Bariatric Surgery Psychiatric Evaluations

Bariatric surgery is an effective way to better manage your body weight when diet and exercise alone are ineffective. But it is also a major life change. While you and your doctor have determined that bariatric surgery is the right choice for your health, it is typically required that you first complete a Pre-Bariatric Psychiatric Evaluation to make sure youre ready for bariatric surgery.

Skycloud Mental Health is telepsychiatry practice licensed in Oregon, Washington, and Minnesota, that can provide you with a thorough and honest psychological evaluation to help you get approved for bariatric surgery. Get started today by contacting Skycloud Mental Health at 503-694-3381, or through our online form.

Why Are Bariatric Surgery Psychological Evaluations Necessary?

Bariatric surgery can be life changing in many positive ways. But it is also surgery, and one that is also by definition life-changing” in that it requires many lifestyle changes in order to commit to it successfully. During your psychological evaluation, we look at:

  • Current Mental Health – Bariatric surgery is not mental health care. Those that are struggling with mental health issues may also find it more difficult to recover from and adapt to life with gastric bypass. Resilient mental health is considered an important part of making sure that you are ready for the procedure.

  • Expectations – You and your doctor have determined that bariatric surgery will be beneficial for your physical health and wellness. But it is also important that patients have realistic expectations. We make sure that you understand what life is like during and after weight loss, and whether you have a strong understanding of what social changes may occur as well. 

  • Past and Present Weight Loss Tactics – Any surgery, including bariatric surgery, should only be considered when non-surgical interventions have failed. We make sure that you have truly tried other options and that it’s clear that this is the choice that will best help you. 

There are specific guidelines that we have for evaluation. We are honest in our assessments, because we also want to make sure that youre ready so that youre able to appreciate the benefits of the road ahead. 

Why Choose Skycloud Mental Health for Your Bariatric Psychiatric Evaluation?

Skycloud Mental Health is a team of psychiatric nurse practitioners (PMHNP). We want to understand you better in order to make sure youre making the best decisions for your long term happiness.

We are also a telepsychiatry practice. We know that there are issues that can stand in the way of visiting an office. Because were a telepsychiatry practice that is licensed to cover the entirety of the states of Washington, Oregon, and Minnesota, you can be located anywhere and receive your evaluation in a private place that is comfortable to you – your home, a parked car, at work. That way, you feel safe to discuss these topics in private, in a location that you feel safe to share.

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    Phone 503-694-3381

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    Contact Skycloud for a Bariatric Surgery Psychiatric Assessment

    If you and your doctor have decided that gastric bypass, or any other bariatric surgery is right for you, and you are in need of a psychiatric assessment, contact Skycloud Mental Health today. We are available at convenient hours to complete your assessment and provide you with any documentation or support you need. 503-694-3381 

    Get Started

    Do you prefer to register online or by phone?

    The following questions will match you with the provider best suited to your needs. Are you the patient?

    The potential patient, or their parent/guardian, must fill out this form. Identification will be requested during the process. If they are not available, please direct the potential patient to this page at a later time. Health care providers can find referral information here.

    We are taking patients ages 13-17 with certain specified insurance panels in OR and WA, and patients 16-17 with a referral in UT. “You” in the following slides refers to the potential patient.

    Are you seeking psychotherapy, medication management, or another evaluation type?

    Our psychotherapy caseload is full. Click here to learn more about psychiatric evaluations, which can help you determine a treatment plan. Call us at 503-694-3391 or email admin@skycloudhealth.com with any questions.

    Our psychotherapy caseload is full. Click here to learn more about psychiatric evaluations, which can help you determine a treatment plan. Call us at 503-694-3391 or email admin@skycloudhealth.com with any questions.

    Limitations of Skycloud:

    • – We do not offer emotional support animal letters.
    • – We do not offer evaluations for disability or legal reasons.
    • – We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.
    • – We do not provide work or academic accommodations. We can provide a diagnosis letter in the context of ongoing psychiatric care.
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    Have you attempted suicide in the past?

    When was your most recent suicide attempt?

    Unfortunately we do not have clinicians who are able to treat you via telehealth at this time. Please contact clinic at (503) 694-3381 with questions and check our list of resources.

    Have you ever been hospitalized in a psychiatric unit or stayed in a residential mental health facility?

    When was your most recent hospitalization or stay in a residential mental health facility?

    Where do you reside?

    We are only offering services in Oregon, Washington, Utah, Arizona, and Minnesota at this time.

    Are you currently prescribed a stimulant (e.g. Adderall, Ritalin) or benzodiazepine (e.g. Ativan, Xanax) and seeking to continue it?

