Unfortunately, it can be really difficult to find a great psychiatrist who takes insurances; those who do often have long waitlists for new clients.
In Rhode Island, we’re fortunate to have a few providers who prescribe medication and take insurances (filter by Insurance and your age, under Clientele, Advanced Filters here).
Out-of-network benefits can make seeing a psychiatrist who does not take insurance more affordable. If paying a full session fee upfront is not an option, consider the following:
If you're currently well-controlled on a psychiatric medication, your primary care physician (PCP) can typically prescribe refills and direct you to a hospital outpatient clinic or community provider for ongoing care.
If you think medication may be a good option for you, start by finding a talk therapist. They might be able to help you manage symptoms without medication or refer you to a local psychiatrist if necessary.