Common questions you may have concerning being admitted to the psychiatric hospital:
Which hospital will be best for me?
Dr. Askins is the Chief of Staff at Charter Oak Psychiatric Hospital in Covina, CA. and also has attending privileges at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA. These well-regarded facilities will be able to treat you with Dr. Askins as your attending physician. Based on your individual needs, Dr. Askins will determine your treatment plan shortly after you are admitted. He will then continue to see you in the hospital on a daily basis until you have been discharged.
How do I ensure that Dr. Askins is my doctor once I’ve admitted?
During the admissions process at either hospital, tell the Intake Coordinator to list Dr. Askins as your primary treatment provider. The Intake Coordinator will be happy to assign Dr. Askins as your attending physician.
What level of care will I need in the hospital?
Dr. Askins will see you in the hospital shortly after you are admitted and do a complete psychiatric assessment to determine your level of care and the type of treatment you'll need.
What types of services will I get in the hospital?
Following a complete psychiatric assessment, Dr. Askins will devise a treatment plan and medication management protocol for your time in the hospital. He will then continue to see you in the hospital on a daily basis. A discharge plan will also be given upon discharge so that you receive proper and continued treatment after you leave.
How much will it cost? Will the hospital take my insurance?
Our office can help you with any hospital billing or insurance questions. Please call Askins Psychiatry: 626-793-7792. Be sure to have your insurance plan information handy when you call.
Will Dr. Askins be able to treat me on an outpatient basis after I leave the hospital?
Yes, Dr. Askins has a private practice in Pasadena, CA, and is available to continue treating you after you are discharged from the hospital. He will set up your first outpatient appointment just before you leave the hospital so you have a continuum of care and receive the support needed to carry out an effective treatment plan.