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Located in Bakersfield, CA
About Psychiatric Wellness Center
Mental illness affects thousands of people, impacting their physical well-being and disrupting their lives. Psychiatric Wellness Center is a psychiatric practice serving patients who struggle with mental disorders in Bakersfield, California. This facility offers a wide range of services, including:
- Psychiatric Evaluations
- Medication Management
- Addiction Treatment
- TMS Therapy
Our mission is to provide an exceptional level of care and to treat all patients with the highest regard and respect.
Both of our offices are now open to the public Mon-Fri 8:30 to 5:30.
Our providers remain doing mostly Telepsych (HIPAA compliant video appointments) but patients that don’t have that option are encouraged to come to our office to take advantage of the technology. Our providers will also be seeing patients that feel more comfortable meeting their doctor/therapist face to face, in our offices. Injections will continue to be done in-office. Along with Medication Management and Therapy, we are also offering TMS Therapy and Psychological Testing again.
We want to assure you that the health, safety, and well-being of our patients and employees are of the utmost importance to us. To that end, we are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) direction and will continue to monitor the situation closely. We have masks available and temperature screening at the door. The lobby has been rearranged to make distancing possible and our staff are also taking all necessary precautions.
This is a courtesy notice to any of our current and inquiring patients, we regret to inform you that beginning December 28, 2020 we will no longer be able to treat those with Kern Family Health Care insurance. Please contact your insurance company at 661-664-5000 to assist you in finding a new psychiatric provider.
Office Hours – Temporary Changes
8329 Brimhall Rd. Building 800, Suite 804 Bakersfield, CA 93312
(Office and by Phone)
6313 Schirra Ct. Suite 1 Bakersfield, CA 93313
(Office and by Phone) Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
Although some aspects of addiction are physical, much of the problem is psychological. The experts at Psychiatric Wellness Center can help patients with addiction in Bakersfield, California, to understand their illness and work through it together. To make an appointment for addiction treatment, patients should call the office at Psychiatric Wellness Center today.
Anxiety disorders are pervasive conditions that make it difficult for patients to focus on important tasks or even enjoy their lives. The professionals at Psychiatric Wellness Center are experienced in diagnosing and treating anxiety. Patients in Bakersfield, California, who think they may be suffering from anxiety should contact the office to make an appointment.
Bipolar disorder causes patients to experience cyclical episodes of depression and mania. This disorder can disrupt the patient’s life considerably. Psychiatric Wellness Center offers diagnosis and treatment to patients with bipolar disorder in Bakersfield, California, and the surrounding area. Patients with the symptoms of this condition can make an appointment with an experienced physician by contacting Psychiatric Wellness Center.
Depression is a serious disorder that can affect a patient’s life for many years if left untreated. At Psychiatric Wellness Center, patients have access to diagnosis and effective treatment options from experienced psychiatrists. Patients in Bakersfield, California, can make an appointment for depression treatment by contacting Psychiatric Wellness Center.
Medication Management & Psychopharmacology
Patients with mental illnesses and disorders often need medication. However, medication can cause unwanted side effects if used at improper dosages or in bad combinations. The experienced physicians at Psychiatric Wellness Center offer medication management and psychopharmacology services to patients throughout Bakersfield, California. To make an appointment, patients should call the office today.
Effective treatment for mental illness starts with accurate psychological testing. If your child is experiencing symptoms that interfere with daily life and activities, visit Psychiatric Wellness Center in Bakersfield, California. The team of skilled and supportive psychiatrists can provide an accurate diagnosis so your child can get the care and attention they need to succeed in life and stay healthy. To schedule a consultation for your child, call the office today or book an appointment online.
Psychotherapy and Counseling
Psychotherapy and counseling are effective therapeutic options for patients with a variety of problems, from bipolar disorder to depression. The experienced physicians at Psychiatric Wellness Center offer psychotherapy and counseling to patients in Bakersfield, California. Patients can make an appointment for this service by calling the office today.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a serious condition that occurs after a trauma, such as a car accident. The experienced physicians at Psychiatric Wellness Center offer diagnosis and treatment to patients with the symptoms of PTSD in Bakersfield, California. Patients who think they may be suffering from PTSD should call the office to schedule an appointment.
