UNC Mental Health Specialists now open

Department of Psychiatry Opens Community-Based Private Practice

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that the UNC Mental Health Specialists, which is the department’s private practice, is now open. The practice is located at 110 Conner Drive, Suite 4, across the road from the Dillard’s side of University Mall. The practice phone number is 929-7449.

This community-based private practice enables the department to provide high-quality care by a group of faculty members who are considered specialists in specific areas of mental health. These specialists cover a broad range of psychiatric problems, and offer the most current treatment and care available.

This is a "payment at the time of service" practice, operating under a separate federal tax ID number from other P&A clinics. Patients are expected to pay in-full at the time of each visit. No third-party payer is accepted, although patients will receive a statement of services that will include diagnosis and treatment codes, which patients can then use to file for insurance reimbursement if they so choose. Because the private clinic does not accept third-party assignment, it cannot provide care to Medicare and Medicaid patients at this location. In addition, the practice does not participate in the Health Care System patient financial assistance program.

Shirley Morter has been appointed Administrative Director for the private practice. She is responsible for taking all calls, informing patients about practice policies, screening referrals and scheduling. Shirley’s e-mail address is Shirley_Morter@med.unc.edu.

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