Behavioral Health

Integrated Behavioral Health

 

Integrated Behavioral Health

Family First Health offers Behavioral Health on site at most locations. The Behavioral Health Consultant is part of your care team at Family First Health and focuses on the connection between your mental health well ness and your physical health.  Behavioral Health is available to patients 13 years and older. Our Collaborative Care approach consists of 10-12 sessions focused on reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety and related conditions. Through the promotion of positive activities, coping skills and support, patients learn how to manage symptoms and improve their quality of life. A problem solving focus assists patients in identifying and resolving barriers to improved whole health.

The common health problems that can be referred to Behavioral Health include: depression, feeling helpless or hopeless, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, tobacco use, substance use, obesity and physical inactivity. Our patient centered model values you as an important part of the team caring for your whole health.

To learn more about our Integrated Behavioral Health, please talk with your provider.

Effective July 1, 2018, appointments with your Collaborative Care LCSW will be billed according to your insurance coverage.

  • If you have Medicaid, nothing is changing for your visits. Your insurance will continue to be billed.
  • If you have Medicare, you will be billed for the 20% co-insurance.
  • If you are on Medicare Advantage or another private insurance plan, you may be charged your co-pay for the visit.  However, you may be eligible for our sliding fee, depending on your household size and income.
  • If you are uninsured, you will be charged a nominal fee for your visit, according to our sliding fee discount program.
  • If you see behavioral health during your visit with your provider today, you will be billed for both visits.

FFH staff can help you with these costs! Please speak to your provider or their team member regarding the cost of your care and our sliding fee discount program, and opportunities to get covered if you are uninsured.