Health Partners of Western Ohio

Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health Services

Integrated Behavioral Health is a team approach to helping all of our patients achieve wellness in both body and mind.  When a patient comes in for medical care, our medical and behavioral health staff work together to address all of the patient’s concerns, both problems of the body and any problems that affect daily living.  In this approach, the patient’s team of providers ask the following questions:  Can we identify our patient’s problems early?  Can we help resolve them quickly?  Can we help prevent further problems down the road?  Can we help our patient identify him/herself as “well” and making healthy life choices to the highest degree possible?  Some examples of typical behavioral health concerns might include feelings of depression or anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, and overeating.

In this model of care where the focus is on solving problems, behavioral health visits are brief (usually 15-30 minutes), limited in number (usually 1-6 visits), and are conveniently provided in the patient exam room.

The behavioral health providers are Licensed Independent Social Workers (LISW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) and/or Doctorates in Behavioral Health (DBH).