Assessment & Treatment Planning for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
We offer a comprehensive Assessment & Treatment Planning service designed to meet the needs of patients seeking physician confirmation of a PTSD diagnosis. If the diagnosis is confirmed by the physician, a certification letter will be provided, free of charge. As part of your treatment planning we will work with you to help make sure you are connected with a treatment team for your ongoing care, for example a primary care doctor, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and community supports.
If you've already been diagnosed with PTSD and are seeking a physician certification, learn how to get your certification for free.
What does the Assessment process look like?
This purpose of assessment process is to gather information from you about your health and your medical history so we can give you an accurate diagnosis and understand from you how best to help you.
Before your first appointment:
We will send you a questionnaire and some assessments to complete on a secure patient portal.
We'll ask you to provide a list of your current or past treatment providers. and consent to the release of information with them so we can coordinate your care.
All paperwork must be completed in its entirety before your appointment. We strongly recommend patients be honest about their history, so we can have the most accurate assessment to help develop your treatment plan.
At your first appointment:
The clinician will meet with you to gather more information about you and how best to help. The clinician and you will go over your questionnaire and assessments, and begin formulating your treatment plan.
At the conclusion of your appointment, the clinician review your initial assessment and treatment plan with the physician, and if medically appropriate, the physician evaluation will be scheduled at that time. If the physician declines to sign the physician certification based upon the initial assessment, the physician fee will not be charged. The clinician will still provide follow-up case management to you for year following your assessment.
It is typical for a 2 week interval between the first appointment with the clinician and the physician appointment, but it may take longer depending on scheduling availability.
At your appointment with the physician:
One physician will meet with you to evaluate your health and medical history, review the treatment plan and recommendations, and discuss your follow-up care plans.
The purpose of the treatment plan is to give you and your healthcare team a coordinated road map to provide the best care possible for you. Your treatment plan may include follow-up care with your primary care doctor, psychiatrist, psychotherapy, and support services, such as support groups, for your specific health conditions.
If you don't have follow-up care providers, your clinician will work with you to help ensure you are receiving follow-up care.
After your appointment with the physician:
Your written treatment plan will be provided to you. If you want a physician certification of your medical diagnosis, it is free and will be sent along with your treatment plan. Please allow one week after your meeting with the physician for the the Treatment plan and physician certification to be sent to you.
The treatment plan will not include a recommendation or prescription for cannabis under any circumstances.
Monthly Follow-up Case Management
Each month after your physician appointment, the clinician will send you an online check-up assessment to see how you are doing, check your symptom severity, and help make sure you are connected with the providers and supports outlined in your treatment plan.