Find the Best Psychiatrists in Merced, CA

Choose from approximately 185 LifeStance psychiatrists that serve patients in Merced, California. We are the largest behavioral care provider platform in the USA. Our psychiatrists see patients in 44 local offices in California and also provide virtual appointments throughout the state.

Find the best psychiatrist near you in Merced, California, by choosing from approximately 5 local and 185 online psychiatry providers in Merced, California. LifeStance practices represent the largest behavioral care provider platform in the USA. Our highly rated licensed psychiatrists see patients in 44 mental health clinics in California and also provide online psychiatry services. LifeStance psychiatrists specialize in treating a range of mental healthcare issues, including depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and addictions, in Merced, California.

Find the best LifeStance psychiatrists in Merced, California. Search our psychiatrist directory to find a doctor that specializes in treating a range of mental health care issues, including depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and addictions.

Whenever you need a psychiatrist to diagnose a mental health disorder for you or a family member or to start a treatment for a condition you have already been diagnosed with, you will find a LifeStance doctor within our network.

Find a LifeStance psychiatrist in Merced, California who specializes in your presenting concerns.

Read more FAQS below about how to find a LifeStance psychiatrist in Merced, California.

Our Top Rated Psychiatrists Serve the Merced Metropolitan Area


Atwater, Livingston, Winton

About the City

Merced, located in California's Central Valley, is a diverse and close-knit community. With a population of around 83,000, the city boasts a rich blend of cultures and ethnicities. The demographics reflect a mix of Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian residents, contributing to a vibrant tapestry of traditions and cuisines. Merced is divided into distinct neighborhoods, each with its own character. From the historic downtown area with its charming Victorian architecture to the bustling college town atmosphere near the University of California, Merced offers a range of experiences. What sets Merced apart is its strong agricultural heritage, as it is surrounded by fertile farmland, making it a hub for farming and agribusiness.

Neighborhoods in the City

Merced, California, is home to several distinct neighborhoods. These include Downtown, known for its historic buildings and local businesses. The Northside offers a mix of residential and commercial areas. The Southside features a variety of housing options and parks. Lastly, the Eastside is known for its quiet streets and family-friendly atmosphere.

Merced Metropolitan Area

FAQs about how to find a LifeStance psychiatrist in Merced, California

Yes, most California health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover psychiatrist visits, including the initial evaluation and regular sessions (check-ins). However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the insurance plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. Just like any other medical professional, if the psychiatrist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the psychiatrist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee.

We work with: Provider Network of America (PNOA), MultiPlan (PHCS), MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP), Aetna, Evernorth (Cigna), Humana, Optum (UnitedHealthcare), Partners Direct Health, Sana Benefits, Tricare East (Humana Military), Lakeside Medical (Regal Medical), Magellan, Managed Health Network (HealthNet), Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Carelon (Beacon), Santa Barbara Select IPA (SBSIPA), Scripps Health Plan, Elevance Health (Anthem BC), Sharp Health Plan and Blue Shield of California.

If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan (or so called “open access” plans), you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a psychiatrist out-of-network in California.

If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. LifeStance accepts most of the commercial health insurance plans.