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What Kaiser provides is not mental health care

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019

I am a therapist. The number of Kaiser patients I see coming into private practice therapy to pay out-of-pocket is ridiculous. People with serious symptoms such as self harm, depression, personality disorders, mania, and so on are being seen every six to eight weeks at Kaiser. In San Jose, Kaiser refuses to give patients outside referrals for therapy even though they are not able to meet the needs of the patient in-house. What Kaiser provides is not mental health care. It is not even close to the standard of care needed.

San Jose