About Our Online Urgent Psychiatric Clinic
FBHS Online Urgent Psychiatric Clinic provides timely access to gold standard outpatient psychiatric assessment and medication management. Please contact us today if you would like to see a psychiatrist urgently.
Gain Access to Care When You Need It
Patients experiencing mental illness often have difficulty accessing timely outpatient psychiatric medication management. It can take up to 4-8 weeks to get an initial evaluation with an outpatient psychiatrist. Skip the wait and access our services today!
Who We Treat
Anyone who is new to psychiatric treatment, has been out of treatment for a while, or is currently in treatment but feels like they are under-treated and would like a second opinion.
Convenience with Access to Additional Service
We offer shorter waiting times, quick and easy access, on-line “walk-in” availability, and automatic referral to our online outpatient clinic. Do you think you need an inpatient psychiatric admission? If we can’t prevent an inpatient admission, our Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has privileges to practice inpatient psychiatry and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) at a world-class psychiatric hospital in Massachusetts. We would be happy to help facilitate the referral.
Forsythia Behavioral Health Services Online Urgent Psychiatric Clinic & Online Longitudinal Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic
At Forsythia Behavioral Health Services we provide urgent and immediate psychiatric care via our tele-med platform as well as longitudinal ongoing outpatient psychiatric care at our online clinic. We work hard to ensure the constant access to the care you need, when you need it. Contact us today to get started!
Our Online Longitudinal Outpatient Clinic
Our Longitudinal Outpatient Clinic (LOC) is a “traditional” outpatient psychiatric clinic. The only difference is it’s on-line and easily accessible from the comfort of your own home.
Timely Follow-up Appointments
Patients often experience problems getting appointments when they need them after using urgent or acute care services (e.g., Urgent Care, ED, and inpatient hospitalization).
These gaps in care contribute to poorer clinical outcomes.
We automatically refer you from our Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) to our Longitudinal Outpatient Clinic (LOC) to ensure that you’ll get a second appointment when you need it.
FBHS is seamlessly and efficiently filling the gaps to ensure that you don’t fall through them.
Continuity of Care
You are followed by your urgent care provider into the outpatient clinic, so the provider who sees you in the urgent care will remain your provider in the outpatient clinic.
You won’t have to answer all the same questions twice!
We Stick With You
Our providers will continue to treat you in our LOC for as long as you need it!
with an appointment at the FBHS Online Urgent Psych Clinic
Skip the waiting room
First time having a video based health appointment. I thought it was effective and efficient. Didn't have to plan around rush hour traffic either!!! I would prefer more video appointments in the future.
I am so grateful to Dr. Desjardins for his helpful guidance and support. his no nonsense attitude and his good humor are really wonderful. He listens attentively and seeks my active participation in treatment. I recommend him without hesitation. He is great!!!
I have been seeing Dr. Desjardins for roughly 1.5 months now. The Care I've received has been second to none. Urgent settings are not typically this warm and friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to other, as well as close friends or family if they needed help!
Connect with your doctor today!
Through the Kareo Telehealth app you can connect with your doctor anywhere, at anytime. It’s simple, secure and streamlined. Download prior to your appointment.
Through the Kareo Telehealth app you can connect with your doctor anywhere, at anytime. It’s simple, secure and streamlined. Download prior to your appointment. Tips to a great video visit.
Connect with your doctor today!
Urgent Care Med-Management appointments:
We are a mostly private pay clinic, however we currently accept Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS).
Our private pay rates are incredibly competitive! Especially given the immediate access and gold standard care.
To improve patient engagement and knowledge about your diagnosis and treatment options, we explain the differential diagnosis, risks of untreated illness, treatment options, and benefits and risks of treatment. We also ask about your treatment preferences and collaborate on decisions about treatment. Such collaboration improves the therapeutic alliance, satisfaction with care, and adherence with treatment.
Initial psychiatric evaluation
typically up to 30 minutes where we evaluate
Symptoms, Trauma History, and Treatment History
Risk of Suicide
Risk of Aggressive Behaviors
Medication management follow Up
Up to fifteen minute follow up appointment with a doctor in the UCC or the LOC
Follow up appointments are used to make medication adjustments, add new medications, start new medications, discontinue medications and do fine tuning.
Medication and Psychotherapy Appointments:
Interested in doing psychotherapy and medication management simultaneously? Then this option is right for you. We are experts in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and will collaborate with you to tailor your treatment plan to your specific psychological needs.