Your appointment time is reserved exclusively for you. If you cannot attend your appointment, please notify the office at least 2 full business days in advance to avoid being charged for the appointment. Late cancellations and missed appointments are charged the full appointment fee. Please note that you will also be charged for your rescheduled appointment.
Fees and Payment
Please contact the office for a schedule of current fees. Your payment is due in full at the time of service. Payment may be made by cash or check.
Dr. Weiner does not participate with insurance plans and is an "out-of-network" provider. At the time of service, you will receive a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company. Please contact your insurance company to understand your reimbursement for an out-of-network provider. You are responsible for obtaining reimbursement from your insurance company.
Emergencies and the Urgent Line
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room prior to contacting Dr. Weiner.
For extremely urgent matters only, you can contact Dr. Weiner through the Urgent Line (703-989-4229), which is available to current patients only on a 24/7 basis. The Urgent Line should only be used for extremely urgent matters, which are defined as:
- Suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming others,
- Unexpected medication reaction with moderate or severe symptoms, or
- Any unusual behavior or reaction that you fear could to lead to physical harm
When leaving a message on the Urgent Line, Dr. Weiner will do his best to respond to you in less than two hours. If you cannot wait for a response, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.
All other matters are best addressed through a session. Dr. Weiner understands that a matter may be urgent to you and will do his best to schedule a session as soon as possible.
Prescription refills will be provided without a fee if they are requested during an office appointment, or if they are requested via the regular office phone line and allow for a minimum 24-hour weekday turnaround time.
Prescription refills will incur a $25 refill fee if they are requested via the Urgent Line or require less than a 24-hour weekday turnaround time.
Dr. Weiner requires all patients taking medication to be seen for an appointment a minimum of every three months in order to obtain prescription refills.
If your prescription is a controlled substance, please see the "Controlled Medications" section as there are special policies for these prescriptions.
Stimulants, benzodiazepines, and suboxone/subutex are controlled substances. Since these medications are easily abused and there is an illegal market for these medications, the DEA and the Virginia Board of Medicine monitor prescribing and refill practices for these medications. If you are prescribed one of these medications, it is critical that you follow the controlled medication policy. The policy is as follows:
- You MUST take these medications as directed.
- If you feel you need to adjust your dose to a higher dose of the medication, you must call the office and consult with Dr. Weiner prior to making any adjustments to your dose.
- You must be responsible with your medication and take measures to ensure that your medication is not lost or stolen.
If you require an early refill of your medication because you have adjusted your dose without consulting Dr. Weiner or because your medication was lost/stolen, you are in violation of the controlled medication policy. Dr. Weiner understands that unexpected circumstances, out of your control, may result in you needing an early refill for your medication and will allow ONE violation of the controlled medication policy to allow for these circumstances. You will be charged $100 fee for an early refill of your controlled medication. Any subsequent violations of the policy will result in your termination as a patient with Dr. Weiner. While this policy may seem harsh, due to the nature of these medications, Dr. Weiner must be able to manage these prescriptions responsibly and in a manner to minimize any potential abuse.
Letter writing fees will be based upon time requirements to compose the letter. Excused absence notes, brief accommodation notes, and other short notes that can be written quickly will generally incur no fee. Other types of letters often require a more substantial amount of time and will be charged at your regular session fee.
A fee of $25 will be charged for all returned checks.