Our Behavioral Health specialists help complete our patients' health!
Bighorn Valley Health Center’s core belief is that the health of the individual, the family and the community are inextricably linked. Therefore, we’re making behavioral health services available to our patients as part of a comprehensive approach to integrated care.
What is Integrated Care?
We have behavioral health specialists working together with our primary care doctors, which allows us to treat the whole person rather than treating isolated symptoms. This team approach is innovative, and fits with our belief in the dynamic nature of true wellness. Because the health of our mind and emotions are connected to our physical health, having specialists work together in the same place to address both areas provides a continuous and comprehensive approach in working to improve quality of life.
Integrated Care can be confusing to some, especially since there are so many moving pieces.
Each team member plays a vital role. Each team member is connected like pieces of a puzzle. Once connected the overall picture becomes clear and a care plan is created that best serves you.
Read a short description below to better understand each piece.
The Patient's Role
You are the most important person on the team. You will participate actively with the Primary Care Provider (PCP) and Care Manager (CM).
The Primary Care Provider (PCP)
The PCP oversees all your medical needs while working with your team to make sure you get the best possible care. The PCP works closely with your Care Manager to track your progress.
The Care Manager (CM)
The CM works closely with you and the PCP to implement a care plan. The CM will have the most contact with you to track your progress and if necessary confer with the PCP to adjust your plan.
The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC)
The Behavioral Health Consultant is the expert on your team that recommends treatment options and assists you in setting behavioral goals. The CM will meet regularly with your consultant to talk about progress of treatment.
When needed a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) is available to assist with substance abuse issues.
Some services available through tele-health. For questions, more info or to make an appointment please call 406.665.4103.
About Bighorn Valley Health Center
Bighorn Valley Health Center is a community-based, outpatient primary health care center designed to serve the whole community. We recognize that though health care begins by alleviating sickness, the journey to a true culture of health is achieved through the health of the whole person and the whole community. As a community health center, BVHC will provide its primary care health services to people of any age, ethnicity, income or insurance status.
Patients will not be discriminated against because of age, gender, sexual preference, race, creed, culture or national origin, non-job related handicapping condition or developmental disabilities in compliance with all state, federal and local laws.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact us at 406.665.4103