    Are you currently prescribed a stimulant (e.g. Adderall, Ritalin) or benzodiazepine (e.g. Ativan, Xanax) and seeking to continue it?

    Are you currently prescribed a stimulant (e.g. Adderall, Ritalin) or benzodiazepine (e.g. Ativan, Xanax) and seeking to continue it?

    Are you currently prescribed a stimulant (e.g. Adderall, Ritalin) or benzodiazepine (e.g. Ativan, Xanax) and seeking to continue it?

    We prescribe controlled substance medications (i.e. stimulants, benzodiazepines) only to patients in OR and WA with a required minimum once yearly in-office visit in Clackamas, OR when clinically appropriate (please view our stimulant policy). It may be helpful to note that in our practice, we rarely use benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin). Contact admin@skycloudhealth.com with questions.

    In-office visits are required once a year in Springfield, OR or Clackamas, OR for patients who are prescribed controlled substances. Click “Okay” to continue.

    We prescribe controlled substance medications (i.e. stimulants, benzodiazepines) only to patients in OR and WA with a required minimum once yearly in-office visit in Clackamas, OR when clinically appropriate (please view our stimulant policy). It may be helpful to note that in our practice, we rarely use benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin). Contact admin@skycloudhealth.com with questions.

    In-office visits are required once a year in Springfield, OR or Clackamas, OR for patients who are prescribed controlled substances. Click “Okay” to continue.

     

     

    We do not prescribe stimulant, benzodiazepines, Suboxone, or other controlled substances in Minnesota. If you would still like to schedule, click Okay. To see other Resources, click “Resources.”

    We do not prescribe stimulant, benzodiazepines, Suboxone, or other controlled substances in Utah. If you would still like to schedule, click Okay. To see other Resources, click “Resources.”

    Which insurance plan do you have?

    Which insurance plan do you have?

    Which insurance plan do you have?

    Which insurance plan do you have?

    Which insurance plan do you have?

    Which insurance plan do you have?

    If your insurance was not listed, we may not be in your network. Please email billing@skycloudhealth.com to verify.

    If your insurance was not listed, we may not be in your network. Please email billing@skycloudhealth.com to verify.

    How old are you?

    We do not have providers serving people under 18 at this time who accept your insurance. Email us for temporary self-pay options while our pediatric providers are in the credentialing process. Here is a list of resources.

    Due to federal laws that prevent us from seeing patients who are qualified for Medicare as self-pay patients without opting out of Medicare, we are unable to see patients who are over 65 at this time. Here is a list of resources.

    How old are you?

    Currently, our providers who accept your insurance take patients ages 18+ or 16-17 with a referral. Providers in our practice who do not accept your insurance accept self-pay patients and are in the credentialing process with your insurance panel. Contact admin@skycloudhealth.com if you have a referral or would like to self-pay temporarily.

    Due to federal laws that prevent us from seeing patients who are qualified for Medicare as self-pay patients without opting out of Medicare, we are unable to see patients who are over 65 at this time. Here is a list of resources.

    How old are you?

    We do not have providers serving people under the age of 13 at this time. Here is a list of resources.

    Due to federal laws that prevent us from seeing patients who are qualified for Medicare as self-pay patients without opting out of Medicare, we are unable to see patients who are over 65 at this time. Here is a list of resources.

    How old are you?

    We do not have providers serving people under the age of 13 at this time. Here is a list of resources.

    Due to federal laws that prevent us from seeing patients who are qualified for Medicare as self-pay patients without opting out of Medicare, we are unable to see patients who are over 65 at this time. Here is a list of resources.

    How old are you?

    We do not have providers serving people under the age of 13 at this time. Here is a list of resources.

    Due to federal laws that prevent us from seeing patients who are qualified for Medicare as self-pay patients without opting out of Medicare, we are unable to see patients who are over 65 at this time. Here is a list of resources.

    Our provider is in process of panelling with your insurance. You can see him at a discounted self pay rate until he is contracted. Click below to schedule.

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    Registration forms must be completed within 24 hours of booking or appointment will be cancelled. Forms take 15-20 minutes to complete. Please have your payment method, state ID and insurance card available.

    We offer a limited amount of in-office intake appointments in Clackamas, OR (Tuesdays) and Springfield, OR (Thursdays). If you do not see this as an option, you can register as a patient and then email admin@skycloudhealth.com to change your appointment.

    *All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

    Schedule Appointment

    Registration forms must be completed within 24 hours of booking or appointment will be cancelled. Forms take 15-20 minutes to complete. Please have your payment method, state ID and insurance card available.

