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Cornerstone Psychiatric Services, Inc.

1790 E. Venice Ave. Ste. 204
Venice, FL 34292

 

Phone: (941) 488-8884

Fax: (941) 488-5554

Medical Records Fax:

(941) 375-0119

Monday - Thurs: 8am-5pm

 

Friday: 8am-12:00pm

 

Sat./Sun.: Closed

 

Notice:

  • We are closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Office visits are by appointment only. We are not set up for emergencies or walk-in appointments.
  • After-hours care and holidays--please read our After-hours care document notice.

Welcome to Cornerstone Psychiatric Services, Inc.

NOTICE

We currently have a hold on ALL new patients unless we received a referral by 10/18/2023.

Please check back on this website for updates on new patient availability. As of now, we anticipate new patient availability to start April 2, 2024.  

Click the button above if interested in becoming a new patient

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

 Telehealth Services and Appointment Information 

***IMPORTANT NOTICE***

Effective May 12, 2023 and after this date (updated 01/31/2024)

*If you are on a controlled substance  : The DEA and SAMHSA federal agency have temporary extended authorization of telehealth appointments through November 11, 2023.  In addtion, if you have establised an appointment in-person or telehealth prior to 11/11/2023, you can continue telehealth through 11/11/2024. 

*We will no longer be able to use FaceTime, GoogleDuo, GoogleMeets for your virtual video telehealth. You must be able to connect via our HIPAA compliant telehealth/televisit system. So please contact our front office staff for any assistance or questions about our system.

*New patient appointments must be in office starting 11/11/2023. Telehealth is NOT available for a first visit appointment after 11/11/2023. 

 

*Effective May 12, 2023, anyone wanting to do Telehealth, must complete the Telehealth Policy and  Informed Consent for Telehealth prior to your appointment. This only needs to be completed once, unless your emergency contact changes, in this case please complete and update with a new Consent form.

 

*Effective 4/1/2024: Our office will no longer be offering audio-only appointments as a telehealth appointment.  Therefore, you can elect to come in office or be able to do a video telehealth appointment. Please ask our front office staff for any assistance and/or testing a video telehealth appointment.

 

OR download paper version below

Telehealth Policy and Informed Consent
This form must be completed by anyone that wants to do telehealth appointment. You only have to complete once, unless there is a change in your emergency contact information.
Telehealth Services Informed Consent-v11[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [99.7 KB]

TELEHEALTH / TELEVISIT INSTRUCTIONS

Telehealth / Televisit Device Setting's Checklist
Review this document to make sure your mobile/tablet device settings are up-to-date.
Telehealth Device Setting Checklist.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [72.1 KB]
Telehealth Instructions
We have a new version of our telehealth/televisit virtual care. Please read these insctructions.
UPDATED 6/29/2022
Telehealth Instructions v4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [412.6 KB]

EMHA Virtual Care App -CURRENTLY NOT WORKING. PLEASE CHECK BACK for updates on new App versions.

-UPDATED 12/27/2023-

 

Apple App Store: not available at this time

 

Google Play App Store: not available at this time

Some insurance carriers are allowing and/or adding Telehealth visits to part of the benefit plan. Please call your insurance plan and ask the following:

1.) Is Telehealth benefit covered after COVID-19 National Public Health Emergency (PHE) order?

2.) Do I need authorization for Telehealth service? If so, get your authorization and provide this to the front office staff. 

*After your telehealth visit, a member of the front staff will call you to schedule a follow-up appointment. The front office staff will also collect any copay/coinsurance/deductible amounts over the phone with credit card payments. If you do not hear from the front office staff within 2 hours after your appointment, please contact us at 941-488-8884.

Effective January 1, 2022  Change in after-hours services

After-hours Services - Effective January 1, 2022
After Hours call message-v1121.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [77.4 KB]

Office Policies and Guidelines

During Coronavirus pandemic

Face Mask Policy Update - 5/31/2022

Mask policy is based on current local community risk level. Please follow the specified Mask Policy below based on Sarasota County current risk level.

