Integrated Health Services

PROGRAMS

Integrated Health Services

Integrated Health Services provides integrated primary and behavioral healthcare services by an integrated team in partnership with Covenant Community Care. The team addresses multiple chronic healthcare conditions at the same time, some of which are psychiatric and some of which are medical care needs.

Services

In partnership with Covenant Community Care, the Integrated Health Services program is offered at both our Waterman Outpatient Clinic and 5716 Wellness. Referrals to the program happen both ways: Our mental health staff refer individuals with medical needs to Covenant; and Covenant refers patients with mental health needs to our counselors.

The goals of Integrated Health Services are:

  • To provide a holistic approach to the health needs of mental health consumers by working with medical doctors
  • To identify and treat or refer previously undiagnosed patients presenting with mental illness
  • To provide solution-focused treatment to help with stress, panic attacks, headaches, smoking, palpitation, and sleep issues
  • To integrate the cognitive approach to chronic disease management at the same time with the medical appointment
  • To link healthcare consumers with community resources to help them deal with the situations, like unemployment, foreclosure, lack of food, and other problems

 

RESULTS

Integrated Health Services is succeeding in helping patients to improve their overall health

Patients require less emergency and hospital care, and the duration of both their illness and their medical treatments is shortened

40% of the consumers in the program make meaningful psychiatric changes and their blood pressure readings show significant improvement
Medical patients were generally willing to participate in the screenings and the follow up counseling appointments
Physician’s mental health screenings alerted medical staff to underlying emotional and behavioral issues

CONTACT:

Anyone seeking our counseling services, including Integrated Health Services, should contact our ACCESS and Welcome Center, which is the point of entry for all our mental health programs. ACCESS is located at our Waterman Outpatient Clinic at 1700 Waterman St., Detroit, MI 48209. To contact the ACCESS unit, call 313.841.7474 Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

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