Integrated Care

Integrated Care provides you with immediate access to behavioral health services from the convenience of your primary care provider’s office, a place you know and trust.

How does Integrated Care work? 

Integrated Care helps address problems at their onset to prevent larger issues from occurring. If an issue is identified during your primary care appointment, you can talk to a behavioral health consultant - often on the same day.

Behavioral health consultants will partner with you and your primary care provider to offer short-term behavioral health services, assessment and/or referrals if you need additional support.

Behavioral health consultants can help with a variety of medical and mental health issues, such as:

  • Insomnia 
  • Anxiety
  • Child development concerns
  • Discipline strategies
  • Depression
  • Fear of needles
  • Stress
  • Death of a loved one
  • Managing illness
  • Medication changes
  • Pain management 
  • Relationship concerns

Benefits of Integrated Care

  • Care is provided when you need it, often the same day that you see your primary care provider.
  • You better understand the connection between your emotional experiences and physiological (bodily) responses to them. 
  • You learn coping skills to manage stressors so you can get back to your normal routine more quickly. 
  • Engaging in integrated care lowers the cost of care by helping to prevent larger issues from occurring such as extra appointments, hospital stays or emergency room visits.
  • You experience improvements in your immediate and long-term health.

Appointments with a behavioral health consultant

  • Require a referral from a primary care provider 
  • Are open to children and adults
  • Typically include one to four visits 
  • May be available on the same day as the request
  • Could result in a referral for ongoing services 
  • Are available in the following locations:
    • Family Medicine-La Crosse and Onalaska
    • Internal Medicine-La Crosse and Onalaska
    • Pediatrics-La Crosse and Onalaska
    • More sites coming soon

If you have any questions, talk to your primary care provider.

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