hour physician coverage for emergencies. After regular office hours, call the office number, and you will be given instructions on what to do. The on-call doctor will return your call if requested. In extreme emergencies, please call 911. When you arrive at the hospital, please identify yourself or your child as our patient.

Confidentiality

Family Psychiatry Associates offers confidential services. No information is released without express written consent by our patients. Only in the case of an emergency or the disclosure of unreported abuse of a child, as mandated by state law, can information be given out without your permission. We are proud that our patients feel comfortable and secure with their treatment and of the bond they form with us.

Fees

Our practice requires payment at the time services are rendered. We will bill most insurance companies directly as a courtesy to our patients; however, payment is ultimately your responsibility. We do offer a Financial Assistance Plan for those who qualify. Co-pays are due at time of service.

About Your Appointment

  • If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please give us 24 hours' notice so that we can use your appointment time for another patient.
  • Please contact our office if you will be more than 15 minutes late. We may need to reschedule your appointment for another time.
  • Help us keep your records as current as possible. Let us know if there are any changes to your address, phone number, insurance company or other pertinent information.
Shaun Demers, APRN
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
James S. Greenleaf, APRN
Psychiatric Registered Nurse
Tracy Hobbs, MS, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Family Psychiatry wants to make the process for refilling prescriptions as easy and efficient as possible. We want you to get the prescriptions you need with as few phone calls as possible.

Here are suggestions that we think will help us reach this goal:

Call Your Pharmacy First

Even if your bottle says no refills, call your pharmacy first. We work with them daily to make sure that you have the medications you need when you need them.

To prevent patients from running out of their medications, most pharmacies fax a refill request to us when your prescriptions need to be refilled. This happens behind the scenes automatically in some pharmacies. Therefore your new prescriptions may be at the pharmacy already.

If you call the prescription line at Family Psychiatry: 225-1266

You must leave your name, date of birth, medication name, dose and frequency, and a phone number to reach you so we can insure the correct medication is processed for the correct patient.

Please Allow 2 Business Days to Process Refills

We receive many requests daily so we must have two business days to process prescription refill requests.

Prescription requests left after 1 p.m. on Friday will not be addressed until Monday. Prescription request left after 1 p.m. the day before a holiday will not be address until the day after the holiday.

Call your pharmacy and let them know if you are out of medication and ask them to request a refill.

Sometimes We Cannot Refill Your Medication

  1. You may be overdue for an appointment. Our policy is that anyone taking medications must be seen once a year at least (more if recommended by your provider).
  2. Your insurance may require a Prior Authorization, which takes a minimum of 2 business days.
  3. It may be too soon for a refill. If it is not time to get a refill, your insurance company may not cover the cost.

Narcotic Prescription Refills

Narcotic prescriptions will be refilled as per your controlled substance agreement with no exceptions.

Some narcotics cannot be called or faxed in to the pharmacy. A paper copy of the prescription is required so you must pick it up at our office and bring it to you pharmacy.

Picking up written prescriptions

PLEASE notify us if a friend or relative is picking up your written prescription.

That person may need to know your date of birth and have an ID.

As our valued patients, we welcome your suggestions and/or
comments about how the process works for you. Thank you.