FAQ | Paul R. Fox, M.D.

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What is FAQ?

FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions. On this page I attempt to answer the questions that I think you might have.

What are my office hours?

My office hours are basically from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. I do not have night hours, nor do I have weekend hours.

What insurance do I take?

The insurance companies that I have contracts with are:
Aetna
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
College Health
Health Net
Magellan Healthcare
MHN
Oxford
Pacific Care
UBH and
United Behavioral

I also take other insurances that have links to the above companies.

Where is the office and where do I park?

The office is 2 1/3 blocks south of Santa Monica Blvd. on Sawtelle which is two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway. It is located on the west side of the street between Nebraska on the north and Missouri on the south. Metered parking is available on Sawtelle Blvd. Bring quarters. Free parking is available on surrounding streets. But take note: Thursday and Friday mornings from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. is street cleaning and it is often necessary to park 2 blocks away or more because one side of the street is not available. If you can not find street parking there is a paid parking lot inside the office building at the corner of Sawtelle and Missouri with entrance on Missouri. You can see a map of the office on the Map page and a picture of the office on the picture page.

What do I do when I get there?

All the offices in the building are on the second floor. There is an elevator just to the left of the stairs and stairs to the second floor. Though my office is in suite 7, patients should go to waiting room B not directly to suite 7. If it is your first appointment we will spend a few minutes gathering registration data at the start of the appointment. You need not fill out any papers in the waiting room. Even better, please go to the forms page now and fill out the information on the form and submit it to me and all the information will be in your records when you arrive. That will allow us to spend all the time on the evaluation instead of filling in forms.

How much do I have to pay?

Most patient's have insurance. If you have insurance then your payment generally is the amount of on your insurance card next to Office. Sometimes there is a different amount for specialists and if so as a psychiatrist I am a specialist and that amount would be the amount. This copay is the amount regardless of the type of session. That is it is the same for the initial evaluation, for a therapy session or for a short medication session. Well, that is true unless - unless two situations. If your copay is not a set amount but a percentage then the copay depends on the approved amount set by your insurance and then the payment does differ for different kinds of sessions. Also at the beginning of the payment year if you have a deductible then the entire amount approved by your insurance is due until the deductible is paid.

If you do not have insurance I will discuss the charges with you.

What kind of payments do I accept?

As Yogi Berra says in the insurance ad, "And they give you cash which is just as good as money." I accept checks, cash and credit cards and you can also make payments directly from this website using PayPal and or credit cards. Press the Payment tab on the header.