In addition to hospital-based treatments for acute mental health conditions, we offer comprehensive outpatient behavioral health services for adults whose primary care provider is at University Health.
Outpatient care means that you do not have to stay in the hospital for treatment. Instead, you will meet with your doctor for regular appointments. At University Health, we provide comprehensive evaluations to find the source of your condition.
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Mental and Physical Health Evaluation
We will start with a psychiatric evaluation. During a psychiatric evaluation, your doctor may ask:
- About your behavior and what triggers you
- About your symptoms
- How your mental condition affects work, school and relationships
- For your complete health history
An evaluation may also include lab tests, such as:
- Blood tests
- Brain imaging
- Educational assessments
- Speech and language assessments
We also can help you manage the right medications that work for you, and make adjustments as you need them.
We offer individual therapy and family intervention as well, and can help connect you with additional resources in the community.
Behavioral Health Care Team
We make it a priority to work closely and collaborate with your primary care provider to ensure we’re all working together toward effectively treating your mental health condition.
The behavioral health specialists at University Health include:
- Case managers
- Chemical dependency counselors
- Registered nurses
- Social workers
Each member of your team is licensed or board certified in their field. Our team-based approach helps to ensure you get the attention and treatment you need, at all times.
Treating a Behavioral Health Condition
Depending on the nature of your condition, your doctor may recommend behavior therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy or a combination of methods.
- Behavior therapy involves changing the way you physically behave in order to treat a mental disorder.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy involves making an effort to change the way you think in order to manage your behavioral condition.
- Medication to manage your symptoms, especially when there is a chemical imbalance in your brain causing the condition.
We understand that treating your mental health condition can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. Your team of specialists is there to help you each step of the way. Please don’t hesitate to call us when you have questions about your treatment plan.