This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
When you come to HealthSource, it is routine for your Clinician to include a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) in your care plan. Many medical conditions require lifestyle changes, and a BHC can be an important tool in effectively making those changes and receiving the best outcomes from your treatment at HealthSource.
In addition, you may ask your Clinician for help from the BHC anytime you need it. There are a variety of behaviors that can stand in the way of your overall mental health and wellbeing. Our Behavioral Health Consultants are here to help you navigate those behaviors and live the life you want.
At Healthsource, it is considered routine care for your Primary Care Provider (PCP) to include the Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) in your care. We also encourage you to ask your PCP for the BHC’s help at any time.
Our BHCs have expertise in how behaviors, thoughts, and emotions impact your health and wellness. They use behavioral science to help you and your PCP with any health-related problem or goal. They can help you do more of the things that are important to you in life, even when your health or other challenges make it harder for you.
The BHC can see you any time you or your Clinician request it. Whenever possible, the BHC will see you while you are in the office to see your Clinician, but the BHC can do telehealth visits too. BHC visits usually last 15-30 minutes. During that time, the BHC will get a “snapshot” of your daily life and of the problem, and then they will help you make a plan to address it. You may need only one BHC visit for any given problem, or you may schedule a follow-up visit, just like when you see your Clinician.
The BHC can help with almost anything! Some common problems are listed to the right, but if you are wondering whether the BHC could help with something else, just ask your Clinician.
Call your HSO office if you think a BHC can help you today.