Your initial appointment will be 60 minutes and will include a discussion of your complete medical and psychiatric history and a focus on your current symptoms. You and your Psychiatric Provider will then create a treatment plan and schedule a follow-up appointment. After the appointment, your nurse will review the treatment plan with your doctor and send the medication to your local pharmacy that day.
Questions about Psychiatry
Patient appointments and communication are with highly skilled and experienced psychiatric nurse practitioners, supported by a medical team psychiatrist who will review the medication treatment plan. If there are any changes, your nurse will get in touch with you to discuss.
Yes, of course. Your information will be transmitted on encrypted, HIPAA compliant softwares.
Please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. At this time, Remedy provides non-emergent care.
If you are on medications that are working fine, and without side effects, it is likely that your medical team may agree with prescribing these same medications and dosages again so that you can continue. If your current medications are not adequately treating your symptoms, causing undesirable side effects, or there are any concerns that this might not be the best fit for you, we might not continue them, but can provide alternative suggestions.
We can prescribe most psychiatric medications, with some limitations:
Right now we do not treat pain disorders or substance addiction. We also do not prescribe medications such as methadone, suboxone, or any medications to treat opiate use disorder. But, we are looking into doing this in the future.
While it was previously not allowed to prescribe controlled substances (such as stimulants, benzodiazepines and sleep medications) without an in-person medical evaluation, due to Covid-19 and what was deemed a Public Health Emergency, the DEA has (as of March 2020) temporarily changed prescribing laws to allow prescribing of controlled substances to occur with a video medical evaluation. It is possible that this allowance will be reversed such that patients may initiate care with Remedy and need to then be seen by a local medical team to continue their medications. Your medical team will alert you if this affects you.
We will help you find an appropriate doctor, or guide you to a primary care physician in your area who should be able to help.
$69 for your initial one hour appointment fee then $69 per month for all of your appointments you need, any messaging and questions with your medical team. We aim to provide an affordable cost to your mental health care by averaging the cost to a reasonable monthly fee for you and also giving great care.
You and your medical team will schedule them as often as you need. Generally if you are starting a new medication, or changing a dosage, you will have appointments once a month. Once you are stable on a medication and doing well, your appointments will likely stretch out to every three to six months. You will be able to text and message your team at any time for any reason, and will be responded to promptly.
You will message them, whenever you need, through our secure messaging system, which you can access from your internet browser on your computer or phone. Or, you can call or text your team as needed.
Please message your medical team, starting with your nurse practitioner. They will respond within 24 business hours. For severe or life-threatening needs, including suicidal thoughts, please contact 911 or go to the nearest
- Follow-up appointments, typically 20 minutes long, and every 1-4 months, as determined by you and your treatment team.
- As-needed messaging with your treatment team to answer questions, concerns or check in. Our team may take up to 24 business hours to respond to messages or texts, so for life-threatening or urgent needs, it is always best to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
- Active prescribing of your medication(s) such that it will be available to you, with refills as appropriate.
- Monthly check-ins by messaging to assess your symptoms using personalized treatment plan assessment tools, to make sure that you get better, and stay better.
Unfortunately we do not take insurance for your appointments at this time, though we are working on it! In the meantime, we are trying to offer excellent psychiatric care at an affordable price. If you have it, you can use your insurance to cover your medications as prescribed by your Remedy Team.
Yes, we want to protect and respect your time, so we never overbook, and our team reserves your appointment time for just you. You’ll need to cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance, or you will be billed $150 for your initial 60 minute evaluation or $69 for missed follow-up 20 minute appointments or late cancellations.
No. There are no cancellation fees if you want to stop your membership at any point. To avoid disjointed care, you are allowed to cancel at any time, but can only sign up with Remedy again once per year.
- For the first 60 minute appointment, if canceled with less than 24 hours notice, there is a $150 cancellation fee
- For all follow up 20 minute appointments, if canceled within 24 hours, there is a $69 additional fee for that appointment in addition to the monthly fees.
- For completion of extensive paperwork (such as disability packets), patients are billed for the time spent completing the paperwork
Generic Medication Name
Common Brand Name
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Bipolar Disorder (Mood stabilizing agents)
Acute stress disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Binge eating disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder
Excoriation (Skin-picking) disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder
Illness anxiety disorder (Hypochondriasis)
Impulse control disorder
Intermittent explosive disorder
Major depressive disorder
Major depressive episode
Minor depressive disorder
Persistent depressive disorder (Dysthymia)
Posttraumatic stress disorder
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
Recurrent brief depression
Social anxiety disorder (Social phobia)
Somatic symptom disorder
We use a software that emails and/or texts you a monthly assessment to find out how you are feeling with a short set of questions. It tracks your symptoms over time so that both you and your Remedy team can see your progress. You’ll see your improvement!
At Remedy we have years of experience and know that sometimes when patients are struggling, it’s too hard to even schedule an appointment. If life gets harder, and your symptoms worsen significantly, your team is automatically notified and can proactively reach out to you to check in. How is that for a smart monthly Remedy? 😀
Prescriptions are sent to your pharmacy of choice- this can be one that you pick up from, or one that offers delivery to your home. You can use your insurance for the cost of medication, or if you don’t have insurance, find a low cost option with your team.
- This information collected includes:
- Your symptoms as told by you, in addition to:
- A blood pressure value for you in the last six months (from your primary care doctor, at home, or at a local pharmacy)
- An EKG if you are over the age of 40 (can be from your primary care physician)
- If you have current or past high blood pressure, or a heart condition: Medical clearance from your primary care doctor or cardiologist, faxed to Remedy at Fax Number:313-788-8469
- The Remedy medical team’s evaluation of you
- Collateral information from someone who knows you now, and as a child before the age of 12. This information may be collected in one of three ways that you can discuss with your provider:
- If you already have it completed, you may submit a copy of prior formal neuropsychiatric testing, as completed by a psychologist.
- You sign a release of information, and your Remedy team contacts your collateral informant (someone who knows you well, preferably during childhood and adulthood) by phone to ask a few questions about your history of ADHD symptoms.
- You and someone you know completes a set of research-based questionnaires, called the BAARS, about your ADHD symptoms.
- Your symptoms as told by you, in addition to:
If you see us for an initial evaluation and we’re not a good fit for your symptoms, such as if you need emergent help, or have a significant substance use issue, we will complete a safety assessment during your initial appointment time and then provide referrals for other care to fit your needs and obtain the medication prescriptions you may need.