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Outpatient Services Evaluations and Assessments

Psychiatric and psychological evaluations are critical to an individual’s treatment plan and may be performed by one of WellSpan Philhaven’s more than 300 clinicians.

Psychiatric Evaluations

Psychiatric evaluations occur at the start of mental health treatment and take place with the client and a physician or certified nurse practitioner. A client’s goal when undergoing a psychiatric evaluation is usually to get the medications needed for the treatment of their mental health issue.

The evaluation will take approximately 60-90 minutes, including the time the physician uses to research the case and follow up with other providers either before or after the one-to-one contact. A client history is taken verbally and via paperwork given before the face-to-face session for the client to fill out.

Psychological Evaluations

Psychological evaluations occur at the start of mental health treatment and take place with the client and a psychologist. A client’s goal when undergoing a psychological evaluation is usually to get a diagnosis and therapy for treatment of their mental health issue.

The evaluation will take approximately 45-60 minutes, including the time the psychologist uses to research the case and follow up with other providers either before or after the one-to-one contact. A client history is taken verbally and via paperwork given before the face-to-face session for the client to fill out.

Clinical Assessments

A clinical assessment occurs at the start of mental health treatment and takes place with the client and a masters level prepared therapist such as an LMFT (licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) , or LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). A client’s goal when undergoing a psychological evaluation is usually to get a diagnosis and therapy for treatment of their mental health issue.

The evaluation will take approximately 45-60 minutes, including the time the therapist uses to research the case and follow up with other providers either before or after the one-to-one contact. A client history is taken verbally and via paperwork given before the face-to-face session for the client to fill out.