Most health insurance companies mandate that a pre-surgical psychological clearance is required prior to being approved for weight loss surgery. Dr. Joel Ashby provides pre-bariatric psychological evaluations to help patients prepare mentally for the challenges ahead and to identify potential barriers to a successful post-operation story. As a psychologist, Dr. Ashby is uniquely qualified to assess an individual’s mental, emotional, and psychological status utilizing psychological tests and interviews.
How Is This Assessment Covered?
Most times, insurance will cover this service. We ask that patients seeking an evaluation call their insurance company to determine if the bariatric psychological assessment is a covered service. If not, a fee-for-service arrangement is made.