Speak to a board-certified primary care provider in a safe, compassionate space to discuss and diagnose feelings of Anxiety and Depression, or create an updated treatment plan for an existing diagnosis.
Persistent feelings of sadness or worry
Lack of interest in activities you used to enjoy
Feeling irritable, easily frustrated, or restless
Trouble falling or staying asleep
Waking early or sleeping too much
Excessive eating or having no appetite
Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions
Feeling tired despite getting adequate sleep
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
We are trusted by over 50,000 patients every month. Here's what they have to say.
Accessibe, efficient, and I really like my provider's approach to my concerns and partnership in treatment planning. I feel validated, heard, and respected. Love how streamlined the app makes everything including the chat feature being open 24/7. Feels like I have open/quick access and flexibility in getting my needs met.
Simple and straightforward process, from home. The provider was more patient and attentive than I am accustomed to at my regular doctor.
Easy to get appointments, provider is kind, very helpful and is committed to helping me. This app was there when my doctors ignored me for YEARS.
Great selection of providers. They are kind and knowledgeable. Easy process - insurance accepted! Did my check in while at work, doesn’t get better than that!
Very convenient for video appointments. Provider is very caring and considerate.
Circle makes treatment accessible. In my area, providers are either not available at all or only available many months down the road. The service providers are very pleasant. Versus other options, where the service providers were rude and impatient, Circle actually has available appointments.
Provider very punctual, efficient, and informative. Easy to use. Helpful for my needs.
I always so feel so comfortable and heard with my providers. Chat support is amazing, and the app is so easy to navigate. Not one thing is hard to deal with.
My provider is awesome. She is always on time and prepared for my appointments. She is patient, listens to my concerns, and provides excellent care. The app is super easy to use and helps me keep track of my appointments and medical history. Definitely recommend!
I feel so much better!! I am so grateful for Circle Medical. Thank you all for listening to me and getting me the help I needed!
I referred a friend just yesterday. The reason why is I went through 5 other similar companies before I found this one that checks every box plus extra credit.
The app was very easy to use. I didn't have any problems at all. I really like it. The provider I chose was very good and very thorough. Everything on the app work and was just easy to maneuver. Thanks for such a great experience!!
I’ve been through a few online doctors and psychiatrists and Circle has provided the most professional providers I’ve encountered. They truly care about their patients. The app is also easily navigated and has multiple options of care!
The care and concern of providers, ease of access and use on app and the speed at which things move when dealing with your providers is excellent. I could not be more pleased or grateful to have a provider that listens.
It’s very convenient and flexible. The providers are very compassionate and foster an open environment that allows patients to take control of their health and well-being.
My provider was excellent - empathetic, resourceful, and intelligent. I'm grateful I was able to connect with her through Circle Medical.
I love how well-informed and empathetic my PCP is. It has been the best psychiatric provider experience I have had thus far in my life, I trust her so much more than my previous providers.
I feel like even though it’s virtual that my clinician connected with me. She is very knowledgeable and asks many questions to make sure the medicine I am taking is appropriate for me. I met another provider there when my chosen one wasn’t available and she made me feel the same way. I can trust both of these clinicians.
Circle Medical has been of a great help. Telemedicine is now necessary and they make you feel like you are at home. The providers are very professional and kind. I loved them.
Easy and convenient, providers have great personalities. First time I actually felt listened to and heard.
The care I’ve received from my providers has been excellent. They genuinely care about you as a person.
The provider listened, understood, and helped. Everything you look for. The appointment was convenient. I’m scheduling an appointment for my husband!
I have been working with a great doctor and being able to do everything from my house has been extremely helpful.
My experience with Circle has been great. The first, and my current provider is very caring and understanding. From my first appointment until now I was able to talk to her without feeling like my words were falling on deaf ears. I've already recommended Circle to my friend and I would reommend that anyone who needs any help shouldn't hesitate and make the right choice. It's nice to be able to say that!
I love the app. Excellent. You could book on an appt early or on weekends. The provider I work with is knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate and very supportive and thorough!!!
Helpful, kind, understanding staff and medical professionals who take time to hear you! Thank you all. It’s been a game changer for me!
Changed my life for the best.
I love the provider I’ve been consulting with. She’s attentive and helps me make informed decisions on any adjustments to medication.
I like the simplicity and consistency of interaction with the app; scheduling appointments and chatting without the nonsense back and forth missed phone calls and voicemails is a tremendous relief.
My provider with Circle Medical has been very thorough and helpful. I can get my meds for depression, thyroid and ADHD. She orders labs and follows up on the results.
Excellent service. Easy to navigate. Connections to professional staff that have helped me on multiple occasions.
I’m convinced that these wonderful people truly care about the patients they serve. I have made such a meaningful connection with my provider, and every rep who answers my questions in the chat. First-rate customer support. Easy appointment booking. Fair price. Thank you Circle Medical.
It's just been an easy process and this is the first time where I feel like my provider really wants to get to know me as a person and not just another appointment.
