New patient information
We are excited that you are considering becoming a patient in the office! Danielle is taking new patients and is generally scheduled about 2-3 weeks out for a new patient appointment. She specializes in patients 4-24 (sometimes exceptions are made for therapist referrals, past patients who have aged out, etc.) Please call us if you'd like us to consider an age exception.
Danielle specializes in medication management and does not do extensive therapy. Please check out her website desertskymh.com to learn more about the practice and decide if she will fit your needs. The office does not accept Blue Cross, Ambetter, Medicare or Medicaid (AHCCCS). AHCCCS will often not pay for medications unless it's prescribed by one of their providers.
We accept Cigna/ Evernorth and Compsych and bill them directly.
We accept United and Aetna through a company called Headway. All billing/ claim/ copay issues are handled by them, so you do not provide your insurance info or payment information to this office. After scheduling the first appt, we submit your info to Headway- they will email you for such information. You would be considered self-pay until you give them the info they ask for and they've verified your insurance plan and payment info. Please make sure that you read the "Headway Information" sheet that is on the website so that you are fully informed.
We provide receipts/ superbills for you to submit for out-of-network benefits to other insurance companies.
Evaluations (new patient appointments) are scheduled for a little over an hour. Due to high demand for follow-up appointments in the afternoons, the evaluations are scheduled during morning and 1pm hours. There are few exceptions, because Danielle's current patients schedule in the afternoons months in advance. Newer patients can generally get a later afternoon appt after a few visits.
New patient request form
If you are interested in a new patient appt, please fully complete the request form. We will call you within a few business hours to schedule an appointment and to answer any questions you may have (FYI, we are out of the office on Wed and Fri afternoons). This website and emails are encrypted for security. Please pay special attention to the insurance issues listed at the end- insurance is a complicated, tricky business (they set the rules, we try our best to follow them!). If insurance cannot be sorted out at least 3 business days before the appointment, we charge the $175 full rate, then reimburse you after insurance pays.