What is a PHQ9 assessment and why do I need one?
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My visits have been fantastic both times I’ve gone. The woman at the front desk was courteous and professional, and prompt. The nurse was excellent. Same treatment as the front desk and the smoothest phlebotomist going. The doctor was great, calm, thorough, polite, and knowledgeable. I wish he were my GP. Overall? 11 out of 10.
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I’ve been to Nao Medical, I think, three times, and their staff is delightful. If you are in dire pain, they take you in as soon as possible, if not sooner. The offices and exam rooms are spotless. All of the medical staff is very knowledgeable, patient, and understanding. I highly recommend it.
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What’s a PHQ-9 and how is it scored?
PHQ-9 is a patient health questionnaire and the number 9 represents that nine questions in the assessment. It aims to determine the severity of depressions through the following scoring system:
- Not At All = 0 points
- Several Days = 1 point
- More Than Half of the Days = 2 points
- Nearly Every Day = 3 points
How long does it take to complete a PHQ-9?
A PHQ-9 assessment only takes less than three minutes to complete. The most important thing is to be honest about your answers.
What age is the PHQ-9 used for?
The PHQ-9 is used for patients 12 years old and above. There’s another similar assessment for younger kids and for geriatric patients.
Does depression cause memory loss?
Depression can cause memory loss. This is why it’s important to determine the level of depression using PHQ-9 and to get treatment or therapy immediately.
Does my insurance cover a mental health services?
Some insurances cover mental health care services. However, we recommend that you check with your insurance provider to know if this is included in your insurance benefits before booking an appointment.
Can I pay for my mental health service or appointment without insurance?
If you have no insurance, Nao Medical provide our services without insurance for self-pay patients, giving you the care when you need it most.