Timothy A. Murphy, M.D.
Providing Psychiatric Care for Children and Adults
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
Past-President of the California Psychiatric Association
December 31, 2021 - Important Announcement from Dr. Murphy:
After 35 years in Fallbrook, I have closed my private practice. I want to thank my staff, my patients, their family members, the many therapists who have collaborated with me, the physician community, and town of Fallbrook itself, for the trust and support offered to me for over three decades. It has been a wonderful practice in a special place, and I will be forever grateful. I will miss the Fallbrook office - though I do hope to see many of you in Temecula at the new clinic.
I will be working part-time work for Community Psychiatry, seeing patients by telehealth until the opening of their new Temecula office in March. Active patients with commercial insurance will very likely have the option of continuing with me there, as Community Psychiatry is a provider for most of the major insurance carriers. Established patients should call Community Psychiatry at (855) 427-2778 to schedule appointments and verify insurance coverage. All patients are being asked to schedule an "initial evalutation" when seen for the first time by me in my new setting.
Mail: PO Box 484, Fallbrook, CA. 92088
Voice Mail: (760) 723-5459; messages will be checked several times weekly.
Fax: (760) 723-7872
Dr. Murphy does not currently use email to communicate with patients about direct clinical care; emails are not checked daily, and there are concerns about security, and the potential that messages may be diverted to spam. Please use this address for questions of a nonclinical nature, or for materials appropriate for unprotected email. Let us know if you wish to send or recieve sensitive information; you will then recieve a notification from MailHippo, a HIPAA compliant messaging service that encrypts emails and medical files.
Transfering Records: When registering to see Dr. Murphy at Community Psychiatry, or if transfering care to a new psychiatrist (or to your primary care physician), you should complete a release of information form and have it forwarded to Dr. Murphy by email, fax, or US mail. Your physician will supply you with a form and can forward it to us, or you can download one by clicking on this link: release_of_medical_information_2022.pdf
Medication: Dr. Murphy's practice is closed and requests for medication should now be directed to your new psychiatrist or primary care physician that will be providing care going forward. It may be possible for Dr. Murphy to provide a small refill of an existing medication for his current patients to last until a scheduled appointment with him at Community Psychiatry or with another physician. Patients are asked to first contact Dr. Murphy by phone or email to indicate the date of the upcoming scheduled appointment.