Primary Health Care and Behavioral Health Care Provided Together in One Location Just for You!
WHAT are Behavioral Health Services?
Behavioral health services are part of the treatment package you receive as a patient of one of our clinics. Each of our primary care providers (PCP) have access to a team of behavioral health professionals who can assist them with figuring out and treating any behavioral health issue. Behavioral Health Staff consist of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Consulting Psychiatrists, and Behavioral Health Care Managers. When negative habits, behaviors, stress, or worry start interfering with your daily life, Behavioral Health Services can make the difference for your physical and emotional well-being.
HOW can Behavioral Health Services Help Me?
Some of the things we can do are:
1. Help reduce symptoms related to chronic medical conditions or help you cope better with these conditions, such as migraine and tension headaches, fibromyalgia, diabetes, asthma, COPD, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, and even chronic pain.
2. Help develop plans for behavioral change programs, such as smoking cessation, weight loss, alcohol use, exercise or other lifestyle changes.
3. Help with emotional or behavioral problems such as family or relationship difficulties, excess stress, bereavement, depression, anxiety, substance abuse or anger problems.
WHAT Should I Expect When I Receive Behavioral Health Services?
You can expect them to ask you specific questions about your physical symptoms, any emotional concerns you are experiencing, your behaviors, and how all of these might be related. Then you, your behavioral health provider and your primary care provider will work as a team to come up with a plan to get you on the path to wellness. As part of your healthcare team, behavioral health staff will share an electronic healthcare record with your other team members. They have the same HIPPA privacy rules to follow as your PCP. In general, PCPs and Behavioral Health Staff cannot share information about you with anyone outside of your treatment team. Exceptions include emergencies that affect the safety of you or other people or if you give written
WHERE are my Behavioral Health Services?
No need to look for a different building. Behavioral Health Services are right in your primary care provider’s office!
WHEN can I use my Behavioral Health Services?
You may be able to see them today! Just talk to your primary care provider and they will help you get the services you need.