Integrated Services is an approach to health care that provides on-site access to patients with medical, substance abuse, and behavioral health concerns. Your medical team works together with you to provide comprehensive care that meets your individual needs. This eliminates the need for patients to find care in a variety of settings and it is much easier to access than traditional behavioral health services in the community because it is located right in your medical home.
Integrated Behavioral Health Services
The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) is part of your care team at Family First Health and focuses on the connection between your mental health wellness and your physical health. Integrated Behavioral Health is available to patients 13 years and older.
How can the Family First Health Integrated behavioral health team help me?
The BHC is a member of your medical team that assists you and your medical provider with some of your health concerns. Your medical provider may also ask you to see the BHC when you are here for a medical visit. Meeting with the BHC can help you identify things in your life that may get in the way of achieving your best overall health and wellness. They promote positive activities, help you use creative problem solving, and talk-through specific healthy lifestyle changes that you can make.
Integrated behavioral health services include help with:
- Smoking cessation
- Difficulty sleeping
- Substance abuse
- Stress management
- Inability to control chronic health conditions
What’s my first step to get started?
All patients that are seen by our BHC must be medical patients with Family First Health and have had a visit with their medical provider. You can ask your medical provider to connect you with a BHC or you can call the office to schedule your appointment.
What should I know for my first appointment?
You may see a BHC for a one time “booster” or numerous times for ongoing support. The BHC can complete an assessment of behavioral and mental health needs, and help connect you with the most appropriate resources for your needs.
Which FFH sites are these services available at?
- George Street Center
- Hannah Penn Center (A referral will be made for our George Street Center)
- Hanover Center
- Gettysburg Center
- Lewisberry Center
- Columbia Center
- Lebanon Center