Integrated Behavioral Health Counseling
With the knowledge that mental health is equally as important as physical health, the Clinic’s comprehensive Integrated Behavioral Health services provide counseling for patients using Primary Care Program questionnaires.
According to a 2017 National Survey of Drug Use and Mental Health administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), close to 19% of all rural residents suffer from some form of mental illness. The stigma associated with behavioral health consultation and treatment only underscores the importance of having a local, trusted treatment option, which the Clinic provides.
Through use of the patient surveys, the goal of the program is to increase access for depression and anxiety-related programing, as well as provide increased opportunities for referral to counselling services.