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  • What states are you licensed in?
    I am currently licensed to practice in California and Oklahoma. If you're located in one of these states, I'm here to support you in your mental health journey!
  • What is a Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP), and what services do they provide?
    A FPMHNP is a specialized nurse practitioner with advanced training in psychiatric and mental health care. They offer a wide range of services, including psychiatric assessments, diagnosing mental health conditions, prescribing medications, and providing therapy and counseling to patients of all ages across the lifespan.
  • What conditions can Judith Armstrong, FPMHNP treat?
    Judith Armstrong, FPMHNP, is experienced in treating a wide range of mental health conditions through online sessions. Her expertise covers specialties such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), personality disorders, trauma, and PTSD. If you're facing any of these challenges, she's here to provide you with support and effective treatment options.
  • Do you offer in-person or online telemedicine appointments?
    In California, only online telemedicine appointments are available at this time. In Oklahoma, either in-person or online telemedicine appointments are available. In-person appointments are available at 1701 E. Main St., Pawhuska, OK 74056. Google Maps link available on the Contacts page.
  • How can an Online FPMHNP help me with my mental health concerns?
    An Online FPMHNP can provide convenient and accessible mental health care through virtual platforms. They offer psychiatric assessments, medication management, therapy, and counseling, making it easier for you to seek help from the comfort of your home.
  • Is virtual mental health care as effective as in-person care?
    Research has shown that virtual mental health care can be just as effective as in-person care for many individuals. It offers the convenience of accessing care from anywhere, reducing barriers like travel time and costs.
  • Is my privacy and confidentiality protected during virtual consultations?
    Absolutely, your privacy and confidentiality are top priorities. During virtual consultations, we uphold stringent security measures in line with regulations such as HIPAA and other relevant laws. These safeguards are in place to guarantee the utmost protection of your personal information and maintain the confidentiality of your discussions. Your trust and peace of mind matter greatly to us.
  • If you or someone else is in immediate danger of self-harm or harm to others in the United States, please reach out to the following resources for immediate help.
    Disclaimer: Please note that this website is intended for informational and business purposes only. It is not a substitute for acute medical or psychiatric care. If you are experiencing a medical emergency or require immediate assistance, please dial 911 or visit your nearest emergency room. Always consult a qualified healthcare professional for any medical or mental health concerns. 1. National Suicide Prevention Crisis Text Line:: Call Dial 988 Available 24/7, this helpline provides free and confidential support for individuals in crisis and those concerned about someone else. 2. Emergency Services: Dial 911 Contact your local emergency number for immediate assistance. Remember, it is essential to seek immediate help during a crisis. These resources are staffed by trained professionals who can offer immediate support and ensure safety. Do not hesitate to call or text if you or someone else is in urgent need of assistance.
  • What if I have another question or need help booking an appointment? How can I reach you?
    You can send an email to info@calmingcreekcare.com. You can call 877-841-2439 or 405-724-6289. Please leave a message for me to call you back. You can text 405-724-6289.
  • What can I expect during my first appointment with an Online FPMHNP?
    During your first appointment, the Online FPMHNP will conduct a thorough psychiatric assessment, discuss your mental health concerns, and work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.
  • How do I schedule an appointment with Judith Armstrong FPMHNP?
    Scheduling an appointment with Judith Armstrong FPMHNP is a breeze! You'll spot the "Book An Appointment" buttons right at the top of the website and on various other pages. Please select the button that corresponds with the state you live in, and in Oklahoma, with the insurance you have. Also, you can always call 877-841-2439 or 405-724-6289 to schedule an appointment. Let's connect and work towards your well-being together!
  • How does medication management work with an Online FPMHNP?
    Through virtual consultations, an Online FPMHNP can assess your Mental Health Medication Management, Personalized Mental Health Care, Integrative Treatment Approach, and prescribe appropriate medications, monitor their effectiveness, and make adjustments as required, ensuring safe and effective management of your mental health condition.
  • How long will the sessions last?
    Session length can be variable, according to your individual needs. By default, an Initial session is set for 60 minutes, and follow-up sessions are set for 30 minutes. If we find we need longer or shorter visits, that can be adjusted. The overall goal is to review your needs and discuss them individually, coming up with a plan to address each one.
  • How often will we meet?
    We will meet most often monthly when starting new medications. Many of the medications take 2-4 weeks to start working and can take 1-2 months to reach their full potential. Once your medication and treatment plans are stable, we can go out further, like 3-6 months apart. If you are in crisis or feeling unstable, we can meet as often as necessary, even weekly. Collaboratively, we will determine how often we should meet to best address your mental health care needs.
  • How long will it take to get my prescriptions?
    Your prescriptions will most often be sent to your chosen pharmacy during or immediately after your session. You can have them sent to any pharmacy you choose. There are also some mail-order pharmacies available if you prefer to have your prescriptions mailed to you.
  • What insurances do you accept?
    In California: We accept a wide range of insurances, including but not limited to: All Savers, Anthem, AvMed, Bind, Blue Cross, Cigna, Evernorth, Golden Rule, Magellan, Optum, OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions, Oscar, Oxford, United Health/Optum, United Medical Resources, UnitedHealthcare Life Insurance, UnitedHealthcare Shared Services, and UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. If you have a different insurance not listed here, feel free to reach out – we're here to assist you in any way we can! In Oklahoma, in-network for Aetna, Cigna, HealthChoice Oklahoma, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Medicare, and Medicaid. Will be in-network with many Medicare/ Medicaid plans including Oscar Health, United Healthcare/Optum, Humana, Aetna Better Health, Oklahoma Complete Health, Carelon, Tricare and Oxford very soon. These will be posted as soon as they are available. We will also accept cash pay.
  • Are virtual mental health services covered by insurance?
    Many insurance plans cover virtual mental health services similar to in-person care. It's essential to check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage details.
  • What if I don’t have insurance?
    You can pay out of pocket if you choose. I have a set fee that is listed on my scheduling site that shows the cash pay fee for services. We can discuss this during your initial assessment so you know what to expect.
  • What if my insurance company won’t allow my pharmacy to fill my medication?
    Some insurance companies will require prior authorization (PA) depending on what medications they prefer. If you are notified of this by your pharmacy or insurance company, please send me an email at info@calmingcreekcare.com and I will work on this for you. Sometimes, due to insurance requirements, we may need to alter your medication plan.
 "Treatment isn't just about relief; it's a gateway to   empowerment, resilience, and reclaiming the life you deserve." - Judith Armstrong. 
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