Working as a team, an Integrated Behavioral Health Provider (IBHP) and your Primary Care Provider (PCP) consider the physical, behavioral, social and emotional aspects of your health and help you determine a course of action that will work best for you.
Fort HealthCare’s IBHPs are licensed mental health professionals that understand the connection between the mind, body and spirit, as well as the impact of these areas on a person’s health. They can help you and your PCP develop treatment plans for smoking cessation, unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, alcohol use, or other necessary lifestyle changes. The IBHP can also help you to develop skills to effectively manage social, emotional or behavioral difficulties.
This program will provide more immediate, solution-focused strategies to address behavioral health needs, offer continued access to psychiatric services and improved communication and coordination of care between primary care clinicians, mental healthcare providers and agencies. Most important, we believe this program offers improved overall health for our patients by delivering preventive and acute behavioral health care in the most effective manner.
If it is determined that you would benefit from longer term behavioral health treatment, Fort HealthCare’s Center for Behavioral Health Department has a team of licensed mental health professionals. The Center for Behavioral Health Department treats all ages and most presenting needs. Our therapists are equipped with a toolbox of evidence-based practices to help ensure you receive care that supports recovery outcomes.
Our board certified psychiatrist provides assessment, evaluation and treatment for individuals with a variety of mental health needs. Psychiatrists are medical physicians who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses including substance abuse and addiction. They are uniquely qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological conditions. Because they are medical doctors they may also determine if there is a need for medication to restore imbalances in body chemistry that often contribute to your mental health and well-being.
Alicia Leslie, MSW, LCSW