aaarrrggghh.  I am so confused.  I am having all sorts of trauma trying to figure out what I am going to do.  My current insurance (wich sucks) expires on 9/30/10.  That is not that far away.  My current Psychiatrist, who is old fashioned and he does both the medication management and therapy, does not accept medicaid and that is what I am going to end up with.  I am also nervous about medicaid…I have never had it before and am nervous about the application process.  I do not even know how early I should apply…I can not have a lapse of insurance.  I am so scared.  I called the clinic where I am going to have to go to see the new psychiatrist and they could not get me in to see the psychiatrist until at least october.  I really wanted to be able to see the new doctor before I was done with my old doctor…but that is not going to happen.  What if I hate them?  What if its not a good fit?  I have had the same psychiatrist for over 3 years now.  And just the change alone is enough to make me a nervous wreck.  Let alone all of the red tape that I have to go through to get new doctors and medicaid.  I honestly am petrified of the whole process.  I do not like change that much.  I am comfortable with my current doctor and am so afraid that I will not find that good of a report with anyone else.  Any advice from anyone that has tackled the medicaid system?  Or had to leave a doctor where it was a great fit for the unknown?  My thoughts will not stop racing about this.  I can't seem to be able to settle down about it.  I do have to see a therapist at CHBS (the new doctor) and then after I see them once I can at least continue to see the new therapist that I have been seeing for about a month.  so much change all at once.  scary.  Like I said above, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. snowdreamer 11 years ago

    Go ahead and apply for medicaid now and don't wait until your insurance lapses.  I got approved for SSI so I automatically got medicaid and didn't go thru the process like you will have to go thru.  Just explain to the worker what is happening and they will help you thru it.  As for a new doctor, I left a good therapist years ago and I've been thru 5 since then I had moved away and now I'm back so each time I gave them a few appts and if it didn't click I moved on to  another one.  You can also call a lot of other centers and see if they accept medicaid, I was lucky mine did that I was already going to but even before that when I had no insurance it only cost me $1.00 to get in so just check around sweetie like I said I ended up in a center of psychiatrists and therapists maybe you'll find the same.  Wish I could be there to help you but if you need to talk about it let me know ok?

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