Urgent Psychiatric Care

Urgent Psychiatric care services at Gaba Telepsychiatry - an emergency Psychiatrist will see you online - Call +1(833)312-4222 now for a same day appointment!

Urgent psychiatric care includes the following services:

  1. Psychiatric evaluations
  2. Ordering lab works
  3. Prescription refills
  4. Immediate symptom management
  5. Collaborating with family and other support services, if needed
  6. Liaising with your primary care doctor and urgent care services
  7. Nursing home consults
  8. Hospital discharge follow-ups

Emergency Psychiatrist

Neuropsychiatrist

Dr. Valeria Serban

Board Certified Psychiatrist with Multiple State Licenses MBBS (MD)

As a neuropsychiatrist with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Valeria Serban provides urgent psychiatric care services for all psychiatric illnesses, which also include neurological conditions such as migraine, epilepsy, concussion, stroke, and Parkinson’s, among others.

Whether it is psychiatric evaluations, ordering lab work, prescription refills or immediate symptom management, Dr. Serban always goes the extra mile to provide urgent psychiatric care to her patients if needed.

Dr. Serban, with her compassionate approach to patient care, utilizes a combination of medication management and psychotherapy to help treat various types of psychiatric illness and age-related cognitive decline, such as psychosis, social phobia, bipolar disorder, dementia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, panic disorder, mood disorder, postpartum depression, and other medical conditions resulting in psychiatric symptoms.

Dr. Serban is bilingual in English and Romanian and speaks extremely fluent Italian, French, Spanish, and German.

Medical School

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest, Romania

Neurology Residency Training

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest, Romania

Master of Philosophy (M.Ph.) - Neuroscience

NYS Institute for Basic Research, New York

Internal Medicine Residency

Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania

Neurology Residency

Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Neuroscience

NYS Institute for Basic Research, City University of New York - Graduate Center

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Electromyography - American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
Neuromuscular Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Recertification - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Online Psychiatrist

Dr. Tony Issac

Board Certified Psychiatrist in New York & New Jersey (MD)

Dr. Tony Issac is the best when you need sudden supervision and care, as he is available for same day appointments during emergencies and is available for weekend appointments to ensure that you receive the care and the follow-up that you deserve.

With over nine years of experience practicing psychiatry, Dr. Issac is known for his compassionate nature and for providing discreet psychiatric evaluations and psychiatric care services to treat various psychiatric conditions that include insomnia, panic attacks, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Dr. Issac is an urgent psychiatric care expert who utilizes a combination of medication management, and psychotherapy to treat a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including insomnia, panic attacks, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He also conducts suicide assessments and acute stabilization, and he works closely with the patients and their families to help them recover and heal.

Dr. Issac also provides follow-up appointments and works with you to achieve a collaborative treatment plan.

Medical School
St. George's University: School of Medicine
Psychiatry Residency Training
Richmond University Medical Center: affiliate of Mount Sinai Health Network
Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Psychobiology
Binghamton University- State University of New York
Board Certification
American Board of Preventative Medicine- Addiction Medicine, Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology- Psychiatry, Board Certification
Online Psychiatrist

Dr. Gundu Reddy

Board Certified Psychiatrist with Multiple State Licenses MBBS (MD)

Being a Board Certified Psychiatrist with more than fifteen years of experience practicing clinical psychiatry, and over ten years of experience in forensic psychiatry, Dr. Gundu Reddy commands a lot of respect among her patients.

Dr. Reddy is an expert in urgent psychiatric care and provides maximum support to those in need of emergency psychiatric supervision and medication.

Dr. Reddy has trained in medication management, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy and has a special interest in integrative psychiatry.

Dr. Reddy creates a tailor-made treatment plan for each of her patients by considering genetic, medical, hormonal, nutritional, dynamic, and environmental factors. Her warm, compassionate and warm personality has won her great popularity.

Medical School
The United Medical Dental Schools of Guys Kings and St Thomas' at King's College London
Psychiatry Residency Training
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training
NYU Psychoanalytic Institute
Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry Neurology
Neuropsychiatrist

Dr. Valeria Serban

Virtual Psychiatrist

Dr. Tony Issac

Virtual Psychiatrist

Dr. Gundu Reddy

Schedule an Appointment with one of our Online Psychiatrists.
Book an Appointment Online for Telepsychiatry

Clinical Services: California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee

online psychiatrist

Forensic Psychiatry Services: All of the US and Canada

How much does it cost to see an online psychiatrist at Gaba Telepsychiatry?

