High Country Community Health implements an Integrated Health Care model at all of it's treatment locations. This model of care focuses on making sure each patient has the knowledge and resources they need to take control of their health. Integrated Care focuses on prevention and empowerment through a care team that is devoted to the well being of the patient.
The Integrated Health Care Model includes the following services:
- Behavioral health assessments.
- Health behavior assessment and treatment necessary to effectively manage chronic medical conditions (e.g., Diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, and heart disease).
- Assess, diagnose and treat mental health problems (e.g. depression, suicide risk, anxiety disorders, addiction, and insomnia).
- Offer consultation and recommendations to family members, significant others, and other healthcare providers.
- Develop interventions that are relevant to a specific individual.
- Identify and assist patients in accessing community resources such as transportation, affordable medications, housing, childcare and nutritional foods.
Patient Centered Medical Home
- The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a care delivery model in which patient treatment is all coordinated through their primary care physician to ensure they receive the necessary care when and where they need it, and in a manner they can understand.
- The idea is to have a central setting that facilitates relationships between patients, their physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. Care is coordinated by registries, information technology, health information exchange and other means to assure that patients get the correct care when and where they need and want it.