Contact us by phone or use our online contact form. We will take basic information and help you clarify what type of service is best suited to your concerns. We will explain our procedures for initial Intake Evaluations and schedule your appointments. Depending on the nature and severity of the presenting problems, the evaluation will be scheduled with Dr. Rudominer, Kathleen Prendergast, APN or Katherine Jackman, APN.
Once the evaluation is completed, patients will receive therapy from Dr. Rudominer, Ms Prendergast or Ms. Kantrowitz. We will work with you to develop customized treatment planning.
Information about the Initial Consultation
Seeking professional help is the most important and most difficult step in getting your life back on track. The information below may help to alleviate some of your anxiety by giving you an idea of what to expect on your first visit to Dr. Rudominer’s office.
The first thing to clarify is the payment of the fee for the initial consultation (if you haven't already done so). This will allow you to comfortably proceed to the substance of your visit.
Before the first visit you will be asked to download and print forms about the nature of your problems. Please fill these out and bring them with you on the first visit. These forms are very useful to help clarify the nature and cause of the problem. They will take approximately one hour to fill out.
The initial consultation will last an hour to an hour and a half and will thoroughly explore the nature of your present complaints, your past psychiatric, medical, family and personal history, and treatment goal. At the end of the session we will work with you to develop customized treatment planning. You are encouraged to ask questions about any aspect of your treatment.
In addition to our own professional staff, we maintain contact with a large network of professional specialist providers in the tri-state area and across the country.
Confidentiality and Release of Information
We take confidentiality very seriously. All evaluation and treatment information is confidential and can only be released to specified individuals or agencies with your written release. New Jersey law dictates some important exceptions to confidentiality. A patient presenting with imminent danger to self/others is one such exception. Confidentiality with adolescents (fourteen and older) is a sensitive issue that must take into consideration the child's developmental need for privacy with the parents' right to be informed of their child's course of treatment. We are committed to finding the best balance.
When you arrive at the office you will be asked to sign the Notice of Privacy Practices
(HIPPA) form. Additional information about HIPPA will be made available upon request.
Our aim is to provide you with the highest quality care in a pleasant and professional atmosphere. If you have concerns about any aspect of our services, please feel free to contact Dr. Rudominer, Ms. Prendergast or Ms. Jackman.
Payment and Billing
Howard S. Rudominer, MD, PA accepts private pay only. We will provide you with an itemized bill suitable for presentation to your insurance carrier but are not in any way party to any arrangement you may have with your insurance carrier.
Helpful Hints about Insurance
You are responsible for payment at the time of each visit. Visits may be paid for by check, credit card, debit card or cash. Checks should be made payable to "Howard S. Rudominer MD, PA".
We require 24-hour notice of cancellation for all appointments. In the case of a bona fide emergency, exceptions will generally be made. When you do not keep an appointment and do not contact us with 24 hour notice it is a loss of appointment time that could be offered to another patient.