Common Questions

What can a Psychiatric NP do for me? 
A Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental illness and psychological problems.  A Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner has completed a Masters Degree in Nursing, has completed supervised clinical hours, and has achieved certification by passing a national examination.

In addition to providing standard psychiatric care, Indy Behavioral Health is most passionate about finding the root cause of their patient’s symptoms. Symptoms may often be reduced or alleviated by addressing nutrient deficiencies or environmental factors that may be contributing to the distress a patient may be experiencing.

What will happen during my first appointment? 
The first appointment is one hour in length.  During this time, we strive to learn more about you and your reasons for seeking treatment.  We will also discuss your healthcare goals and how we may best work together to achieve those goals.

Will my treatment be kept confidential? 
We will not reveal any information regarding what happens within the work that we do together unless you have signed the Authorization to Disclose Information form.  In the instance that you are in danger of harming yourself or another, then we are obligated by law to notify the authorities of this.

Insurance and Billing
For a complete list of accepted insurance providers, please review our insurance page. We also offer “cash pay” as an option. All onsite payments must be in the form of credit, debit, HSA and FSA. No cash or checks accepted.

What if I have an emergency or an urgent situation arise? 
If you find yourself in the midst of an emergency, please immediately call 911.  If you have an urgent situation, call our office or request an appointment, and we will see you as soon as we can.

What if I need to reschedule or can not make my appointment?
Please provide at least 24 hours notice for appointment cancellations. A fee of $150 will be applied to missed appointments, and may be applied to appointments rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, at the practitioner’s discretion. Please call our office at 317.978.0257 to cancel or reschedule your appointment.