Appointments

Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time. New patients can complete paperwork in the Forms section. Please bring the paperwork along with your insurance card and your identification. If the patient is a child I usually meet with the parents without the child present in the first session. Generally, by the end of the first session I will be able to discuss with you an individualized treatment plan.


E-mail Policy

Because e-mail is not secure I usually do not communicate confidential information via e-mail. As an alternative, I use a service which allows us to communicate confidentially through a secure web portal. We will ask you to set this up with us.


Rescheduling and Canceling Appointments

If you must reschedule an appointment please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not cancel in advance, or if you do not show for the appointment, you will be charged for the missed appointment.


Emergencies

I attempt to make myself available for urgent situations. You can call my number and reach me by leaving a message and following the instructions to have me notified.  I will then be contacted and will return your call as soon as possible. However, if this is a mental health or medical emergency you should call one of the following numbers:


Immediate threats to life or safety                                                                                                911


Medical Emergencies                                     Athens Regional Medical Center                         706-475-7000

Psychiatric Emergencies                                Advantage Behavioral Health Services               800-715-4225

Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse                 Sexual Assault Center                                           706-353-1912

Domestic Violence                                          Project Safe                                                             706-543-3331

                                                                           Peace Place                                                             770-586-0927

Suicidal Threats                                               Suicide Hotline                                                       800-784-2433


Insurance Companies Accepted

AMERIGROUP                                 Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO                   

GEORGIA MEDICAID                      AETNA                                                       MAGELLAN HEALTH SERVICES

MEDICARE-PART B                         VALUE OPTIONS                                      WELLCARE


If your company is not listed here, and you still wish to use my services, please contact your insurance company to find out their out of network benefits.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Paul Cardozo

Call Us: 706-546-9880