Do you accept insurance?
Dr. Ascher is an “out-of-network” provider, meaning that he does not accept payments from any insurance companies. If you are interested in seeking reimbursement from your insurance company, contact them directly to obtain information about your “out-of-network” coverage for outpatient mental health services. Services are an eligible expense for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA). Please click here for more information.
Providing comprehensive psychiatric care demands a personalized, tailor-made approach. As such, Dr. Ascher does not follow the one-size-fits-all treatment guidelines dictated by insurance companies as they may compromise the customized care that his patients deserve. Dr. Ascher will certainly help to provide detailed invoices (by request only) if you wish to submit your own claim to insurance.
What makes your psychiatry practice special?
Dr. Ascher is committed to delivering a level of personalized mental health care that is unrivaled in the Philadelphia area. Learn more about what to expect with Dr. Ascher. He is committed to providing a respectful, nonjudgmental, and collaborative therapeutic space. Dr. Ascher makes himself readily accessible to all his patients so that he can partner with them to ensure the best possible clinical outcomes.
Dr. Ascher treats adults (18+) suffering from anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationship problems, grief, and trauma. Additionally, he can help you with stress management, work-life balance, career and life transitions, and issues central to the creative process.
If you are in therapy already, Dr. Ascher can provide psychiatric medication consultation, and work using a collaborative team approach with your current therapist and other providers, as appropriate.
In addition to his general psychiatry practice, Dr. Ascher also works with high functioning individuals who are motivated to reduce or abstain from substance use.
Dr. Ascher can also serve as a consultant to individuals and families when a loved one is struggling with substance use issues and/or other mental health issues. In times of crisis, Dr. Ascher can respond quickly and will listen very carefully to your issues of concern and get a sense of your current needs and tailor his approach to you.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Dr. Ascher understands everyone has unexpected changes to their schedule. With advance notice he will try his best to accommodate any schedule change you request. However, without 48 hours advance notice unless he can reschedule your appointment within the calendar week. you will be charged for missed/cancelled sessions. It is important to realize that “no show” sessions cannot be submitted to insurance for reimbursement.
What are the local resources available for coping with a mental health crisis?
If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, call the crisis line for your county or you can call 911 (e.g. if there is immediate danger of physical harm).
In Southeastern Pennsylvania the crisis numbers to call are:
Bucks County: 800.499.7455 (or for children and adolescents 877.435.7709)
Chester County: 877.918.2100
Montgomery County: 855.634.4673 (or for children and adolescents 888.435.7414)
Delaware County: 855.889.7827
Philadelphia County: 215.686.4420
These crisis lines provide access to staff who are specifically trained for dealing with mental health crises. Someone is available 24/7 to assess the situation, arrange for an in-person evaluation, and/or make referrals as needed.
You can also call one of the following national hotlines to be referred to the closest crisis center:
Crisis Text Line: 741-741