 

CURRENT RISK LEVEL:  LOW

 

For HIGH risk level: Masking indoors is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all individuals no matter vaccination status.

 

For Medium risk level: Masking is OPTIONAL for Vaccinated Individuals and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for Unvaccinated Individuals.  This is for the health and safety of you, other patients and our staff.

 

For Low risk level: Masking is OPTIONAL for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. However, strongly recommend to mask if you have high-risk medical condition(s). 

 

IIf you are not vaccinated or fully vaccinated for COVID-19, we highly recommend that you go get a COVID-19 vaccination or complete your vaccination status to "fully" vaccinated. We are all in this together and lets start working together to reduce the health risks and lives due to COVID-19.   Thank you.

Physical Distancing

We have removed some chairs in the lobby area. Therefore, if you arrive and there is not a seat available, we kindly ask that you wait outside the front office door until you see a seat become available. Another option is to please wait in your vehicle until your appointment time and come up at that time.

 

Our hallway is narrow, so we ask that you please do your best in maintaining distance when walking down the hallway. Once inside your provider office, your seat will be at minimum 6 feet distance from your provider.

Wash Hands / Sanitize Hands

We have guest bathroom available for washing your hands with soap and water. Also available is hand sanitizer at the front desk window, the guest bathroom and inside your provider office room. 

Patient Screening Prior to Office Visit

  • For in-office appointments, Please review the COVID-19 Consent document posted on our lobby entrance door. By entering our offices, you agree and accept the posted conditions and consent. 
  • Please check your temperature the morning of your appointment. If your temperature is over 100.4....DO NOT COME INTO THE OFFICE. Please call the office to cancel and re-schedule or switch to a Telehealth appointment. 
  • If you have any signs of fever, significant cough, and/or flu-like symptoms such as body aches, headache, weakness, fatigue....DO NOT COME INTO THE OFFICE. Call your Primarcy Care Provider (PCP) for guidance. 
  • Have you or guest(s) that are coming with you to your appointment tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days? If yes, DO NOT COME INTO THE OFFICE; and call us to re-schedule your appointment or consider Telehealth appointment option.
  • Limit patient accompaniment to just yourself or if needed one other guest.

Taking care of your behavioral health during a disaster, traumatic event or Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health
Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak
Coping with Social Distancing Isolation [...]
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Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
CDC - Centers of Disease Control tip sheet on coping with a disaster or traumatic event.
Coping_with_Disaster.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [230.3 KB]
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) document
Coping with Infectious Disease Outbreak.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [560.2 KB]

Click on the document below or the Disaster Relief Resources image on the left to get information on some disaster relief resources that may be available to you. 

Disaster Relief Resources
Disaster Relief Resources.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [732.7 KB]

Octobert 10th is World Mental Health Day.

 

 

Thank you for visiting our website.

We are located at the corner of Venice Avenue and Auburn Rd. We are on the second floor of the building. Lobby entrance is on the West side of the building through double glass doors. The building is located next to (and shares parking lot) Moose Lodge and American Legion.  

Disclaimer

 

The diagnosis and treatment of clinical depression and other psychiatric disorders requires a physician or qualified mental health professional. The information provided through this website is intended for informational purposes only.  None of the information on this website is a substitute for a diagnosis for mental illness by a physician or qualified mental health professional.

 

The screening test on this website is intended solely for the purposes of identifying the symptoms of depressive disorders, and is not designed to provide a diagnosis.  Additionally, the screening test on this website is not appropriate for, and should not be completed by, persons under age 18. Persons under age 18 with depressive symptoms are advised to talk with their parents or guardians about receiving a clinical evaluation from a physician or qualified mental health professional. 

 

Cornerstone Psychiatric Services, Inc. has not made any independent investigation of any provider/organization listed and has not verified the credentials of any provider/organization not owned or employed by Cornerstone Psychiatric. Cornerstone Psychiatric Services, Inc. and its staff shall have no liability for claims by, or damages of any kind whatsoever to, a user of this website or any other person for a decision or action taken in reliance on the information contained on this website. Such damages include, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages. 

 

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS DISCLAIMER.

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