Kaiser, Don't Deny
Patients need access to timely and consistent mental health services
At times I feel suicide is inevitablePublished Sunday, December 23, 2018
I grew up in foster care and now I’m a parent of three autistic children. I need help. At times I feel that suicide is inevitable. I have been waiting to talk to someone It took me two months just to obtain an intake appointment. I was given an option to outsource to a third party for my first physiological appointment, but I wanted all my notes to stay in-house, so I waited another three months. The week of my appointment. they called to cancel. I was upset, so said they managed to get me in a week later. When I finally sat down to talk, I was rushed. My appt was only 20 minutes long. I was left feeling more empty and troubled, that was in November. I was then given a appointment for March 2! Kaiser doesn’t care. I feel bad for those who like myself were rushed out. Kaiser fails to live up to its mission statement “to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.” Fraud!