How much does your pdoc cost?

I see a lot of people who say they can call their doc or email them for advice. My doc is semi retired. She’s only in the office 1 day a week. So I don’t have the luxury of calling or email. I’m on ssdi so I don’t have a lot of choices when it comes to finding a doc. Even the private docs where I live won’t accept patients on ssdi even though they accept Medicare. I hate to say it, but I am jealous of a lot of the people who can converse with their doctor whenever they want. I know jealousy is a bad thing and only leads me to anger and resentment. But I’m really curious how to find a doctor that offers the kind of service a lot of you receive. How much does it cost to find a doctor like that?


Without insurance my pdoc costs $271 per appointment.

I think that’s typical for my area.

I don’t know how much my pdoc costs I live in Canada bills go directly to healthcare

Wow that is a lot of $
I have to see my doc every 4 weeks, I couldn’t swing that.

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Thank you for the link.

I don’t actually know. I see mine through the university, which is covered in my tuition/fees

I have to see my pdoc every four weeks, too.

:+1: 15151515151515

Mine bulk bills me which means that I don’t pay anything and the fee is met by the government. I’m on a pension and I wouldn’t be able to see him if I had to pay.

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I’m in canada. The appointments are paid by the gov’t.

I’m on a scholarship because my doctor doesn’t accept Medicare. I go to a large clinic. I think it makes a big difference if you live in a city or in a more rural area. I don’t have a ton of options living in a smaller city, but I have some. I’m thinking about switching in a few months, though, because it’s hard to get emergency appointments. I’m supposed to be seen every 6 weeks.

I go to a charitable, not-for-profit organization. I only see the psychiatrist on an as-needed basis. I don’t pay anything for their services as I am on the indigent fund.

Same with me.

I have never been able to email my drs whenever I want or at all as such.
I guess they might get bombarded with delusional rants if they welcomed emails.

I would like to be able to get ahold of psychiatrist when I want and need but I do not have such luxury either.

It was strictly appointment only and usually they send me a appointment and if I can’t make it I have to reschedule.

No phone calls, texts or emails here either.

Private psychiatrist may give out their email I did see one once and got to send one.

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I pay out of pocket to keep confidentiality out of my insurance’s grubby little hands. $250 first visit, $95 thereafter. I see him every six months.


My pdoc is free and you don’t even get your moneys worth. Appointments last 10mins and he doesn’t remember anything about my case.

We do pay for it through taxes.

Anyway, I decided last time it was pointless seeing him for 10 mins every few months so I told him that’s it we’re done.

Really if your proactive 10 minutes is tons. I do that every 6 weeks and I’m stable as shite but still.

Go in with an agenda. Go in hard. This is my issue. This is my problem. I need help. You have to be your own advocate these days. Just buying out puts you out of the loop and when your in trouble your toast.

Seriously. If your good with time 10 minutes is good if your relatively stable. Talk therapy is expensive and the jury is out on that for some!

I guess you’re right. Part of the reason it wasn’t working was partly down to me. The problem is he must see hundreds of patients in-between our sessions, and there is no consistency at all.

You read here people spending up to an hour, and I honestly probably wouldn’t even know what to say in that amount of time.

I tried talk therapy and I didn’t like it that much.

I get 15 minutes. Like @rogueone said I have to write everything down and prepare. It’s hard to get out everything in 15 minutes. Sometimes she just hands me my scripts and I’m out in 5. At least she is open to me making suggestions for meds if I don’t like what I’m taking.

I guess it is what it is.

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