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Board-Certified and Licensed Psychiatrist

Becoming a Patient

How To Become a Patient

If you are considering becoming a patient, please call my office phone at 650-566-1212.

If I do not answer, feel free to leave a message by pressing "1".  Please listen carefully to the recorded message to learn more about becoming a patient.

Additional contact information can be found on the Contact page.

Before meeting in person, I recommend having a brief phone conversation so that I know what kind of problem you want help with.  If I am not familiar with the problem you are experiencing or if I think you might be better served elsewhere, I will do my best to refer you to someone who can help.

I recommend that you review my administrative policies before you contact me.  You can also find answers to many frequently-asked questions, including concerns about fees and payment, insurance, confidentiality, etc. on the New Patient FAQ page.

One of the first steps to getting well is to understand the type of problem you want to work on and to clearly define your goals.  You can speed up this process by completing a diagnostic survey prior to our first visit.  I also have information that I can send you that will explain the process of therapy and help you determine whether the type of therapy that I do is right for you.  You may request a copy of these surveys at any time.


Your First Appointment

This section will help you prepare for your first appointment.  It provides information about how to get to my office, what to bring, and what to expect during that meeting.

Office Location

My office is located at 1220 University Drive, Suite 201 in Menlo Park, CA 94025

Driving directions are available on the Contact page.

What should I bring with me?

There are several important things that you will need to have at your appointment.
Please bring any of the following items that apply to your situation:

First Appointment Checklist

  1. Map with directions
  2. Completed Questionnaires and Surveys
  3. Prior Records, if available
  4. Medications, if applicable
  5. Contact Information for your doctors
  6. Payment (cash or check)

You can find answers to several frequently-asked questions about becoming a patient on the New Patient FAQ page.

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The information provided on this website is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Visiting this website does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship.  Information found on the internet cannot substitute for individualized evaluation and treatment by medical or mental health professionals.  All written materials are the exclusive copyright of Dr. Matthew May, ©2017.

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