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What is the Behavioral Health services?

Behavioral Health service is a program available for you. Our goal is to assist you in improving your overall physical and mental health. The service offers help when stress or worry about your physical health, or other life problems, interfere with your daily life.

What problems can the Behavioral Health help me with?

Behavioral Health can help you develop plans for stress management or other lifestyle changes. It can also help you with emotional or behavioral problems such as difficulties with family or other relationships, grief, depression, anxiety, and anger.

Behavioral Health can help you reduce or cope better with symptoms of various medical conditions such as migraine and tension headaches, fibromyalgia, diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, and irritable bowel syndrome.

How is Behavioral Health different from the Health Clinic’s Mental Health team?

Behavioral Health simply adds another option for your complete health care. Behavioral Health provides consultation and brief intervention — not traditional psychotherapy. If you request it, or if Behavioral Health professionals think you would benefit from it, you will be referred to specialty mental health services.

Behavioral Health has a close working relationship with your primary medical provider and will keep them updated on how you are doing.

Remember: Your primary medical provider and you are still the leaders of your health care team. Behavioral Health’s main job is to help develop and implement the most helpful health care plan for you.

Who is eligible to use Behavioral Health?

Anyone who has a Primary Care physician at the Health Clinic. Self-referrals are also accepted.

What should I expect when I see the Behavioral Health professionals?

Your Behavioral Health professionals may ask you questions about your physical symptoms, the emotional concerns you are experiencing, your behaviors and how all of these might be related.

Although every effort will be made to protect your privacy, Behavioral Health has the same reporting obligations as all providers and must report situations that involve risks to self or others, such as when a person is suicidal, homicidal or when child abuse is suspected.

How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment:

  1. Call the appointment line at your Health Clinic.

  2. Visit the Primary Care desk at your Health Clinic and ask for an appointment with Behavioral Health.

  3. Ask your Primary Care Manager during your next visit if this service is appropriate for you.