Christian Psychiatric Services is committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered, high-quality care
that is available to patients from adolescence through adulthood. Through efficient use of office staff and cutting-edge medical technology, we are able to offer exceptionally accessible and personal care in a positive atmosphere.
Scheduling a New Patient Appointment
All new patients are allotted a one-hour evaluation. To help prevent this loss of time in the case of missed appointments, we require a $100.00 deposit in order to schedule and hold a new patient's appointment.
At the time of a new patient's appointment, any applicable copay or deductible amount will be deducted from this $100.00 deposit, and any remaining balance will be refunded to the patient.
If you have to cancel an appointment - it's no problem. We know that life happens. All we ask is that you notify us of any cancellation at least 24 hours the business day before your appointment. In the case that we do not receive adequate notice for cancellation, we do charge patients a $50.00 no-show fee based on the type of missed visit.
We are devoted to quality patient care and respect your time so we don't double-book - your appointment is your appointment. This means that each missed appointment is lost and wasted time that the doctor could have spent with a patient. We greatly appreciate your acceptance of and cooperation with this policy.
We accept a multitude of insurances and insurance plans. While we are a contracted provider with the following insurances, some medical policies do not include mental/behavioral health coverage and benefits. Because this is the case, we ask patients to call their insurance companies and verify their coverage prior to their appointment dates.
- Assurant Health
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Cigna Behavioral Health
- Cigna Healthcare
- Community Health Alliance
- Coventry Healthcare
- First Health
- Golden Rule Insurance Company
- Great West Health (Cigna)
- Healthscope Benefits
- JP Farley
- Magellan Health Services
- Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
- M.H. Net
- Pittman & Associates
- Principal Financial Services
- Tricare South Region
- Tricare Prime
- U.A. Local Union No. 614
- United Healthcare
- United Health Integrated Services
- United Behavioral Health
- United Food & Commercial Workers
- Value Options
- Plus other select plans
We understand that not everybody has comprehensive health insurance. While many do not have health insurance at all, many others may have insurance that simply doesn't include mental/behavioral health coverage. In any case, we accept patients on a "Self-pay" basis, where a patient pays out-of-pocket for their visit costs.
We realize that paying 100% out-of-pocket is not always an affordable or reasonable option for for many. With this in mind, Dr. Augustus offers patients discounted "Self-pay" rates based on their income and ability to pay.
All you need to do is fill out our "Fee Reduction Form" and provide current proof of income.
Please give our office a call at (901) 372-0914 and we can get this form to you.