Hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations
Integrated care is “the systematic coordination of general and behavioral healthcare. Integrating mental health, substance abuse, and primary care services produces the best outcomes and proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs.” SAMHSA*
Evidence shows that integrating primary care and behavioral health services can improve patients’ physical and mental health outcomes while also helping to control costs.
Direct coordination between primary care providers and behavioral health care providers like River City Comprehensive Counseling Services has been shown to:
– Reduce emergency room utilization
– Reduce inpatient admissions
– Improve physical and behavioral health outcomes for patients
– Ensure that patients attend follow up appointments
– Connect patients with community resources to prevent future “super-user” activity
– Reduce overall costs of patient care
*quote courtesy of SAMHSA
At River City, we are wholeheartedly committed to the overall biological, psychological, social, and spiritual health and well-being of our clients. We focus on reducing or alleviating the emotional, mental, and behavioral distress resulting from psychiatric and substance abuse conditions. We believe that every client we encounter is capable of achieving an improved quality of life and we work with them through the delivery of professional psychiatric and substance abuse services provided by a multidisciplinary team of behavioral health providers who are committed to quality care to achieve their goals.
We believe in partnering with area hospitals and healthcare facilities in order to provide immediate and long-term professional behavioral health care. When a patient enters an emergency room and is assessed with a psychiatric condition, River City can respond immediately to emergency room professionals and the client applying evidence-based practices such as DBT, CBT, and MATRIX therapies to prevent an inpatient hospitalization and return the client to a more stable condition in their home environment.
Children (ages 5-17) & adults (18 and older) with one or more of the following diagnoses:
– Bipolar Disorder
– Major Depression
– Schizoaffective Disorder
– Anxiety Disorder
– Substance abuse
– Complex co-occurring disorders
– Improved quality of life and overall functioning
– Community reintegration with purposeful activities
– Prevention of future hospital readmission