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Request for Proposals for Construction Services (1700 S. Lamar, Suite 332 Austin, TX 78704)

A public log is kept of the names of all proposers who submitted proposals in response to Integral Care’s RFP dated July 5, 2017. Contents of any proposal shall not be disclosed to competing proposers prior to award of a contract. The public log may be accessed here.

Mental Health First Aid: Take a class, save a life.

Integral Care was awarded a grant by St. David's Foundation to expand our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training program. We are now offering weekly classes to the community. MHFA is a one-day training that teaches people how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or showing signs of mental illness or substance use disorder. Just like CPR can save someone who can't breathe or is having a heart attack, MHFA can save a life.

Register for MHFA today.

Hub Learning Community Annual Conference

Join us for the Hub Learning Community’s 2nd Annual Conference – New Directions: The Future of ID/DD and Mental Health. The conference will be held August 16th – 17th at the Embassy Suites Central Austin.

This free, two day conference is focused on supporting professionals who assist people with ID/DD. It will feature interactive workshops on topics like relationship boundaries, crisis support strategies and sensory processing disorders. Our keynote speakers are Hannah Jurewicz of Dungarvin who will discuss ID/DD and Substance Abuse and Lori McIlwain of the National Autism Association who will discuss Wandering and Elopement. Register today.

Integral Care Medication Prescribing Changes

There is an urgent health crisis facing our country. Over the last 15 years, there has been a major increase in deaths and overdoses from prescription drugs across the United States. To ensure the health and safety of our clients and reduce the risk of adverse events, Integral Care will change our prescribing practices effective January 1, 2017. Specifically, Integral Care will no longer prescribe sedatives, hypnotics, anxiolytics, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, opioids, opiate narcotics or psychostimulants to our clients. There are some exceptions to the change, available for review in the Prescribing Changes Policy. This change is in line with prescribing practices of other mental health authorities.

Integral Care staff received special training and will be working closely with each client to transition them to medications that are safer and still effective over the coming months. We’re also working with stakeholders across the community to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the clients we serve. Please contact Medical Director Dr. Craig Franke at craig.franke@integralcare.org or (512) 445-7750 with any questions or concerns. You can also learn more about the prescribing changes here.

Nondiscrimination and Language Access

Integral Care’s vision of Healthy Living for Everyone promotes an inclusive culture respectful of all individuals. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. To support positive health outcomes for the diverse populations we serve, we also provide Language Access Services to individuals with disabilities as well as non-English speakers to ensure everyone gets the care they need. Learn more here.

Department of State Health Services Monthly Ability-To-Pay Fee Schedule

Integral Care charges a maximum monthly fee for services based on a client’s income and family size. To determine their maximum monthly fee, Integral Care clients must provide all required documents and complete a Financial Assessment. Click here to learn more.

Integral Care Implements Continuous Open Enrollment of New Providers

Integral Care is pleased to announce that applications for new and renewing providers will now be continuously accepted throughout the year. We think you’ll like the changes we’ve made to the applications!  To learn more visit the Provider page.

Integral Care Selected for Next Phase of CCBHC Initiative

We are very pleased to have been selected by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to move to the next phase of consideration as a potential Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic pilot site. This unique opportunity will help Texas develop a robust "integrated health home" approach for populations for whom care is often fragmented and uncoordinated. You can learn more about Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics here.

Texas Launches Student Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Professionals

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) formally launched the Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Professionals to help expand the state's mental health workforce and improve access to mental health services in Texas. To learn more and apply, click here.

New Hours for Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)

On Thursday, October 1, 2015 Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) at 56 East Avenue changed to an Urgent Care service for mental health crises. Click here for additional information.

New Mental Health Crisis Center

Integral Care is developing a new type of mental health crisis service for our community. Stakeholders in Travis County worked together over many years to identify the types of services our community needs and prioritized this level of care as critical to our continuum of services. A series of frequently asked questions intended to provide more information about the project is available here.

Housing First Oak Springs

Housing First Oak Springs LLC, a subsidiary of Integral Care, is developing the new construction project, the Housing First Oak Springs facility which will be the first of its kind in Travis County. It will be a multi-story apartment building with co-located services, developed on the principles of Housing First, an evidenced-based, whole-health treatment approach designed to address the needs of homeless individuals with mental illness. For more information about the new facility, click here.

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