Getting Started

Information for New Patients & Clients

Initial Contact

Dr. Whiteside is not scheduling new patients at this time.


Dr. Whiteside routinely sees clients Tuesday through Thursday, with the first appointment available at 8:30 a.m. and the last starting at 4:30 p.m.


Dr. Whiteside participates in the Blue Cross Blue Shield network of providers; he does not participate on any other insurance company panels or managed care plans. Be aware that some policies show the BCBS logo but “outsource” management of mental health benefits; in this case, Dr. Whiteside is NOT considered in-network under your plan. If not covered by BCBS, we can still help you file claims; many provide out-of-network benefits, sometimes with little difference in your out-of-pocket costs.


The Practice Administrator or Doctor will give you information about fees when you first call. The rate schedule in effect is shown in your contract. Patients covered by BCBS make co-payments after any applicable deductible has been met. Those not covered by BCBS will pay at the time of service by cash, check, or credit card. For convenience, you may place authorization on file. This arrangement is especially helpful if the patient is a student who comes alone to appointments.