UNDERSTANDING INTEGRATED CARE
What is Integrated Care?
The term, “integrated health care” refers to a collaboration between health professionals to provide complete treatment to patients and improve the overall well-being (psychological and physical). It’s a coordination of primary care (Accordia Health) and mental health services (AltaPointe Health).
Benefits extend to patients, caregivers, providers and even the larger health care system. Mental health specialty and general medical care providers work together to address both the physical and mental health needs of their patients. Integration works when primary health care (also known as family medical care) is introduced into specialty mental health care settings, such as AltaPointe Health and Accordia Health. By linking both family medical care and mental health providers it offers complete, coordinated, and convenient care for all:
♦ reduces depressive symptoms
♦ enhances access to services
♦ improves quality of care
♦ lowers overall health care costs
Integrated Care is offered at the following locations:
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