Kaiser, Don't Deny
Patients need access to timely and consistent mental health services
I gave up and got out of KaiserPublished Sunday, April 14, 2019
In 2015 I was going through a divorce and I lost my home. I started seeing a psychiatrist for depression and anxiety. Sadly, I have only seen my doctor twice in the last three years. I was taking meds I’ve never heard of and was prescribed six different antidepressants by doctors I’ve never even met. Every time I tried to call for an appointment, I would be placed on hold for forty minutes just for them to tell me that there were no appointment and I would be placed on a waitlist to see my doctor. I have been on this so-called wait list to see my psychiatrist since October 2017! I have not been able to get an appointment to see any doctor at Corona til this day. A few months ago I tried to call for an appointment again and was told my doctor was out on medical leave for the last seven months. I needed an urgent appointment and begged them to let me see any doctor, and that was impossible. They told me I would be placed on another waitlist for someone else. I gave up and got out of Kaiser.