409 & 410 Evelyn Drive, Columbia, South Carolina 29210, United States
08:00 am – 05:00 pm
08:00 am – 05:00 pm
08:00 am – 05:00 pm
08:00 am – 05:00 pm
08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Administrative office closes for lunch daily from 12-1PM
Barnabas is the historic, biblical character known for coming alongside and encouraging people who were wounded and/or undergoing wounding circumstances. In like manner we, at Barnabas Healthcare, professionally come alongside our clients to help them through their unique difficulties, struggles and circumstances.
THE PROCESS OF PSYCHIATRIC CARE
Similar to counseling, the process of psychiatric care also involves a collaborative relationship between the patient and provider. Psychiatric care is individualized for the unique needs of each patient; therefore, it is important to evaluate past medical and psychiatric history and overlay this with current medical and psychiatric presentation. At times, with the patient’s consent, this may involve gathering information from other sources such as family members and other medical providers. Screening tools and/or questionnaires may be utilized to aid diagnosing and gauge patient status. Lab tests are also an important component of some treatment plans, as these assist with tracking medication levels and overall response to treatment.
The goal of psychiatric care is to provide patient-centered, holistic care; therefore, the duration of psychiatric treatment and frequency of follow-up visits depends on multiple factors that are specific to each patient. On average, adult medication management follow-up appointments are initially scheduled at intervals of 3 to 4 weeks. Thereafter, the timeline between follow-up appointments increases to 3 to 4 months and expands from this point based on the needs of the patient and type(s) of medications prescribed. Follow-up appointments for pediatric and adolescent patients are typically scheduled at 2-week intervals, followed by 1-month med checks, and then quarterly (every 3 months). For pediatric and adolescent patients, “eyes on” care is an important factor in providing safe, high-quality care. Therefore, for these patients, if medication is prescribed for a mood or behavioral disorder, attending counseling is an important aspect of achieving long-term wellness, life-long coping skills, as well as gauging effectiveness of the current treatment plan.
THE PROCESS OF COUNSELING
Counseling is a special, safe, healing, and respectful process wherein a trained helper works with a wounded person to reach a mutually agreed upon goal and level of functioning that reflects psychological wellbeing. We work with a broad variety of individuals with differing life stresses, coping resources and abilities.
The INTAKE is the initial session wherein the client and practitioner meet to understand the presenting concerns and develop a plan to address change. It also allows the assessment of therapeutic good fit and the ability to work together in a mutually responsible manner. This initial stage may be further refined according to circumstances and progress made. Psychological testing may be utilized to understand and define inner dynamics more fully.
Everyone is unique and life circumstances vary widely so the process and length of treatment will differ among clients (even if someone else seems to be undergoing or has experienced similar problems).
The next phase of counseling involves gaining a fuller understanding and taking ownership of the identified problem(s) and the way psychological, relational, and/or medical components work and are addressed and repaired. You will try a personalized treatment strategy with teaching, coaching, and encouragement from your professional helper.
The final stage simply involves fine tuning until you are feeling that you can take it from there (it’s OK to need a few follow-ups from time to time).
Our licensed providers offer diverse therapeutic approaches to treatment. As a single source for both counseling and medication management, we are able to provide a high standard for coordination of care.
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Intake -Psychologist $175, Nurse Practitioner $175.00, Masters Level Counselor $135
Follow Up - Psychologist $150 (45-55 mins), Nurse Practitioner $150.00 (15-30 mins), Masters Level Counselor $120 (45-55 mins)
Testing pricing can vary based on specific tests used but is generally billed in two hour blocks at $110/hour. Certain tests may require more or less time depending on if there is a report or extensive interpretation required. Initial visits and follow up visits may be required depending on the nature of the report.
Fees can differ depending on the level of care you receive and the type of provider. Please contact our office and we are happy to share an estimate with you. We can give you a much better idea of your costs but we need a couple of things from you first.
What is your insurance company?
Is your provider in network?
Which provider are you seeing?
What are you wanting to see them for?
How often are you seeing them?
Once we have this information, we can help get a clearer picture of what you can expect to see. There are certainly many variables, but our staff can help you get a better idea.
Barnabas Behavioral Healthcare is a non-acute care outpatient clinic. We do not have 24-hour coverage like an inpatient center or hospital has. Our patients do not stay overnight, and your provider might not be always available.
We do not routinely check messages after hours which means that messages or communications with our practice may not be seen in “real time”. Our office hours are 8-5 Monday through Friday, and we may be closed for some holidays. If you send us a note or leave a voicemail after hours, these will not be seen until they are retrieved during normal business hours.
This is very important that you understand the difference between our practice setting and other levels of care. As an outpatient group, our patients may from time to time require additional levels of care which we are not equipped to provide. For example, if a patient has a severe reaction to a medication, they will need to go to the ER not to our office. If a patient requires direct care or observation from an inpatient group, your provider will work with you to make an appropriate referral however if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency you would need to take immediate action to ensure your safety. In other words, our office may not be able to respond to you directly and we ask for 72 hours to return your calls.
New Patient Therapeutic Relationship
We are not responsible for your care until you meet with one of our providers for an intake session. This means that we will not fill any medications or complete any paperwork for you until we have had the chance to do our assessment in a diagnostic interview. In other words, you are not considered a patient with us until you have met with one of our licensed providers. What does this mean for an Emergency? If you are in crisis and in danger of harming yourself or someone else, go directly to the Emergency Room, call 911 or the appropriate crisis center.
Barnabas Behavioral Healthcare, LLC
409 Evelyn Drive, Columbia South Carolina 29210
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Portal Clinic ID P1727442
As of May 11, 2023, all patients that are prescribed a controlled medication will require at least one face to face visit with your prescribing provider. Please contact our office to schedule your visit or request an IN PERSON or CHANGE MY VIRTUAL TO IN PERSON through the portal. All new patients seeing one of our medical providers will need to be seen in person.
NEW OFFICE COMPLETED!
Our new office is directly across the street from our main office.
Medication Visits- 410 Evelyn Drive
Counseling Visits-409 Evelyn Dive