What should I bring to my first appointment, and when should I arrive?
Arrive 10-20 minutes before your scheduled appointment time, and bring a description of your past psychiatric history, particularly the medications you have received; bring a detailed list of any current medical problems and medications; and bring contact numbers for all of your current doctors and therapists. It is frequently helpful to come with one or more family members.
Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?
Insurance is not accepted directly, but you may have coverage for all or some of the fee. Please check with your insurance carrier, focusing on the following questions:
Where are you located?
WEMA is located at 617 West End Ave, at the southwest corner of 90th Street in New York City. This beautiful upper-west side neighborhood is also home to the American Museum of Natural History, the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Zabars, and Lincoln Center. There are parking garages as well as metered street parking in the area. The 1/9, 2, and 3 subway stop is located 5 blocks due north (the 96th street station-- use the southernmost exit at 93rd-94th Street) and the 1/9 (local) is also located 4 blocks due south (86th street station); the B and C subways stop on Central Park West. Also, the Broadway, Amsterdam, and Riverside buses have nearby stops; the crosstown M86 bus makes a final stop at the corner of 87th and West End (3 blocks south of the office). WEMA is located at street level. There are 2 stairs (with handrails) at the entrance. If you need help with the stairs, or extra privacy for religious reasons, please let the receptionist know when you arrive.