BlueCross BlueShield Psychiatrists in Hancock, Austin, TX

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Jedidiah C Becker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Our mental health cannot be neatly separated from our physical bodies or from the unique events that have shaped us as individuals. While psychiatric medications have helped millions of individuals find relief from chronic mental illness and reclaim control of their lives, almost anyone who has struggled with depression or anxiety knows that medications alone are rarely enough to achieve the balanced, fulfilling lives that they desire. The question then becomes, “What else can be done?”
(512) 233-6841 
Austin, TX 78705
Not accepting new clients
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Claire McDonough
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Would you like your meds checked by someone who REALLY listens? My vision is to consult with your mental health as you are seeking personal growth and transformation. I believe in holistic mental health care that transcends a sterile checklist of symptoms. I can manage your medications and provide you with counseling.
(737) 204-8581 
Office is near:
Austin, TX 78751
Not accepting new clients

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BlueCross BlueShield Psychiatrists
BlueCross BlueShield insurance provides coverage for behavioral health services in Hancock, Austin. BCBS HMO-style plans cover in-network providers while PPO plans provide a benefit that can be applied to either in-network or out-of-network providers. Blue Cross Blue Shield may not require a referral from your primary care practitioner for covered behavioral health services.

Some BCBS Psychiatrists in Hancock, Austin only have room for a few insurance slots in their schedule, so it's important to confirm in-network availability when you book your first appointment.

Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are independently owned and community-based healthcare insurers. BCBS is the largest health insurer in the US, covering 110 million members in 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Nationwide, more than 1.7 million health care providers contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

Here’s a link to more information on how insurance works to cover behavioral health benefits.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Hancock, Austin is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Hancock, Austin Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Hancock, Austin has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Hancock, Austin, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Hancock, Austin Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.