Diagnosis | Prescriptions | Medication Management

We can help you feel and live better

We can help you feel and live better

Online psychiatric services in Oregon & Washington. Get the support you need to take control of your mental health.

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Covered By Insurance.

We accept insurances from the companies shown above. You can also contact us to learn more.

Telehealth Sessions.

All services are conducted online, from the comfort of your home.

Flexible Appointments.

Appointments available from 8am-6pm.

Is mental health care leaving you frustrated?

You need someone who will listen, help you make sense of conflicting information, and provide an effective treatment plan.

Our commitment to your well-being includes: getting the right diagnosis, providing prescriptions to treat your condition, and offering the knowledge you need to regain control of your life.

We simplify the process so you can get the help you need.

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Are you struggling with

Are you struggling with

We are committed to supporting you on your path to improved mental health.

Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment in Oregon & Washington

Online Psychiatric Services

At BBH Psychiatric Services, we can diagnose psychiatric disorders, prescribe medications to help you manage your mental health, and develop a care plan that works specifically for you. Start feeling more confident in your path to better mental health.

About Us

Why BBH Psychiatric Services?

We help you get the mental health support you need.

Caring for your mental health can be overwhelming and confusing. At BBH, we’re here to help you remove the obstacles that are preventing you from getting the diagnosis, prescriptions, and care management options you need.

Our goal is to empower you with clear explanations and treatment plans so you can focus your energy on your well-being without added stress.

Start feeling and living better.

John Benson

John Benson Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner | Oregon and Washington

John Benson

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Owner & Founder, PMHNP-BC

Expertise

Psychiatric medicine is our passion, and we spend much of our free time studying to stay up-to-date on current approaches. We’re dedicated to using the most effective methods available to help you.

Honesty

You have the right to feel comfortable and informed when it comes to your mental health care. At BBH, we keep things straightforward, so you can confidently make decisions about your well-being.

Integrity

Your well-being is our top priority. We always strive to promote your health in an ethically responsible way – even if it means you choose to work with someone else.

Our Approach

How Our Services Work

Diagnose

Psychiatric Evaluation

Our 50-minute initial session is dedicated to understanding your medical history, symptoms, and the course of your condition. We take the time to understand your goals and will determine if psychiatric medication could be beneficial for you.

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Prescribe

Treatment Planning

We will develop a mental health treatment plan for you which may include medication or referral to another professional such as a talk therapist. If medication is prescribed you will be educated about benefits and risks, as well as given a timeline for symptom improvement and length of treatment.

Manage

Ongoing Support

We provide ongoing support to make sure the treatment plan is working and that you are making progress toward a happier, healthier life. Recommended follow-up frequency varies based on the severity of symptoms, but many clients check in only every few months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We are in-network with the following plans: PacificSource, PacificSource OHP/Medicaid of Marion County Oregon, Moda, Providence, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HMA, ComPsych, Aetna, First Choice, Cigna, and Samaritan.

We do not offer appointments exclusively for psychotherapy but do incorporate elements of common psychotherapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing into our practice. If you utilize insurance, you may see this reflected as a therapy billing code on your appointment explanation of benefits. We do not intend to fully supplant the services of a dedicated psychotherapist.

We provide mental health care for patients 13-65 years old, or 8+ with referral from a known colleague.

Conditions we treat:

  • “Dual-Diagnosis” (co-occurring Substance Use Disorder/Mental Health Disorder)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Spectrum
  • Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Trauma-Related Disorders
  • Schizophrenia/Psychosis
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Insomnia/Sleep Disorders
  • And many more

No. Autism is better diagnosed via a testing psychologist. If you are seeking an autism evaluation, we recommend searching for “psychological testing and evaluation” on PsychologyToday.com.

Insurance payment structures vary by plan. We accept most major insurance plans and make every effort to minimize out-of-pocket costs to clients.

The private pay fee schedule is as follows:

  • Initial evaluation (60 min): $400
  • Follow-up visits (20-30 min): $250
  • Cancellations (with less than 24 hours notice): considered no-show, $200 fee
  • Cancellations (with more than 24 hours notice): no fee
  • No shows: $200 fee
  • QbCheck ADHD testing: $75 (if not covered by insurance)

Get a pen and paper ready, then call the number listed for member services on the back of your insurance card (some plans have a dedicated mental health line as well.) Ask the following questions:

  • “Is John Benson, of Benson Behavioral Health, considered an in-network provider?”
  • If needed, our office addresses can be found at the bottom of this page (use the Salem OR address.)
  • If we are not in-network, be sure to ask about out-of-network benefits as they often reimburse a large portion of your private-pay fees.
  • “What is the co-payment amount or co-insurance percentage for outpatient mental health visits?”
  • Co-payment fees are the same each session.
  • Co-Insurance-based plans are more complex. They generally feature an annual deductible: an amount of healthcare cost you are required to meet before insurance provides any coverage. After that, insurance will ask you to pay only a percentage of the session cost.
  • Lastly, be sure to ask: “Are there any limits on the number of covered mental health visits per year?”

Yes. However, please note that we do require the signed consent of a parent or guardian and a standing release from the client to speak to the parent or guardian in the event of an emergency.

Have more questions?

How To Get Started

Request Online

Click below to request an evaluation online. You will be prompted to complete an intake form. We will then be in touch to schedule an evaluation.

Contact Us

IMPORTANT: If this is an emergency, do not submit a message via this form. Call 911, go to your nearest emergency department or click here to see other crisis supports.

BBH Psychiatric Services

The support and guidance you need to feel better

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