Frequently Asked Questions

Can NAMI recommend a doctor or mental health facility?

NAMI doesn’t recommend or endorse mental health providers or facilities as we can’t speak to the quality of their care. Information about mental health treatment and services and finding mental health professionals will help you locate treatment services and make informed decisions about what’s best for you or a loved one.

Finding a mental health provider that participates in your insurance plan could be an important financial consideration. Check with your insurance provider’s member services department or provider directory to locate mental health care professionals in your area.

For help locating Medicare, Medicaid and other low-cost or sliding-scale treatment options, many people contact the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline and treatment locator services.

Psychology Today has an online, searchable database of therapists, psychiatrists and treatment facilities. Useful information on each provider includes: specialties, qualifications, costs, a short biographical statement and photograph.

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