Welcome back to the Behavioral Health Blog!
Welcome to the February Behavioral Health Blog!
HealthPoint Behavioral Health Summit Updates:
Behavioral Health just wrapped its’ second Behavioral Health Summit. Organization-wide integration of Behavioral Health is progressing and gaining momentum as we’ve added more resources to expand the services offered and increase patient access to Behavioral Health-related care. The Behavioral Health team is doing this by utilizing the Collaborative Care Model, which emphasizes the importance of Team-Based Care. We are also partnering with a tele-psych company called Integrative Health Centers (IHC). IHC will be credentialed along with all other HealthPoint employees and will document their visits in eCW. IHC will provide a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for medical management, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for traditional counseling services, and a psychiatrist to serve as a professional consultant for our PCPs.
Our internal Behavioral Health is also growing to include LCSWs, who will be available for “warm-handoffs”/brief interventions. We’ve also just hired a Behavioral Health Services Coordinator Medical Assistant who will be housed in our internal Behavioral Health Department at our BCS Clinic, which is moving to the far east end of the building and into the old TAMU CAC space. More support is on the way to help our PCPs care for our patients with Behavioral Health-related issues, but it will be a few more months before all the resources are in place and IHC is fully on-boarded. Please reach out to our Complex Care Management and Behavioral Health Program Manager, Charise Troncin (email@example.com), with any questions!