Find the Best Psychiatrists in San Mateo, CA

Choose from approximately 185 LifeStance psychiatrists that serve patients in San Mateo, 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 San Mateo, California, by choosing from approximately 40 local and 145 online psychiatry providers in San Mateo, 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 San Mateo, California.

Find the best LifeStance psychiatrists in San Mateo, 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 San Mateo, California who specializes in your presenting concerns.

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

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About the City

San Mateo, located in the heart of California, is a diverse and dynamic city that captivates visitors with its unique blend of cultures and stunning landscapes. With a population of over 100,000, the city boasts a rich demographic tapestry, comprising of individuals from various ethnic backgrounds. Its neighborhoods, such as Baywood, Aragon, and Hillsdale, offer a mix of architectural styles, from historic Victorian homes to modern developments. What sets San Mateo apart is its proximity to nature, with breathtaking parks like Coyote Point and Crystal Springs providing residents with ample opportunities for outdoor activities. The city's commitment to sustainability and innovation is evident in its numerous green initiatives, making San Mateo a truly exceptional place to live and explore.

Neighborhoods in the City

San Mateo, California, is home to several distinct neighborhoods. These include Baywood, known for its beautiful waterfront properties, Beresford, with its tree-lined streets and spacious homes, and Hillsdale, offering a mix of residential and commercial areas. Additionally, the city features the vibrant downtown area, bustling with shops and restaurants, and the serene Shoreview neighborhood, offering a peaceful coastal atmosphere.

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FAQs about how to find a LifeStance psychiatrist in San Mateo, 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: Partners Direct Health, Provider Network of America (PNOA), Sana Benefits, Tricare East (Humana Military), Aetna, Evernorth (Cigna), Humana, MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP), MultiPlan (PHCS), Optum (UnitedHealthcare), Magellan, Managed Health Network (HealthNet), Lakeside Medical (Regal Medical), Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Carelon (Beacon), Santa Barbara Select IPA (SBSIPA), Scripps Health Plan, Sharp Health Plan, Elevance Health (Anthem BC) 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.