The World Health Organization (WHO) states that “there is no health without mental health.” Through half a century of serving our community, we know mental health and physical health go hand-in-hand. To treat one condition without recognition and treatment of another can result in patients needing more care without experiencing improved health outcomes. Since 2009, Integral Care has provided integrated mental and primary health care at our clinics, treating the health care needs of the whole person.
As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Dell Medical School, Integral Care offers mental health care to patients at three integrated care specialty clinics operated by UT Health Austin. One of those clinics launched last month – a new mental health clinic jointly operated by Integral Care and the Dell Medical School, and part of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, is serving people who are experiencing bipolar disorder.
The clinical team includes a Dell Med psychiatrist specializing in bipolar disorder as well as Integral Care licensed therapists and a licensed vocational nurse who provide mental health support to patients. Together, we are leveraging our combined skill sets, experience and knowledge to improve the health of individuals living with complex mental health issues in our community.
Read more in our monthly newsletter Transparencies.