Professional and courteous healthcare providers, really provide strategies and courses of action to improve health besides just prescriptions. Easy to access and communicate with provider, user interface easy to navigate. Questions answered in timely manner through chat features.
My provider listened and didn't judge. She was very easy to talk and I felt heard.
My provider is very friendly and really understands my needs. She asks a lot of questions to get to understand what your needs are.
I've never had such immediate access to high quality medical care. It's wonderful.
My provider has been very helpful in helping me find the right treatment. She is patient and through. The platform is user-friendly and easy to use.
The convenience and the combination of PCP care with knowledge of mental health. The physician took the time to get to know me both physically and mentally.
They accepted my insurance, easy to schedule an appointment, easy to communicate with my doctor and they have been helping me with my health in the comfort of my home.
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Impeccable record of previous care
Anxiety / Depression Treatment
Yes, our Circle Medical providers are able to provide a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of mild to moderate anxiety or depression.
If you are diagnosed by one of our providers, we are able to provide ongoing healthcare in the form of regular check-ins, assessments, therapy referrals, and evidence-based prescription management if appropriate.
Please note that booking and paying for a video appointment with one of our Circle Medical providers does not guarantee a diagnosis, or a specific medication.
A full medical assessment takes into account the patient’s full health summary, evidence-based diagnostic tools, and other safety factors. Treatment is up to the provider's discretion. We encourage you to read through this entire FAQ for additional details.
Our goal, as a primary care practice, is to make mental health more accessible and integrated with primary care. However, primary care has its limitations and this means that there may be instances where it is recommended that you see a specialist, or psychiatrist, for your care.
Circle Medical is a primary care practice, which means that we are not able to treat more complex mental health conditions/medication, such as:
• History of psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder
• You are currently taking, or seeking a prescription for, Benzodiazepines, opiate pain medication, or controlled substance sleep aids
To see a list of states, please start booking an appointment. You will be able to select from all of the lists where we are currently practicing.
You must be currently residing in the state of treatment as well as have your primary pharmacy be in that same state in order to be a patient at our practice.
Our providers are board-certified providers (MD’s/DO’s/NP’s/PA’s) who are able to provide a full scope of primary care services, including mental health, at Circle Medical. We do not have psychiatrists on our platform, however, our Circle Medical providers are able to provide a wide range of mental health care services in a primary care setting to provide access to life-changing care to our patients.
More complex mental health cases may require a psychiatrist to diagnose/treat. We encourage you to please read through this entire FAQ section for additional information.
You do not need to book your initial appointment with a doctor. You can book your appointment with any provider that we have available. Our providers all work closely together to make sure that we are providing the same excellent standard of care to all patients regardless of which provider you book your appointment with.
The first intake appointment is 30 minutes. Follow-up appointments are 20 minutes each.
$100 per appointment
For non-therapy appointments:
We contract with most PPO insurance plans. If you are a California Bay Area resident, we also work with a small number of HMO plans.
To verify if we work with your insurance, simply start booking an appointment online. You will be prompted to enter your insurance details and will receive eligibility results instantly as well as an estimate of your appointment cost prior to confirming your appointment.
Some PPO plans that we currently work with are:
Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Blue Shield of California, Cigna, Health Net, Humana, and United Healthcare.
Plans that we cannot work with are:
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide care for patients who have Medi-Cal or Medicaid insurance. This is because we are not licensed Medi-Cal or Medicaid providers, so we are not able to provide care, even if these patients choose to pay cash instead of use their insurance. If you have Medi-Cal or Medicaid, please do not book an appointment with us, as we will be unable to provide care even if you do not enter your insurance information.
If you've been diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression before and have your diagnosis paperwork available, you can email it to [email protected]. Be sure to use the same email address that you used to sign up when booking your appointment.
Note: This step is optional. After your first visit, we will facilitate getting your medical records from your previous provider.
After you are diagnosed, if you are prescribed medications, we will coordinate sending these prescriptions to your preferred pharmacy.
Circle Medical providers are able to prescribe many different medications that can help treat symptoms of Anxiety and Depression, including SSRIs. Common SSRIs include citalopram (Cipramil), dapoxetine (Priligy), escitalopram (Cipralex), fluoxetine (Prozac or Oxactin), fluvoxamine (Faverin), paroxetine (Seroxat), sertraline (Lustral), and vortioxetine (Brintellix).
However, Circle Medical providers will NOT prescribe benzodiazepines, which include alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), halazepam (Paxipam), lorzepam (Ativan), oxazepam (Serax), prazepam (Centrax), and quazepam (Doral).
You may have a 2-week follow-up if you are on a new dosage for treatment. Once your treatment has stabilized, you will have monthly follow-up appointments to maintain treatment.
If you have questions at any time, please feel free to chat with your provider and care team via our secure app.
It can take 1-2 appointments for a complete anxiety and/or depression assessment to take place and for a possible diagnosis to be made.
Your provider will prepare a personalized plan for you after each visit including a diagnosis, recommendation, prescriptions and resources for additional reading.
Have questions about your medical insurance? Notice new symptoms? Your Care Coordinator and doctor are available to talk using secure, HIPAA-compliant chat.