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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist?

A Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral conditions in children and adolescents.  Child Psychiatrists undergo extensive training including 4 years of medical school as well as 5-6 years of additional training through residency and fellowship.  Child Psychiatrists may provide medication management, psychotherapeutic techniques, or recommend other psychologically oriented interventions. 

Do you take insurance?

In order to provide a high quality of care and more personalized services, Dr. Kane does not accept most insurance plans.  Payment will be due in full prior to your appointment.  Many insurance companies do provide out of network benefits.  While we do not contact insurance directly, we are happy to provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.  In order to determine out of network benefits, it is recommended that you call your insurance directly and discuss psychiatric out of network benefits specifically as these can differ from other medical benefits.  Please note, there is no guarantee that your insurance company will reimburse you since insurance policies vary significantly with respect to how psychiatric services are covered. 

*Dr. Kane is now in network with Aetna 

What are your fees?

New patient appointment (up to 90 min)-$375

Follow up (up to 25 min)-$195

Extended follow up (up to 55 min)-$320

What will happen at the first visits?

Initial visits are conducted over 1-2 sessions. Typically, Dr. Kane will meet with the patient and parents/guardian together and separately to conduct a thorough assessment. Dr. Kane will ask questions related to the current concern as well as a complete history including developmental, educational, family, medical, and social components.  With your permission, she may also collaborate with other members of your treatment team.  Dr. Kane will then meet with you to discuss the possible diagnoses and treatment options.

What happens if I miss/cancel/arrive late to an appointment?

If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please cancel as soon as possible online or via phone in order to allow other patients to use that time.  Missed appointments or appointments cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled time will be charged 50% of the appointment fee as this time has been reserved for you.

Are all appointments in person?

Patients may be seen in person or virtually but will need to be located in Alabama at the time of the appointment.  Some patients may require one in person appointment for certain types of medications to be prescribed.  In general, many patients, and especially younger patients, may benefit from being seen in person for at least the initial evaluation.

What should I do if there is an emergency?

If there is a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  There is also a national suicide hotline 988 that is available 24/7.  Dr. Kane is typically able to respond to messages and calls within 48 hours of a request.  Calls will be returned during business hours.

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