Questions to Ask When Selecting a Behavioral Health Provider

Once you have some names, take some time to call the providers to obtain more information about their practices.

Your questions may include:

  • Does the clinician have experience treating your type of condition?
  • Is the clinician accepting new patients?
  • What hours are available for appointments?
  • How does the provider run the session, and what is the provider's expectation of the patient?
  • What is the visit cancellation policy?
  • Does the clinician focus on a particular age group, such as adolescents or seniors?
  • What determines the course of treatment, and when is treatment considered completed?