What is a Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse practitioners (NPs) provide high-quality primary, acute and specialty health care services across the lifespan and in diverse settings, including patients’ homes, community-based clinics, schools, colleges, prisons, hospitals and long-term care facilities. All NPs have advanced clinical training and competency to provide health care beyond their initial registered nurse preparation. NPs have graduate education, with master’s or doctoral degrees, and they bring a unique perspective to health services in that they emphasize both care and cure. NPs diagnose, treat and manage acute and chronic illness. For more information, see https://www.aanp.org/advocacy/advocacy-resource/position-statements/quality-of-nurse-practitioner-practice
I have a disability. Is the office accessible?
Yes, while the office is on the 2nd floor, there is an elevator. The office itself is accessible.
Can I bring a family member or friend to my appointment with the nurse practitioner?
You are welcome to bring a friend or family member to your appointment. They are welcome to sit in our comfortable waiting room while you meet with your provider, or they may join you for part or all of your appointment if you wish them to do so.
I'm feeling very nervous about my first visit. Do you have any tips?
Many people feel nervous when meeting a new provider for the first time. Your nurse practitioner or therapist will help to guide you through the visit. If you are feeling nervous or afraid you won't know what to say at your first visit, it may be helpful for you to write down a brief list of what you have been experiencing or any questions you may have to bring with you.
Is parking available?
There is a large parking lot available. Parking is free of charge.
I'm interested in telepsychiatry (web conferencing appointments). Is that an option for me?
Should I bring anything to my first appointment with the nurse practitioner?
Please see our Forms page for forms to complete and bring to your first visit. If you do not wish or are not able to complete these ahead of time, please arrive early enough to complete these in the office before your appointment time. You may also wish to bring a list of medications you currently take (or bring the bottles), a list of any mental health medications you have tried in the past, and/or a list of questions you want to ask your nurse practitioner.