Difficulty finding a Psychiatrist
I live in central New York. Finding a Psychiatrist has been a nightmare. Finding one that’s “in my health plan” means the nearest one is 2 hrs. away. Sometimes they are booked 3 months in advance. I’m going now to a Mental Health Clinic, where I see a Dr. once, and am promptly handed off to a Nurse Practitioner. The meds weren’t working, and I was voluntarily committed to a Psychiatric Ward in my local hospital. Where ANOTHER Psychiatrist prescribed a new med. Going back to the clinic after my hospitalization, I saw ANOTHER Psychiatrist. I have yet to see one more than once. What the heck? Is our mental health system THAT broken?