Our office hours are Monday - Friday by appointment only. We do not offer evening or weekend appointments at this time. Our usual appointments are 55 minutes. To make an appointment, please call 813-386-6800 between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday to speak with our office manager, or if you reach our voice mail, please leave a confidential message and one of our doctors will call you back within 24-48 hours.
Payment is typically expected at the time of service. We accept checks, cash, and credit cards (except American Express). Checks may be made out to Florida Medical Psychology Associates or FMPA. Our usual fee for initial (intake) sessions is $175 and for follow-up sessions is $150. Our usual fee for providing brief written communication to clients or other recipients (after clients sign a release of information form) is $25. The fee for completing Disability Claims starts at $75 and may be higher depending on the length and/or number of forms.
If unable to keep an appointment, clients are asked to kindly give 48 hours notice, which allows the provider to offer the appointment time to other clients. If less than 48 hours notice is given, the client is responsible for paying the $50 cancellation fee which cannot be billed to insurance companies.
Please verify your mental health benefits with your insurance carrier to determine any applicable co-pay amount, number of visits allowed per year, and/or any deductible costs that must be met. We are happy to help you with the insurance verification process. Please call our office manager for assistance at 813-386-6800 between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.
All information disclosed within sessions and in written records pertaining to those sessions are confidential and may not be revealed to anyone without your (the client's) written premission (by signing a release of information form), except where disclosure is required by law. The confidentiality policy will also be reviewed at the intake session with all clients. Our practice is HIPAA compliant, which means that any communication between you and our staff is protected health information which cannot be released to any other party without your written authorization. Only the minimum necessary information is communicated to insurance carriers in order to process claims.
Our practice is an out-patient practice and our doctors do not have admitting privileges at local hospitals. We make every effort to return phone calls within 24-48 hours. However, if you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, please call the nearest hospital, 911, or your insurance company for immediate help.
All of our providers are in network with Medicare and Humana-Tricare. We have one provider, Dr. Mario Rodriguez, who accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield. We are no longer under contract with any other commercial insurance carriers.
12167 West Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33626, (813) 386-6800
(813) 891-1311 FAX
(Office Park is located behind the Publix on the corner of W. Linebaugh Ave. & Countryway Blvd. in Westchase)