Kari Groff, MD Park Slope Psychiatry
Fees are consistent with out-of-network costs for private psychiatric care in New York City
$400 Adult Evaluation- 60 minutes
$800 Child and Adolescent Evaluation- 2 hours
Follow-up visits $350 (45 minutes), $250 (25 minutes)
$400 Extended session (60 minutes)
Child and Adolescent psychiatry
Supervision for therapists
Second opinions for complex patients
School and academic accommodations consultation
Legal consultation for school placement lawyers
Family therapy consultation and referrals
Genetic studies for psychiatric medications
Facetime, Skype, Phone sessions are billed at the same rate.
Fees will be subject to a 3% increase each year.
Payment is due at the time of service via check or credit card.
Dr. Groff requires a credit card on file for convenient billing.
The office has a 48 hour cancellation notice or full fee of the appointment is charged.
Dr. Groff reserves the right to request that patients are seen in her office every three months to continue status as an active patient. Patients not seen in the office for at least six months will be considered inactive and it will be assumed that treatment has been terminated or sought elsewhere.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What services can I expect when seeing Dr. Groff?
Dr. Groff will provide a full psychiatric evaluation that reviews current and past psychiatric symptoms and medication. She values spending enough time with her patients so that she can get to know you as a person and understand how your symptoms affect you in the context of your life experiences and stressors that you may be encountering. She has a very direct, empathetic, and down-to-earth approach.
2. Does Dr. Groff have tele psychiatry services available?
Yes, remote sessions are available after the initial visit for patients with busy schedules
3. How often do I need to see Dr. Groff ?
This depends on the type of medication you take and the acuity of your symptoms. For patients that are very stable on medication, visits may be infrequent such as a few times a year. For patients just starting out on medication, visits are more frequent. All prescribing in NYS is now e-prescribing and is done through an electronic medical records system.
4. Is Dr. Groff easy to reach outside of her office hours?
Dr. Groff can be reached via the medical messaging system, Klara. She also provides her cell phone to patients to reach her for emergencies. She does not exchange text messages or email with patients and prefers to use Klara as a way to contact her electronically and securely.
5. Why are so many NYC psychiatrists “out-of-network”?
Many psychiatrists in private practice do not participate with insurance companies because of difficulties receiving compensation and reimbursement for time and services. Over the past decade or so, psychiatrists have been asked to see patients for 15 minute medication visits which many psychiatrists felt was too little time to determine what, if any, psychiatric medication was appropriate. Many psychiatrists stopped working with insurance companies for this reason along with the limitations that were put on patients for how much treatment they could receive.
Not working within the confines of rules and regulations of an insurance company allows Dr. Groff to provide concierge care at her own pace instead of quick 10-15- minute visits. She can personalize your treatment to exactly your needs without a third party directing how treatment should proceed. Working out-of-network allows psychiatrists to practice excellent medicine and most patients quickly find that it is absolutely worth the investment in terms of quality of treatment, access to your doctor, and privacy.
Dr. Groff reserves about 25 percent of her patient spots for patients that have very little income and otherwise very little access to mental health care. These patients include the musicians and artists of New York City, single parents, and non-profit humanitarian workers who are unable to afford care but contributing so much to this great city.