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The psychiatric clinicians at Mental Health Partners, PA realize that it is often very difficult to get an appointment for psychiatrc care in the Kansas City area in a timely manner. We want to help as many patients as we possibly can. We keep a waiting list and call patients in the order their new appointment request was received when new appointments become available, typically getting new patients seen in about 1-3 months. If you cannot wait for one of our psychiatric clinicians to become available, please feel free to look into our "Crisis Information" page under the "Patient Information" tab at the top of this page for some other potential resources.
Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners at Mental Health Partners, PA have been providing psychiatric care to Kansas City area residents for over four decades. While inpatient (hospital) care was part of the practice up until 2001, our psychiatric clinicians now specialize solely in outpatient psychiatric care and see patients of all ages.
John L'Ecuyer, M.D. joined the practice in 1993 after finishing his psychiatric residency training at KU Medical Center. Judy K. Martin, M.D. and Richard R. Brewington, M.D.--both graduates of KU Medical Center's Psychiatry Residency program as well--joined the practice in 2008. Rachael James, APRN joined the practice in 2020 after completing her training at UMKC.
A guiding principle uniting all of the clinicians practicing at Mental Health Partners, PA is a focus on listening carefully to each patient. This involves spending more time with each patient. Follow-up appointments are typically 25 to 45 minutes in length, according to each patient's needs and preference.
The practice was located in Prairie Village from it's founding in 1967 until moving to Westwood, KS in February 2020. The current location is in the State Line 47 building, which sits on the southwest corner of 47th Place and State Line Road and is close to the Plaza, KU Medical Center, and the original Oklahoma Joe's Barbeque (Joe's KC Barbeque). The address is 1901 West 47th Place, Suite 220, Westwood, KS 66205.
Note: We are on BCBS HMO through New Directions as of 7/19/21.
Beginning 3/23/2020, the clinicians at Mental Health Partners, PA are seeing all patients via telemedicine (or telephone if that is not possible) to help reduce the spread of this pandemic coronavirus. While occasional exceptions can currently be made to see patients in the office based on their clinical needs, we are generally waiting for the United States to reach "herd immunity" before welcoming all patients back to the office for their appointments. If your health insurance does not otherwise limit you, we will continue being available by telemedicine indefinitely for those who prefer it.
Telemedicine (by secure video) is preferred over telephone appointments as this allows most to be seen with the same coverage that they would normally have with their health insurer for an in-person office visit, whereas telephone appointmets sometimes are not covered by health insurance. For patients that pay for their appointments themselves, the same fees apply (including any discounts) as would normally apply for an in-person office appointment.
For telemedicine appointments, you can use a computer, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone as long as they have a webcam with microphone. Preferred web browsers include Google Chrome and Safari 11+.
You can try to login to your clinician's doxy.me "waiting room" ahead of time to see if you are able to get it working. For best results, use a "wired" connection from a computer that has a cable connecting it to your internet source. The next best options are wifi or cellular. Cellular may be better if there is a lot of wifi setup near your location (such as apartment complexes) or if you can't be near the internet source.
Once you click on your clinician's link found on this page, type in a name that will allow your doctor to know who you are. Even though several family members can be connected together (or separately) for an appointment, only your clinician can see that you are in the waiting room. Your clinician will connect with you when they are ready. If you are waiting longer than 10 minutes past your appointment time, please type a message to your clinician where indicated on the doxy.me screen or call the office if you need to know how long the delay wlll be.
1901 West 47th Place,
Westwood, KS 66205