Psychiatry at Elliott Counseling Group
Elliott Counseling Group is looking forward to welcoming Dr. Rojas to Elliott Counseling Group starting February 12th, 2019, with early afternoon and evening availablities. Dr. Rojas will be assisting patients, with the support of Elliott Counseling Group staff, in the comfort and convenience of our Urbana office.
Introducing Dr. Alexis Rojas
Dr. Alexis Rojas is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed his residency training at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Rojas worked as a staff psychiatrist at San Diego County Central Jail where he began working full time, offering telepsychiatry within correctional settings, as well as serving the general population within the Chicagoland area. He has a passion for using his skills and interests in technology to improve and increase the access of quality mental health care. He is excited partner with Elliott Counseling Group and utilize a private practice setting in order to provide the highest quality of mental health care.
1. What is Telepsychiatry?
Telepsychiatry uses a video-based platform to connect a client with a psychiatrist in a convenient and effortless fashion. You will be working with Dr. Rojas through a state-of-the-art, HIPAA compliant video appointment system at our office to further establish trust and security.
2. "Will sessions be covered by my insurance?"
Our Billing team will work closely with you and your insurance company to help you navigate this with as little effort from you as possible. Most insurance plans have this care as an included benefit. Self-pay is also an option for those who are uninsured.
3. "Telepsychiatry... will there be a real person around?"
Yes! In order to best serve our clients, Dr. Rojas will be joined by an in-person Medical Assistant, who will assist Dr. Rojas with your care.
4. "Will this doctor provide medication management?"
If necessary, absolutely. We believe that success from psychiatry is the result of medication, with regular check-ins and ongoing discussions.
5. "Do I have to be in talk therapy at Elliott Counseling Group to see Dr. Rojas?"
To initiate services and in order to provide comprehensive, holistic mental health care, we will ask that the patients follow the directives of Dr. Rojas, which may mean ongoing psychotherapy. Clients who are in psychotherapy at Elliott Counseling Group will have priority in scheduling initial appointments.
6. "How long are the sessions?"
Your first session will be one hour. After that, medication check-ups will be roughly 20-25 minutes.
7. "How often will I need to see Dr. Rojas?"
You and Dr. Rojas will work together to determine the best approach for your medication management and care.
8. "With an online psychiatrist, where will I pick up my medications?"
Eliminating hassle is our top priority-- you can pick up your prescribed medications at your chosen pharmacy.
What to Expect Before Your Appointment
Prior to your first scheduled appointment, you will be electronically sent essential registration information, which should be read, signed, and returned back to Elliott Counseling Group beforehand.
Arriving at your first appointment, a receptionist will check you in and check to see that your completed digital paperwork has been received. The Medical Assistant will be with you soon after and will guide you back to the room, making sure you settle comfortably and easily into your session. The Medical Assistant will stay with you to provide technical assistance throughout the session, as well as any extra needed support.
The first session should last around an hour. The following appointments will last roughly from 20-25 minutes.
What to Expect After Your Appointment
During your session, you and Dr. Rojas will agree upon a course of action, which will include the topics of medication, medication management, and check-ins. The Medical Assistant will go over any last minute questions and details, as well as assist in scheduling further appointments.
When ready, you can pick up your prescription(s) at your chosen pharmacy.
You can email Staff@ecgstaff.com or call (217) 398-9066 at anytime with questions, concerns, or comments.