The Meridian Group of Chesterfield

Getting Started

How to make an appointment

If you are new to our practice and would like to make an appointment, please call our main phone number at 804.751.8644 and press option "0" for our receptionist. If you have a specific therapist you would like to see, let the receptionist know. If you are not sure who you would like to see, the receptionist will take your information in order to match your needs with the appropriate therapist.

If the receptionist is not available to take your initial call, follow the phone prompts for new patients to leave a confidential voice mail message, and you will be contacted by the next business day. At the Meridian Group of Chesterfield, a therapist will always talk to you before the first meeting to answer any questions you might have.

If you make an initial appointment with one of our therapists and would like to fill out part of the intake forms at home in advance, visit the Forms page to download and print the appropriate form.

What to expect during your first visit

Prior to your first visit, you will talk to your therapist on the telephone to discuss the reasons you or your child is seeking treatment or assessment and to arrange an initial appointment time. Your therapist will always talk with you first before making appointment to answer any questions you might have.

You will then be directed to download the intake questionnaires from the website that you may complete prior to the first visit. Bring those forms with you on the first visit, along with insurance information and any other documentation that you believe might be helpful. When you arrive for your appointment, let the receptionist know you are there and she will inform your therapist that you have arrived, will take your paperwork, and make a copy of your insurance card. If you have questions about your insurance coverage, you may ask the receptionist or your therapist.

During your first your first visit you will discuss the reasons you are seeking treatment or an assessment. Your therapist will ask you questions to help clarify your concerns and develop a plan of treatment. By the end of the initial interview, you will have a plan of action and determine the next step in treatment. This usually would be you or your child coming back to continue treatment. If psychological testing is part of the intervention, then that testing would usually be done on the second visit.