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Psychiatric help in Philadelphia

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by PittBoo50, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. PittBoo50

    PittBoo50 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 3, 2002
    For all you psychiatry residents in Philadelphia:

    I have a friend living in Philadelphia who's going through a lot of mental health issues...for some reason or another, she can no longer afford to see a psychiatrist. I suggested her trying to get in to see a resident at one of their outpatient clinics. She claims she tried to call UPenn, and they told her that there are no-such clinicis are in existence. Does anyone know if any of the psychiatry residency programs in Philadelphia offer reduced rate clinics? and how difficult is it to obtain appointments/referrals?

    Thank you in advance.
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  3. Med01

    Med01 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2004
    I used to volunteer in Rotacare free clinic, and they provided primary care for uninsured people. They also provided referrals to specialists for free. You could try calling the free clinics.
  4. whopper

    whopper Former jolly good fellow Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Feb 8, 2004
    Not in Philly, but this may clear some confusion.

    Many free clinics (or reduced rate) only see people if they fall under certain financial restrictions. Your friend may not qualify. Hopefully though your friend will find help.
  5. jjbmsiv

    jjbmsiv INTJ 5+ Year Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    Baltimore County
    Both Jefferson in center city (833 chestnut st) and Einstein in North Philly (Broad & Olney) offer resident psych clinics. Is this insurance dependant? Yeah, it is, and it seems to be of the Medicaid-type, but I'm not completely clear about the whole spectrum. It's worth a phone call, at least.
  6. worriedwell

    worriedwell Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    penn indeed does have a residents clinic...not sure about payment details however, but it is definitely accepts people who cannot pay. try this number 215-746-6701.

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