Schizophrenia is a long-term illness that will continue to impact an individual’s perceptions, emotions, and behavior throughout their life. The experienced physicians at Psychiatric Wellness Center offer accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment for patients with this complicated mental illness. Patients in Bakersfield, California, can make an appointment by contacting Psychiatric Wellness Center.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
No two people experience major depressive disorder in the same way. Oftentimes, treatments that work for one person won’t work for another. The team at Psychiatric Wellness Center in Bakersfield, California, offer a variety of treatment options that include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). TMS is an evidence-based, noninvasive, drug-free treatment for depression. Call or schedule a consultation online today to find out if TMS can help with your depression.
View the Kern High School District’s list of help during COVID-19 for those seeking Helpful tips relating to Mental Health, Food, Household, and Essentials.
If you are struggling, here are some things you can do to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty:
Separate what is in your control from what is not.
There are things you can do, and it’s helpful to focus on those. Wash your hands. Remind others to wash theirs. Take your vitamins. Limit your consumption of news (Do you really need to know what is happening on a cruise ship you aren’t on?).
Do what helps you feel a sense of safety.
This will be different for everyone, and it’s important not to compare yourself to others. It’s ok if you’ve decided that what makes you feel safe is to limit attendance of large social events, but it’s important to self-reflect whether you are making the decision to isolate yourself due to legitimate health concerns or due to feelings of anxiety or depression. Focus on the facts that are present in your area of residence.
Get outside in nature--even if you are avoiding crowds.
Exercise, fresh air, and sunlight (vitamin D) are essential for both your physical and mental health.
Challenge yourself to stay in the present.
Perhaps your worry is compounding. Engaging in mindfulness activities is one way to help stay grounded when things feel beyond your control. Notice the sights, sounds, tastes and other sensory experiences in your immediate moment and name them. When you find yourself worrying about something that hasn’t happened yet, gently bring yourself back to the present moment.
Stay connected and reach out if you need more support.
Talk to trusted friends about what you are feeling. If you are feeling particularly anxious or if you are struggling with your mental health, it’s ok to reach out to a mental health professional for support. You don’t have to be alone with your worry and it can be comforting to share what you are experiencing with those trained to help.
Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Right now, many of us are worried about COVID-19 or Coronavirus. We may feel helpless about what will happen or what we can do. When things feel uncertain or when we don’t generally feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed.
Stress can be a normal reaction, but sometimes it can also take a toll on our mental health. We don’t always know it’s happening. You might feel more on edge than usual, angry, helpless or sad. You might notice that you are more frustrated with others or want to completely avoid any reminders of what is happening. For those of us who already struggle with our mental wellness, we might feel more depressed or less motivated to carry out our daily activities.
It’s important to note that we are not helpless in light of current news events. We can always choose our response.
We are in this together, and help is always available. If you’re feeling alone and struggling, you can also reach out to The Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.
All Information sourced via the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
TMS is an evidence-based, noninvasive, drug-free treatment for depression. The team at Psychiatric Wellness Center offers a variety of treatment options that include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
No two people experience major depressive disorder in the same way. Oftentimes, treatments that work for one person won’t work for another.
At Psychiatric Wellness Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. At Psychiatric Wellness Center we are currently accepting Medicare insurances and private insurances or self-pay. Please contact one of our offices if you do not see your insurance provider listed. *Service coverage varies by insurance plan.
- Adventist Health
- Aetna PPO
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
- Anthem Blue Cross PPO
- Beacon Health Strategies
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
- Blue Cross of California
- Blue Shield MHSA
- Blue Shield of California PPO
- Blue Shield Senior Plus Plan
- BlueCross SISC
- GEHA PPO
- GEMCare Health Plan
- Great West Health Care
- Health Edge
- HealthNet PPO
- Kaiser Permanente PPO
- Kern Legacy
- Kern Regional Center
- Optum Health
- Pacific Care
- Pinnacle Claims Management
- United Behavioral Health
- United Healthcare
- Value Options
- Value Options Chevron
- Western Growers
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