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Saturday, September 12, 2009 cchemphill, Community Member, asks

Q: how can one see a psychiatrist without insurance

i do not have insurance, and was seeing a phsyciatrist who would not see me anymore when i lost my insurance, he would not take private pay do i get the help i need without insurance??????

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
9/12/09 7:18pm

I am sorry that you lost your insurance. Hopefully, you will be able to get back on to health insurance.


There is a network of free clinics throughout the U.S. You can check with a clinic in your area, some may have psychologists or physchiatrists on staff. You can also check with your local health department to ask about resources in your area.


Free Clinics


I hope this helps





kathy, Community Member
5/22/12 8:07pm

free clinics are not worth a darn for giving people medicine they need!!!!!!

italiangm, Community Member
5/24/12 9:02pm

The psychiatrist you were seeing is the first one I've heard of that would not take cash.  And I've been seeing them since 1989.


Nowadays, a psychiatrist's primary function is to diagnose and write prescriptions. Perhaps he can refer you to someone who will take cash.


Another option might be to contact a local hospital and find out if they have a mental health outpatient clinic.

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By cchemphill, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/01/14, First Published: 09/12/09