Your first online appointment with one of our psychiatrists will cost $400. The follow-up appointments will be $250. If you have out-of-network benefits, we can submit claims on your behalf.

Urgent Psychiatric Care, Emergency psychiatrist

When may I need urgent psychiatric care?

You will certainly need urgent psychiatric care or consult an emergency psychiatrist if you are suffering from:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, obsessions, and compulsions.
  • Insomnia, nightmares, narcolepsy.
  • Hallucinations, hearing voices.
  • Paranoid thoughts so much that you are not sure of what is real or unreal.
  • Severe depression, hopelessness, passive suicidal thoughts.
  • Postpartum depression, psychiatric complications of pregnancy.
  • Menopause, polycystic ovarian syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
  • Anger, rage, violent thoughts, and impulse control disorders.
  • Side effects to current psychiatric medications.

You must consult a psychiatrist for urgent psychiatric care services immediately, especially if symptoms get worse. It is equally important to opt for urgent psychiatric care if you think that these symptoms are interfering with your ability to take care of yourself or your children, perform well at work, or continue with your usual daily activities.

Urgent Psychiatric Care, Emergency psychiatrist
"Prompt intervention can prevent deterioration of symptoms and psychiatric hospitalization"

Where may I find an emergency psychiatrist?

For urgent psychiatric care, you may find an emergency psychiatrist:

  • At your local hospital emergency room
  • At your local urgent care clinic
  • Online, a Telemedicine Clinic
  • At a behavioral health walk-in clinic

For most people, an online clinic such as Gaba Telepsychiatry is the most convenient, especially in an emergency as the appointment can take place from the comfort and convenience of your own home, at a time of your choosing, without the hassle of traveling to the Doctor’s practice.

What is the difference between an emergency psychiatrist and a regular psychiatrist?

An emergency psychiatrist, like a regular psychiatrist, is a medical doctor who is board-certified in psychiatry and is accustomed to managing psychiatric emergencies and acute situations.

What if I need a same-day psychiatrist appointment?

If you need to see a psychiatrist the same day for urgent psychiatric care services, you can call +1(833)312-4222 or book online. However, if you cannot book online, the front desk is open seven days a week between 9 am and 6 pm. After 6 pm, please leave a message with our answering service and someone will get back to you the next day.

Why Gaba Telepsychiatry?

  • We use only experienced, Board-Certified Psychiatrists to ensure the highest standard of patient care.
  • We work with the patient by offering urgent psychiatric care services to prevent hospitalization. This is possible only if the patient is not an immediate danger to themselves or others, is able to participate in outpatient care and has adequate support.
  • The psychiatrist will listen and work with you for acute stabilization of symptoms.
  • Medical, hormonal, developmental, as well as environmental factors are considered.
  • Psychiatric evaluations and documentation can be provided for medical leave, request for accommodations, and return to work/school clearance.
  • Prescriptions will be sent online to the pharmacy of your choice. You simply collect your medication at your own convenience.
  • We will liaise with family members and support services when needed.
  • Lastly, besides careful follow-up and treatment plan, we also provide medication titration and psychotherapy services in order to help achieve long-term recovery and resolution of symptoms.

FAQs about Urgent Psychiatric Care

If I need urgent psychiatric care, should I go to the hospital?

You may need to visit the hospital for urgent psychiatric care if:

  • You are having particularly serious or potentially life threatening complications to medication.
  • You are having violent or suicidal thoughts with plan or intent, and there is a genuine fear that you may actually act on them.
  • You are unable to care for yourself, get out of bed, log in to appointments, pick up your prescriptions, or lack adequate community support to assist you.
  • You are a genuine danger to yourself or others.
  • You may need to see a psychiatrist frequently for stabilization and if outpatient care is not covered by your insurance.

Is insurance accepted for emergency psychiatrist appointments?

Currently, appointments are out of network for urgent psychiatric care. The fee is $400 for an initial consultation and $250 for a follow-up. We can check your insurance cover and complete your reimbursement forms for no additional charge, removing the headache of liaising with your insurance provider.

