Does our insurance cover visits to a psychiatrist?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DriveTheTruck88, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. DriveTheTruck88

    DriveTheTruck88 New Member

    Just like the title says, too embarrassed to ask anyone at work.
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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015
  2. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    It does in west it's 1500$ per year allowance this 1500 applied to chiropractors too
  3. DriveTheTruck88

    DriveTheTruck88 New Member

    Thank you, I'm sure the psychiatrists receptionist could also tell me for certain if uncovered right?
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    are you f-ing nuts? Sorry --I couldn't resist it.
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  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Or you could call the insurance.
  6. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    If you call the psychiatrist you can ask. Be careful though if you are a driver. Antidepressants can disqualify you from operating a package car or feeder. Good for you for getting the help. Don't be embarrassed.
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  7. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I'll second the motion: props to you for seeking help, and 110% don't be embarrassed. No one gets embarrassed over a sprained ankle, but mental health issues get treated differently. One day that will change.

    My wife is a social worker...the biggest problems occur when help isn't sought.

    She deals with specific individuals - their situations went wrong because they couldn't, wouldn't, or were unable to avail themselves of basic services.

    Not everyone realizes how good our insurance is - by all means, use it.

    Without knowing your situation, sometimes the fix is a conversation with a trained professional, sometimes the fix is medication (after talking with a trained professional), sometimes the fix is a conversation with a mediator, if the dysfunction is between two people.

    Good luck, and for clucks sake, get any sort of help you need.

    This life is too short to be miserable.
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  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    My wife insisted we go to a family shrink during a rough period of our marriage. That didn't last past the first appointment after he took my side on who was creating the stress in our relationship. Funny how that works.
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  9. norcalbrown

    norcalbrown Member

    Covered in the west. Check it out for where you are and get the help you need. I second all the previous comments. Good luck.
  10. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    please relinquish your guns if you do have any during this time
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    First post on Brown Cafe.
    Please continue seeking help.
  12. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    [​IMG] LMAO
  13. Wilson

    Wilson Active Member

    Typical office visit to a shrink:

    You sit down hoping the Phd has answers.

    They sit down and start asking questions like... whats bothering you? Why do you think that? What do you think you should do?

    In most case than doesn't include medication ( I would resist med's unless its that or a stay in a institution) a good size mirror and some real honesty coupled with acceptance and courage to change will do just fine.
  14. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Covered under Teamcare. 80% I believe.
  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    So you're a doctor now? Comments like this are why some people who really need help don't seek it.
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I need help.
  17. Wilson

    Wilson Active Member

    90% of all injuries physical and mental are cured by the mind & body not by doctors or medicine.
  18. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Blew out my rotator cuff last December. Guess I should have consulted Dr. Wilson before going through surgery and 8 months of PT so far.
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  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He does have a point.

    The mind can cure most ills and placebos work wonders.
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    So my fractured shoulder that will have me out of my package car on my couch for the next 2-3 months is mental and I should suck it up and go back to work? I'll call my boss now and let him know I'll be back Monday. Thanks Doc*!!!

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    Lasted edited by : Sep 25, 2015