1 in 5 U.S. Adults Experience Mental Illness
These issues can include depression, anxiety, diabetes management, weight loss, smoking cessation, and drinking or drug use problems. This has led a growing number of healthcare providers to offer integrated behavioral health and primary care to their patients. You are not alone!
The Importance of Integrated Behavioral Health
Integrated practices use a systematic clinical approach to identify patients who are in need of behavioral health services and engage both providers and patients in shared-decision making.
The main goal of most of the integrated care programs is to improve communication between behavioral health and primary care providers and thereby improve care coordination. We aim to:
- Increase availability of behavioral health services within the medical model
- Provide support to the PCP in addressing patients’ behavioral health needs
- Mitigate negative impacts on physical health
- Improve patient clinical outcomes and increase overall satisfaction with care through the integrated care model.
Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home
We have been awarded the PCMH Certificaiton
The Patient Centered Medical Home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. It builds better relationships between people and their clinical care teams. Research shows they improve quality, the patient experience and staff satisfaction, while reducing health care cost.