Remote-Video and Office-Based Psychiatric and Mental Healthcare 

Ryan Rifkin, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

138 West 25th Street, 11th Floor

New York, NY, 10001

ABOUT

Ryan Rifkin, PMHNP-BC

Who is Ryan Rifkin? What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

Ryan Rifkin is a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) who is board certified (BC) to provide psychiatric and mental health services across the lifespan. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses with experience and training allowing them to make clinical diagnoses, interpret lab results and findings, prescribe medication and provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. Psychiatric services refers to his expertise in medication management and evaluation services. Ryan studied at Tufts University to receive bachelor's degrees in public health and sociology. During this time, Ryan conducted research focusing on immigration, gender and sexuality related issues in health outcomes. After working in a research capacity and in community health, Ryan Rifkin studied at Columbia University to receive his bachelor's degree in nursing and became experienced as a nurse in the emergency, cardiac ICU and psychiatry service lines as well as community health settings.

Ryan Rifkin additionally received his master's degree at Columbia University to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. As a nurse practitioner, Ryan is experienced supporting clients in a range of settings including those treating children and families, treating individuals with substance use concerns and improving mood, anxiety, attentional difficulties and other disorders in those of all ages. As a nurse practitioner with his MAT waiver, he is able to prescribe indicated medication therapy for individuals struggling with opiate and other addictions. Ryan has also lived in Europe and is proficient in Spanish.

 

Three steps to schedule

We will follow up within one business day to confirm your appointment time, enroll you in our messaging app, send you our practice consent and create your chart 

Send us a message on our messaging app with your online forms completed and we are set to go!

SERVICES

 
 

What are your fees for services? Do you submit for insurance?


NP Psychiatry is not in-network at their practice location with any insurance at this time, though we offer competitive rates and work with clients to explore financial options. We do submit for out of network benefits and can assist to ensure the appropriate reimbursement for you. 15 minute pre-scheduling meet-and-greet: No cost to you

Initial evaluation: $350

Follow-up medication visit for under 30 minutes: $200

Psychotherapy appointments with or without medication management for over 30 minutes: $250

Fee for credit and debit card payments: 3.5%




Do you prescribe medication?


Yes, psychiatric nurse practitioners are licensed to prescribe medication. Ryan Rifkin has additional certification to prescribe buprenorphine/Suboxone®.




What should I do to prepare for our first session?


Please contact us on the form below to find a time to get to know each other a bit over approximately 10 minutes on the phone and find some times that might work to schedule. After this phone conversation, we will enroll you in our communication "texting" app via Spruce, provide you with our consent documents electronically and let you know some information that may be required to schedule your appointment including your ID and payment information. Come enjoy an espresso in our waiting room for a few minutes before your appointment. Please bring any past records or labwork you think may be helpful or were requested over the phone.




What is your approach to privacy?


We take privacy very seriously, as trust is crucial for maintaining a therapeutic relationship. As examples of such, we use only HIPAA compliant software for patient communication and require all communication regarding medical or mental health needs to be through such. We do not include "mental health" or "psychiatry" in billing on your credit card statement to support your privacy. We do not confirm whether an individual is or is not in our care without explicit permission in order to do so. For individuals seeking services without anyone else being made aware, we recommend individuals pay privately for services as insurance companies often require clinical information for treatment. For children, we require explicit permission from parents/guardians in order to provide care. Teennagers who are able to express their own desires regarding privacy in their treatment can limit some information disclosed to the parents, which is crucial for fostering a relationship of trust with our staff. We will work to ensure good communication within a given family on all mental health needs, as this is often a goal of treatment. Please note, however, that if a minor is at a severe risk of suicide, parents/guardians must be notified. If anyone is at a severe risk of homicide this information must be shared in the legal and ethical obligation for safety.




When is your soonest appointment for a new patient intake?


Although the "soonest" appointment is fleeting, as of February 2020 most new patients are able to be scheduled in approximately two weeks. For existing patients, same day appointments are often available dependent on urgency.




Where do I find the consent forms to complete before our first appointment?


Onboarding consent forms to be completed before your first appointment: please click here If requested, please click here to complete our controlled medication agreement. Telepsychiatry informed consent forms can be found by clicking here





FAQs

 

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Note for Contact

Note: Our only secure mode of contact for private, personal, health, and identity information is through Spruce. Please create an account through the link sent to your phone or email for questions regarding your medical care and billing. For non-personal questions, click here to contact us on the above green contact form or click here to send us an email

138 West 25th Street, 11th Floor

New York, NY, 10001

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