    We offer a limited amount of in-office intake appointments in Clackamas, OR (Tuesdays) and Springfield, OR (Thursdays). If you do not see this as an option, you can register as a patient and then email admin@skycloudhealth.com to change your appointment.

    *Note: All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

    Registration forms must be completed within 24 hours of booking or appointment will be cancelled. Forms take 15-20 minutes to complete. Please have your payment method, state ID and insurance card available.

    We offer a limited amount of in-office intake appointments in Clackamas, OR (Tuesdays) and Springfield, OR (Thursdays). If you do not see this as an option, you can register as a patient and then email admin@skycloudhealth.com to change your appointment.

    *Note: All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

    Dose/Med

    Our providers will review your submission to determine if we are a good fit for your needs. Please submit the following required information for the potential patient (yourself or your child): insurance, age, current medications names and dosages. If the potential patient is taking a benzodiazepine, specify if they are looking to taper off of the medication. If the potential patient is a minor, please specify whether or not they have a history of self-harm. *It may be helpful to note that in our practice, we rarely use benzodiazepines (e.g., Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin).

    Name(Required)
    Name(Required)

    Med/Dose

    Our providers will review your submission to determine if we are a good fit for your needs. Please submit the following required information for the potential patient (yourself or your child): insurance, age, current medications names and dosages. If the potential patient is taking a benzodiazepine, specify if they are looking to taper off of the medication. If the potential patient is a minor, please specify whether or not they have a history of self-harm. *It may be helpful to note that in our practice, we rarely use benzodiazepines (e.g., Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin).

    Name(Required)
    Name(Required)

    Are you currently prescribed a stimulant (e.g. Adderall, Ritalin) or benzodiazepine (e.g. Ativan, Xanax) and seeking to continue it?

    We do not prescribe stimulant, benzodiazepines, Suboxone, or other controlled substances in Arizona. If you would still like to schedule, click Okay. To see other Resources, click “Resources.”

    Which insurance plan do you have?

    If your insurance was not listed, we may not be in your network. Please email billing@skycloudhealth.com to verify.

    We are accepting self-pay patients for psychotherapy in Oregon and Utah. Our provider is in process of credentialing with several insurances. We have a waitlist for clients in Washington.

     

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    Psychotherapy Consultation (OR and UT)

    We are accepting self-pay patients for psychotherapy in Oregon and Utah. Our provider, Nat Day LCSW, is in process of credentialing with several insurance panels - Cigna, Aetna, PacificSource, BCBS, and Moda. Please provide your contact information for a 15 minute free consultation phone call.

    Name(Required)

    Psychotherapy Waitlist

    Our psychotherapy waitlist is open for patients located in Oregon and Washington with Cigna, Aetna, PacificSource, BCBS, and Moda, and self-pay pay sources only. Our psychotherapy providers treat ages 18-64. This waitlist is currently 6-12 months out, depending on age, state and insurance. Please provide the information requested below. Note: do not use this form in an emergency.

    Name(Required)
    Name(Required)

    Los formularios de registración deben completarse dentro de las 24 horas posteriores a la reserva o la cita será cancelada. Los formularios tardan entre 15 y 20 minutos en completarse. Tenga a mano su método de pago, identificación estatal y tarjeta de seguro médico.

    *Todos los horarios están en hora estándar del Pacífico (PST).

    Proceed with online registration or by phone?

    Phone Number: (503) 694-3381

    Phone Hours: 3:00pm-6:30pm (PT) TWTh / 11am-2pm (PT) Sat and Sun

    Phone Registration

    This is not a guarantee of treatment. You can call our office number (503) 694-3381 extension 2 to register over the phone during the hours listed below.

    Must be a legal guardian of the potential patient.

    Thanks for submitting this form! We will contact you during the specified times.

    How old are you?

    We do not have providers serving people under the age of 13 at this time. Here is a list of resources.

    Due to federal laws that prevent us from seeing patients who are qualified for Medicare as self-pay patients without opting out of Medicare, we are unable to see patients who are over 65 at this time. Here is a list of resources.

    Registration forms must be completed within 24 hours of booking or appointment will be cancelled. Forms take 15-20 minutes to complete. Please have your payment method, state ID and insurance card available.

    We offer a limited amount of in-office intake appointments in Clackamas, OR (Tuesdays). If you do not see this as an option, you can register as a patient and then email admin@skycloudhealth.com to change your appointment.

    *Note: All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

    Your information is kept confidential and helps us ensure we can provide you with care. Assistance: admin@skycloudhealth.com

    If you are in a mental health crisis, do not use this form, call 988.