Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Primary Care Behavioral Health Services

A new trend in mental health treatment, is to offer services in house at the medical clinic.  More than five years ago Santa Clara County initiated primary care behavioral health services where the psychiatrist and therapist are colocated with the medical clinics.  This services are for individuals with mild to moderate problems, and not those needing intensive case management services.  Santa Clara County Mental health boasts five such clinics.  There are more clinics in the works.  Additionally there are contracted providers which also have behavioral health mild to moderate components, and offer services conjointly with primary care.

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