Mental Health

How Much Does It Cost to See a Psychiatrist Without Insurance in 2024?

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean7 Apr 2024
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The cost of a psychiatrist without insurance ranges between $350-$500 per session. Psychiatrists are trained to help you manage mental health conditions via medications. While the cost of psychiatric services is higher than talk therapy, it often requires less frequent visits. 

If you have no insurance, with Mira, you can see a psychiatric provider for only $99 for the first evaluation and $60 for every follow-up. 

Psychiatry vs. psychotherapy - what's the difference?

  • Psychiatric providers are medical doctors or nurse practitioners who can prescribe medications, psychotherapists are master's or Ph.D. level counselors who can provide talk therapy but cannot prescribe medications. 
  • Both can diagnose your conditions, those they use different frameworks and approaches. 
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Kendra Bean

Kendra Bean is from Maui, Hawaiʻi. She is currently enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, specializing in Epidemiology. She is passionate about improving health literacy and access to care, specifically in rural areas.

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