Office Policy and Privacy Notice (HIPPAA)


All psychiatric information is confidential.  No information about you will be released without your expressed written consent.

Medical information may be released at your request, to discuss yur treatment with another doctor/therapist who is treating you, to your pharmacy to renew medication, or as required by legal subpoena.

If you communicate with Dr Becker via email, full confidentiality may not be guaranteed due to the nature of the internet.


Sessions and Phone Calls

Regular sessions are required to monitor the efficacy of any medication you are taking.  Even if you are feeling well, Dr Becker may insist on scheduling an appointment before renewing your medication.

Occasional phone calls are part of the treatment process.  If phone calls are excessive or lengthy, Dr Becker reserves the right to charge on a pro-rated basis.


24 hour Cancellation Policy

If you cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice, Dr Becker reserves the right to charge for the missed appointment.


Payment for Services

Payment for services will customarily be due at the time of the session, unless separate arrangements have been made.


After hours Emergencies

You can leave messages on the office voicemail or send an email.  Messages are checked regularly and Dr Becker will respond to you as timely as possible.  However, outside office hours, it may take longer to return your call.  In the event of an emergency requiring immediate attention, you should call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
                     Ina Becker MD, PhD

                     Tel: 917 441 0880

                      Fax: 845 679 5278