What is Integrated Care?
Integrated care is the systematic coordination of general and behavioral healthcare. The integration of mental health, substance abuse and primary care services produce the best outcomes, and prove to be the most effective approach in caring for people with multiple healthcare needs.
Goals of Integrated Care
CNS Healthcare strives to create an integrated care environment, so consumers receive their physical and behavioral health needs in one setting. Therefore, all healthcare information is accessible from one place. For physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, nurses, medical assistants and other healthcare professionals, one setting makes it much easier to monitor all health conditions a person may have and to coordinate treatments.
Chronic Health Conditions
People with mental and substance abuse disorders may die decades earlier than the average person. Conditions like hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease are aggravated by poor health habits such as inadequate physical activity, poor nutrition, smoking, and substance abuse. Barriers to primary care – coupled with challenges in navigating complex health care systems – have been a major obstacle to care.
By participating in our Integrated Care Program, you can expect to:
- Improve your health conditions
- Have a supportive care team working on your behalf
- Receive individualized attention for your specific needs
- Have access to free wellness classes and health coaching
- Feel more knowledgeable about your health conditions
- Be able to take charge of your health and your life
- Feel better
If you have not enrolled, yet, please talk to your case manager to take advantage of this program.