psych meds-help urgent

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by jcat, May 27, 2007.

  1. jcat

    jcat Staff Alumni

    i was on psych meds for the last few years through state parole. now that i am off parole i don't know of an avenue in which to find a shrink to get put back on meds. i desperately need to get back on the meds cuz i don't know how much longer i will be able to deal with me w/out meds. i haven't been taking them since december. now that i need them i don't know of a way to get them back. the last few months i've had some of the most severe mood swings, and bouts of depression that i've ad in a very long time. i'm not self medicating anymore. no crank or heroin. can i get some help trying to find a doctor here in the san francisco bay area. thats where i'm at.
     
  2. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Do you have a GP? They can reccomend someon for you to go to. I really don't know anything about the pschs in your area other than there are a lot of them. I wish you luck in the search.
     
  3. VALIS

    VALIS Well-Known Member

    well there are a bunch of clinics in san francisco (i used to live there), including one on haight and ashbury...and a bunch of others. i threw out the larkin street business card thing that had all the numbers for the clinics though, but a basic clinic will set you up with some kind of way to get your meds or at least tell you how. oh wait, here are some free to no cost clinics, that are all in SFC proper.
    they could at least explain to you how to get low or no cost medications. there is a list of many different insurance programs that you could qualify for, including cobra, medical, healthy families, etc. if i were you i'd call, say you had a psychiatric evaluation but no way to get the meds anymore. make sure they know you've already been on the medication, because they'll see that as more urgent.
    the people at these places can be quite snippy and vague but eventually you'll reach a human being who can at least give you a decent referral! good luck
    St. Anthony Free Medical Clinic 121 Golden Gate Avenue 241-8320
    Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic 558 Clayton Street (at Haight) 487-5632 (i'm guessing 414 area code?)
    Potrero Hill Health Center 1050 Wisconsin Street(at 23rd) 648-3022
    Mission Neighborhood Health Center 240 Shotwell Street (at 16th) 552-3870
    General Medical Center at SFGH 1001 Potrero Avenue Hospital Outpatient, 1st Floor 206-8492
    South of Market Health Center 551 Minna Street (between Mission and Natoma, 6th and 7th Street) 626-2951
    Chinatown Public Health Center 1490 Mason Street (at Broadway) 705-8500
    Silver Avenue Family Health Center 1525 Silver Avenue (at San Bruno) 715-0300
    San Francisco Free Clinic 4900 California Street (at 11th Avenue) 750-9894
     
  4. jcat

    jcat Staff Alumni

    thank you valis:)