Psychiatric Consultation

FasPsych contracts with multiple facilities to provide on-call consultations. We offer both telephonic and video consults and will work with your organization to develop coverage to meet your specific needs. Psychiatrists and Psychiatric APRNs (where applicable) are available to provide the following:

Phone Consult – Attending physician and psychiatrist telephonically discuss the patient's presenting symptoms and possible treatment options. A summary of the consultation will be provided in writing to the requesting physician within 15 minutes of consult completion.

Patient Consult – If the requesting physician determines the patient warrants a face to face assessment with the consulting psychiatrist, there are 2 options available:
  1. Routine Telepsychiatry Consults – Attending physician requests a video consultation between the psychiatrist and a patient requiring further evaluation. Consults are provided within 24 hours of the request and typically involve patients who have been admitted to the hospital. A written evaluation will be provided to the requesting physician within 120 minutes of consult completion; or
  2. Emergent Telepsychiatry Consults – Attending physician requests a video consultation between the psychiatrist and a patient requiring further evaluation. Consults are provided within 3 hours of the request and typically involve patients who present in the Emergency Room. The psychiatrist's findings and recommendations will be conveyed in writing to the requesting physician within 30 minutes of consult completion.
FasPsych is responsible for recruitment and training, maintaining 24/7 coverage, providing professional liability coverage, acquiring and maintaining interactive televideo communication equipment/software used on FasPsych premises and offsite by the psychiatrist, and providing the necessary documentation needed for consulting psychiatrist/psychiatric APRN to be credentialed with facility and payers.