Treat the Whole Person
By focusing on integrated care, we can begin to treat the whole person to achieve both mental and physical wellness. Individuals living with mental illness face an increased risk of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. In fact, adults living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than the general population.
The deaths are largely due to treatable, preventable medical conditions caused by risk factors including smoking, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, substance abuse, metabolic syndrome and inadequate access to medical care. To begin to address these issues, Oaks continues to expand integrated services to include primary care, substance abuse services, nutrition planning and more.
The Clinic in Mercer County features a new approach to integrated care designed to improve overall health and well-being through community-based mental health and addiction treatment. This groundbreaking national initiative is your One Stop Shop for coordinated care including care management, crisis stabilization services, ambulatory detox and on-site primary care screening through Henry J Austin.
Behavioral Health Home (BHH) is a person-centered system of care (not an actual home) which helps individuals and their families address both behavioral and physical healthcare needs to improve overall quality of life. Our goal is to educate, encourage and empower our consumers to successfully manage their own health. Team members include nurses, care managers/wellness coaches and a health mentor.
- Mercer County residents age 18 years and older
- Diagnosis of Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder
- Medicaid insurance
- Nursing assessments
- Coordination of treatment with all providers
- Coaching on healthy lifestyle changes and managing chronic health conditions
- Post hospital discharge support, including medication reconciliation
- Health and wellness activities including weight management, exercise groups, nutrition classes, tobacco cessation groups and more
- Basic needs support including housing, transportation, SSI assistance, etc.
- Linkage to community resources
BHH promotes activities and groups that focus on integrative care. Scheduled activities include wellness and recovery groups. BHH also provides assistance with nutrition, exercise, tobacco cessation and health screenings.
Questions about BHH? Call 609-396-6788 or fax referrals to 609-396-1623