UNC Mental Health Specialists Open Practice in Raleigh

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the expansion of its faculty private practice, UNC Mental Health Specialists, to include a clinic at Rex Medical Plaza.

UNC Mental Health Specialists, a 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 for children, adolescents and adults, and offer the most current treatment and care available. The clinic at Rex includes a full-time psychiatrist specializing in women's reproductive mood disorders, such as PMS, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), postpartum depression, depression during pregnancy, pregnancy-related psychosis and depression following pregnancy loss.

UNC Mental Health Specialists at Rex Hospital is a "payment at the time of service" practice operating under a separate federal tax ID number from our 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 for services rendered that will include diagnosis and treatment codes, which patients can then use to file for insurance reimbursement if they so choose. Because the UNC Mental Health Specialists clinics do not accept third-party assignment, services cannot be provided to Medicare and Medicaid patients at either our Conner Drive clinic in Chapel Hill or the new Rex location. In addition, the practice does not participate in the Health Care System patient financial assistance program. Medicare and Medicaid patients will receive evaluations and treatment through Psychiatry outpatient clinics at the UNC Neurosciences Hospital.

Miriam Holmes is the administrative contact for the UNC Mental Health Specialists at Rex Hospital. She is responsible for taking all calls, informing patients about practice policies, screening referrals and scheduling. The phone number is (919) 882-0590 and her e-mail address is Miriam_Holmes@ med.unc.edu.