We Help With Everything
At CHCW, we look at behavioral health as anything that relates to behavior. This could include concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and also include helping people improve their diet, sleep, and physical activity. Additionally, people trying to change behavior, such as quit smoking or start a new medication or exercise routine, BHCs are able to help come up with effective plans to ensure success!
The Importance of Integrated Behavioral Health
Integrated care involves full collaboration with your Primary Care Physician (PCP). In this model, behavioral health consultants (BHC’s) and providers jointly plan and execute goals, develop integrated care plans, co-manage patients, and maintain shared schedules.
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.