Hello all. I am a worker's compensation patient who recently moved to the DFW area from out of state. I have a psych allowance on my claim, and a psychiatrist back in my home state who has been doing phone sessions for me since my move, but it would be better in the long run if I find a local psychiatrist to switch to. I am not having any luck finding a psych office around here that even takes worker's compensation. Most of the people who answer the phone at these offices don't even seem to know what worker's compensation is! Really, I wish I was joking - one woman answered "Excuse me?" when I asked, like I had proposed some sort of suggestive tête-à-tête between she and I. I've stopped asking about the "out-of-state" bit up front because that just seems to confuse the situation even further.
Does anyone have any recommendations of a psychiatrist's office that they know takes Texas worker's compensation? It would be much easier for me to ask an office who already has knowledge of such a thing's existence if they would branch out to another state.
Oh, and yes, I've tried the list my home state gave me for already approved clinicians. It was grossly out of date and no help at all.