New Visit Instructions

We are accepting new Texas and Florida psychiatric patients aged 18 and up without a referral. ***In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all appointments including initial evaluations will be conducted by video conference until further notice.

Florida patients are required to have the ability to access in-person medical care outside of our telehealth relationship, such as access to labs, imaging, procedures, and emergency services. Also, we can only prescribe non-controlled medications to telehealth patients.

For coaching, Dr. Wang works with clients ages 14 and up.  Coaching/supervision is not considered a medical service and cannot be billed to insurance; it is self-pay only.  There is no diagnosis, no service codes, and no medications prescribed.

Appointments are generally available within 1-2 weeks.  The next available appointment as well as self-pay prices can be checked at the appointment portal. Please contact us if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for earlier openings.

All new psychiatric patients will receive a comprehensive diagnostic assessment, so that we can develop a treatment plan together.  Please come with an open mind.  No medications will be given simply by request.  All medications/diagnoses from previous providers will be carefully evaluated.  If one session is not enough to address all your questions or make a diagnosis, we can do so in your follow-up sessions.  Once a full assessment is complete, we will begin treatment planning.  You may be recommended medication treatment, psychotherapy, or both.  Medications may or may not be prescribed after the first session. 

Please familiarize yourself with our office policies prior to making your appointment.

3 Steps To Making a New Visit:

  1. Please complete the new visit form.  Sections denoted by * are required; all other sections are optional. Any appointment made without a form will be declined; you may reschedule after you have completed the form. Subsequently, your new visit paperwork will be sent you via email. Please complete and sign prior to your appointment. Thank you for your cooperation. If you are self-paying, after completing the form you can go directly to the appointment portal to make your appointment.

  2. It is your responsibility to know if we are in-network with your insurance, your plan’s mental health benefits, and the cost of your appointment.  In-network insurance plans for psychiatric appointments are posted below under payment/insurance.  To verify your insurance and to check your costs, you may call your insurance company or our insurance billing department at 832-989-3506 (call or text) or 281-601-1811 (M-F 8AM to 5PM).  You can email us at contact@jiawangmd.com if you cannot reach someone by phone.  We do not accept “not knowing my copay” or “you’re out of network” as an excuse to waive the late-cancel/no-show fee.  If we do not recognize your insurance or do not have any active insurance, we will charge you as self-pay by default. If your insurance pays, we will refund you any over-payment.  If we are out-of-network (and/or if you are choosing to self-pay), we will provide you with a receipt with the necessary information to apply for possible reimbursement. Coaching and supervision appointments are not covered by insurance and are self-pay only. Check the insurance Q&A for answers to commonly asked questions.

  3. Finally, please book your appointment at the appointment portal.

**We do not extend appointments out of respect to your time and the next person’s time.  If a full interview cannot be completed, you will be asked to make a follow-up appointment to complete the interview.

If we believe that another practitioner might be better suited for your treatment needs, we will help you with a referral.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Payment/Insurance:

We accept self-pay, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BCBS Anthem PPO, Cigna, and select plans under Multiplan for new and existing patients. If you have Aetna HMO, you will need a referral prior to making your appointment with us. Coaching and supervision are not medical services and are not covered by health insurance.

We do not accept Medicare (including BCBS Medicare), Medicaid, Magellan (BCBS HMO and select other plans), Aetna Memorial Hermann, United Healthcare, Humana, Beacon, and others not listed.

If this practice is not in your insurance network, you can self-pay and apply to your insurance for any possible benefits.

Please note that once you have elected to self-pay for a visit, we do not retroactively submit the visit to insurance.  We will be able to use insurance going forward with your appointments.  Please alert us ahead of your visit if you ever need to change your method of payment.

Fees:

Self-pay fees are listed at the appointment portal.  If you are using insurance, please confirm your copay by calling your insurance company or our insurance billing department.  

Payment is due at the time of service.  No refunds are given once a service has been rendered or per appointment policy

We take cash, Zelle Quickpay, cashier’s check, apple/android pay, and credit/debit cards.  All patients are required to have an active card with sufficient funds on file to be seen.