New Clients

Scheduling

Patient or their therapist can contact the office number at 734-984-2228 and leave their full name, age, phone number and a brief description of their current concerns. I will personally review the information and call back within 3-4 business days for a short phone consultation and then discuss with you whether a consultation with me at the above location would be useful based on your unique needs. Please review the link below with the office guidelines for additional information about my work at this location.

Most visits are continuing to be on tele-health. Limited In-person visits available.
For information about tele-health, see the COVID-19 Update

What to Expect

The first session includes a thorough history and assessment. We may need to meet for several additional sessions to gather all the relevant information. During this process, we will decide together if my approach is the right one for you or if another provider or approach is more appropriate.

The psychiatric services provided at this location, is based on a fee-for-service model. Payment is expected at the time of each visit via credit card or cash or check payable to “Ashwini Gulwadi, PLLC”. The patient is responsible for all costs at the time of the visit. Fees are based on the length and complexity of the appointments and based on individual needs; and can range from $250-$450 for initial evaluation and $140-$220 for follow-ups. This course of action makes us unable to file a claim but maximizes your privacy and also puts you in control of what information you make available to your insurance company.

If you do have an insurance plan, the services provided here will be considered as an out of network services. We can provide you with a statement if you choose to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. If any additional information is needed, we will work alongside you to provide what is needed to process your claim. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that your insurance company will reimburse you, since insurance policies vary so widely with respect to how psychiatric services are covered. When calling your insurance for benefit and coverage questions, it is imperative that you tell them it is for Psychiatric services, as most insurance companies handle these claims differently. We always recommend speaking with a customer service representative with your carrier, to get the most current, accurate information available. Questions to Ask Your Insurance Provider: Do I have Mental Health benefits? What are my Out of Network benefits? Is there a deductible before I am reimbursed? Can I submit my own claims? What is your reimbursement rate? Do I have a maximum amount of money or visits that are allowed? How can I use my FSA or HSA account and submit the claims to the insurance company?

For reschedules/cancellations, it will be important to give at least 72 business hours’ notice in order to allow for changes in my schedule to accommodate all my patients. For all late cancellations and no-shows (including new patient assessments), you will be charged full cost of the scheduled session, which is due before you schedule any future visits or new patient consultations.

Before Your Visit

Please use the link below to print out the initial forms and complete them before you come to your appointment. You can also fill it out at the office waiting room area, but please allow 15-30 minutes prior to your appointment to do this. Completing this paperwork prior to the visit will allow us to use your session time the its fullest.

Intake Form, Office Guidelines, and Service Agreement

HIPAA Privacy Notice


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