A behavioral health specialist is available to speak with you on the same day as your regular medical visits. We can help you with daily stress, difficulties in relationships, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, sexual health, parenting, or any degree of mental illness.
We provide an assessment of substance abuse disorders (for you or a loved one) and can provide some treatments for them. First, you must be enrolled with a primary care provider at PHC. Then, your primary care provider can refer you for services in the Mental Health Department with a psychologist, therapist or psychiatrist, based on what type of approach you would like to try.
If you are interested in therapy, you can meet with a psychologist (Ph.D.) or a therapist (LCSW) to talk about your concerns and get more support, skills or insight into the problem. If you are interested in medications, you can meet with a psychiatrist (MD) to discuss those options.
Once you are seeing one type of mental health provider, you can still work with the others should that need or interest arise. All these different providers are very adept at helping you decide which type of care would be best.