A beautiful path made by a river traveling through the mountains in sunny California. Photo by Dr. Bonilla

A Mindful Path To  Mental Health

Carolina Bonilla Jacome, M.D.
contact@aMindful-Path.com(916) 536-6030
Fax (916) 758-2139

100 Howe Ave, Suite 210 South
Sacramento, CA 95825
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Frequently Asked Questions

Will Dr. Bonilla take my insurance?

Dr. Bonilla is currently contracted with Cigna, Optum, Medicare and Magellan (mental health carve out for many Blue Shield of California and WHA plans).

We are working on getting credentialed with Anthem Blue Cross, MHN and Tricare. We will announce new contracts here. Stay tuned. We will update this site to reflect current Health Plans accepted.


What do I need to do if I want to see Dr. Bonilla?

Please complete the following appointment request form if you're ready to schedule

Once we receive your inquiry, we will contact you to reserve a time for your first appointment. Once you have reserved a time on the schedule we will send you:
1. A text message from Ivy Pay.     Please click on the link on this message to pay a $10 deposit to reserve  your appointment. This amount will be counted towards your first     appointment's payment.  
2. An e-mail containing legal    forms that we need for you to complete and sign before we can confirm your     appointment. 

Once we receive your deposit and legal forms, we will confirm your appointment. Then, 2-3 days before your appointment date we will send you another e-mail with the information necessary for you to activate your patient portal.  

Once your portal is active, you will be able to complete the clinical measures that are required before your appointment, and will be able to access our videoconference platform to see Dr. Bonilla at the time of your appointment.

 What is Ivy Pay?
Ivy Pay is a payment system exclusively designed for small mental health practices. It allows for instant payment, while maintaining your personal and financial information secure, meeting  the highest standards for banking and HIPPA security requirements. We can send a text along with it reminding you this is from Dr.Bonilla if you wish, but if you wish for your mental health treatment to remain confidential, just let us know, and we will send the Ivy notification only, which doesn't include the practice or provider's name. Once your appointment is confirmed, we will send you an e-mail with directions of how to activate your patient portal and paperwork for you to complete.


What happens if Dr Bonilla is not yet credentialed with my insurance by the time I need to see her?

You can pay cash for your visits, we will give you a super bill for you to send to your insurance and get reimbursed based on your Out of Network benefits until your insurance kicks in.

If this is not a viable option for you, we recommend for you to make a transition appointment with a physician from Mindful Health Solutions until we have finalized contract with your insurance and transfer to us then, if you still wish to do so.

It is important that you make a transition appointment with us, or with them, to avoid disruption on your treatment.

A Mindful Path to Mental Health’s fee for services are as follows:

New Patient/Initial Comprehensive Evaluation

60-75 minutes

$375.00

Follow-up medication management

25 -45- minutes 

$150 - $225

Psychotherapy visit

(with or without medication management)

45 -60 minutes

$225 - $300

What are the forms that I am being asked to complete?

The Legal Forms contained in the Signature Packet are the documents most clinics have people sign before their first visit at the office, but we're doing them online for your convenience. Since these are legal forms, we recommend for  you to review at a time that you won't be rushed, so you can read them carefully.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about any of them.
Forms marked with one asterisk * are required.
Forms marked with 2 asterisks ** are optional.  

These include:

(1) Legal Forms/ Signature Packet:
These are the documents most clinics have people sign before their first visit at the office, but we're doing them online for your convenience. These important documents need to be signed before your 1st appointment. We recommend for you not to leave them for the last minute, so you have time to read the consent forms, and we can answer any questions you may have. These include:
* HealthCare Information Form
*Treatment Agreement - We request that you read it and sign it before your 1st appointment. This needs to be done once only.
* Telemedicine Consent- We request for you to read it and sign it before your 1st telehealth appointment. And to update the address and emergency contact portion for future appointments, if this information changes.
*Notice of Privacy Practices Acknowledgement - Your signature packet includes our Notice of Privacy Practices - Please read and sign the acknowledgement that accompanies it before your 1st appointment
* Financial agreement -We request that you read it and sign it before your 1st appointment.
*Release of information - Fill this if:
+You are a former patient of Dr. Bonilla from Mindful Health Solutions and have not yet sent a release of information to them to get your records transferred
+You are currently receiving care by a different psychiatrist and wish to transfer care to Dr. Bonilla
+You believe is important for Dr. Bonilla to communicate with your therapist, your primary care doctor, a family member or friend of yours to improve your treatment or coordinate care.
If you need to sign more than 1 release of information, let us know and we will be happy to send you additional copies.  

(2) Clinical Measures:
These are questionnaires you will fill on your patient portal, to provide Dr. Bonilla important clinical  information to help her help you best.

For returning patients these include:
*A depression rating scale     (PHQ-9)
*An anxiety rating scale     (GAD-7)
*A quality of life scale (Hero Wellness Inventory )
* Some people may have an  additional form to track symptoms related to their particular treatment  focus if relevant symptoms are not captured on the standard forms
You will be asked to complete these forms before each appointment. 

New patients will be requested to complete 2 additional forms before the first appointment only :
*Clinical History Form  
*DSM-5 Self-Rated Level 1 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measure

Where will the new office be located?

Our new address is:
100 Howe Ave, Suite 210 South
Sacramento, CA 95825

However, Dr. Bonilla will continue to see patients primarily via Telehealth for now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On December 1st we will open in office services for patients requiring TMS treatment only.

What happens when is time for my appointment?

You will be able to start your teleconference with Dr.Bonilla from your  patient portal. There is a link to the patient portal on the main directory of this website for your convenience.
Here is a visual guide of the process of joining your telehealth session
https://www.amindful-path.com/telehealth-guide
If you have any problems joining the telehealth session, we will be happy to assist you.    
For subsequent visits, you will be reminded of your appointment and prompted to complete your clinical measures 2 days in advance, and you will be able to complete your measures, check in, and join you telehealth session on the patient portal. on your own.We will be available to talk to you if you need help, but we trust that once you learn how to do it, it will be a very easy process for you. 

If you have any other questions or would like to get stablished with our practice please contact us
contact@aMindful-Path.com(916) 536-6030
Fax: (916) 758-2139

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