Appointments and Scheduling
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Appointment Hours in Richmond: 9am to 6pm
Appointment Hours in Arlington: 8am to 7pm
We see patients by appointment only, walk-ins are not accepted at either location.
Initial consultations are 1 hour. Mood Disorder treatments are 1.5 hours or 2.5 hours depending on the therapy. Chronic Pain treatments are 5 hours.
We understand that there are times when you must miss an appointment due to an emergency. However, when you do not call to cancel an appointment, you may be preventing another patient from getting much needed treatment. Conversely, the situation may arise where another patient fails to cancel and we are unable to schedule you for a visit, due to a seemingly “full” appointment book. If an appointment is not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance you will be charged for the full cost of your appointment ($295 for an Initial Consultation, $495 for a Mood Infusions, $1750 for a Pain Infusion). If you more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled appointment time, we will be forced to reschedule and charge you for a no-show appointment.
All patients are required to keep a valid credit card on file with the clinic. Please let us know of any changes in payment information.
Fees and Payment
Please contact the office for a schedule of current fees. Your payment is due in full at the time of service. Payment may be made by credit card, cash, or check.
Mind Peace Clinics does not participate with insurance plans and is an “out-of-network” provider. At the time of service, you will receive a receipt (super-bill) that you can submit to your insurance company. Please contact your insurance company to understand your reimbursement for an out-of-network provider. You are responsible for obtaining reimbursement from your insurance company.
Emergencies and the Urgent Line
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 and go to the nearest Emergency Department prior to contacting Mind Peace Clinics. For extremely urgent matters, please call your clinic and leave a message. Extremely urgent matters may include:
Suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming others,
Unexpected medication reaction with moderate or severe symptoms, or
Any unusual behavior or reaction that you fear could to lead to physical harm
Once your call has been received, a doctor will call you back as soon as they are able. If you are unable to wait for a response, please dial 9-1-1 and go to your nearest Emergency Department.
Since controlled medications are easily abused and there is an illegal market for these medications, the DEA and the Virginia Board of Medicine monitor prescribing and refill practices for these medications. If you are prescribed a controlled medication, it is critical that you follow the controlled medication policy. The policy is as follows:
You MUST take these medications as directed.
If you feel you need to adjust your dose to a higher dose of the medication, you must call the office and consult with your physician prior to making any adjustments to your dose.
You must be responsible with your medication and take measures to ensure that your medication is not lost or stolen.
If you require an early refill of your medication because you have adjusted your dose without consulting your doctor or because your medication was lost/stolen, you are in violation of the controlled medication policy. We understand that unexpected circumstances, out of your control, may result in you needing an early refill for your medication and will allow ONE violation of the controlled medication policy to allow for these circumstances. You will be charged $100 fee for an early refill of your controlled medication. Any subsequent violations of the policy will result in your termination as a patient with Mind Peace Clinics. Due to the nature of these medications, Mind Peace Clinics must be able to manage these prescriptions responsibly and in a manner to minimize any potential abuse.
Letter writing fees will be based upon time requirements to compose the letter. Excused absence notes, brief accommodation notes, and other short notes that can be written quickly will generally incur no fee. Other types of letters often require a more substantial amount of time and will be charged at your regular session fee.
A fee of $50 will be charged for all returned checks.