Can an emergency psychiatrist prescribe controlled substances online?

The rules vary from state to state and the psychiatrist must comply with state guidelines. During an emergency the psychiatrist can send a consult to your PCP or Urgent care to have a script filled. Most primary care doctors are happy to collaborate with psychiatrists during psychiatric emergencies in order to help prevent hospitalization. You may be asked to go to the Emergency Room if you are actively withdrawing, and your PCP is unavailable.

References:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18043562/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28372713/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32336334/

How does a telepsychiatry visit work?

Online Psychiatrist Visit
Cloud-based software means no downloads

All you need is a computer or mobile device and internet

We schedule a tech demo with a live clinical assistant.
You will see our online psychiatrist, on the big screen.
You will complete your clinical psychiatric interview.
You will receive your prescriptions.
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Dr. Valeria Serban

Board Certified Psychiatrist with Multiple State Licenses MBBS (MD)

As a neuropsychiatrist with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Valeria Serban provides urgent psychiatric care services for all psychiatric illnesses, which also include neurological conditions such as migraine, epilepsy, concussion, stroke, and Parkinson’s, among others.

Whether it is psychiatric evaluations, ordering lab work, prescription refills or immediate symptom management, Dr. Serban always goes the extra mile to provide urgent psychiatric care to her patients if needed.

Dr. Serban, with her compassionate approach to patient care, utilizes a combination of medication management and psychotherapy to help treat various types of psychiatric illness and age-related cognitive decline, such as psychosis, social phobia, bipolar disorder, dementia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, panic disorder, mood disorder, postpartum depression, and other medical conditions resulting in psychiatric symptoms.

Dr. Serban is bilingual in English and Romanian and speaks extremely fluent Italian, French, Spanish, and German.

Medical School

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest, Romania

Neurology Residency Training

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest, Romania

Master of Philosophy (M.Ph.) - Neuroscience

NYS Institute for Basic Research, New York

Internal Medicine Residency

Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania

Neurology Residency

Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Neuroscience

NYS Institute for Basic Research, City University of New York - Graduate Center

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Electromyography - American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
Neuromuscular Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Recertification - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

Dr. Tony Issac

Board Certified Psychiatrist in New York & New Jersey (MD)

Dr. Tony Issac is the best when you need sudden supervision and care, as he is available for same day appointments during emergencies and is available for weekend appointments to ensure that you receive the care and the follow-up that you deserve.

With over nine years of experience practicing psychiatry, Dr. Issac is known for his compassionate nature and for providing discreet psychiatric evaluations and psychiatric care services to treat various psychiatric conditions that include insomnia, panic attacks, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Dr. Issac is an urgent psychiatric care expert who utilizes a combination of medication management, and psychotherapy to treat a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including insomnia, panic attacks, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He also conducts suicide assessments and acute stabilization, and he works closely with the patients and their families to help them recover and heal.

Dr. Issac also provides follow-up appointments and works with you to achieve a collaborative treatment plan.

Medical School
St. George's University: School of Medicine
Psychiatry Residency Training
Richmond University Medical Center: affiliate of Mount Sinai Health Network
Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Psychobiology
Binghamton University- State University of New York
Board Certification
American Board of Preventative Medicine - Addiction Medicine, Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry, Board Certification

Dr. Gundu Reddy

Board Certified Psychiatrist with Multiple State Licenses MBBS (MD)

Being a Board Certified Psychiatrist with more than fifteen years of experience practicing clinical psychiatry, and over ten years of experience in forensic psychiatry, Dr. Gundu Reddy commands a lot of respect among her patients.

Dr. Reddy is an expert in urgent psychiatric care and provides maximum support to those in need of emergency psychiatric supervision and medication.

Dr. Reddy has trained in medication management, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy and has a special interest in integrative psychiatry.

Dr. Reddy creates a tailor-made treatment plan for each of her patients by considering genetic, medical, hormonal, nutritional, dynamic, and environmental factors. Her warm, compassionate and warm personality has won her great popularity.

Medical School
The United Medical Dental Schools of Guys Kings and St Thomas' at King's College London
Psychiatry Residency Training
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training
NYU Psychoanalytic Institute
Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry Neurology