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Integrated Behavioral Health Care

What We Do

Integrated Care

Sí Texas HOPE at Hope Family Health Center implements the Integrated Behavioral Health Care model of collaborated primary health care and behavioral health care in the same facility and blended seamlessly to better serve the uninsured and bilingual community of the Lower Rio Grande Valley including Hidalgo, Starr, Willacy, and Cameron Counties. The project’s goal is to significantly reduce the rates of obesity, diabetes, depression, and anxiety.

The Hope Family Health Center provides free medical, counseling, and case management services to over 2,500 uninsured individuals annually in the LRGV. All patients who are provided medical care and mental health counseling at HFHC are 100% uninsured and do not qualify for any government funded medical assistance. HFHC also offers community educational, informational and training events on health matters such as influenza, depression, stress management, nutrition, and diabetes.

HOPE's Scope of Practice

HOPE's Integrated Behavioral Health takes a team based approach to address depression, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. Medical Assistants, MD, PA, Behavioral Health Specialist, Nutritionist, and Care Coordinator collaborate with a patient to create individualized health plans for patients.

Integrated Behavioral Health at HOPE

  • Medical
  • Counseling
  • Nutrition
  • Care Coordination

Our Intervention

Behavioral Health in Primary Care- Referrals

Care Coordination- Health and nutritional coaching

Behavioral Health Specialists- Medication management

Transitional Nurse- Community based chronic disease programs

Care Plans- Weight Management

BH Assessments- PHQ9 and Duke

Integrated Health Care Team at HOPE

Volunteer Physicians, Medical Professionals, Behavioral Health Specialist, Care Coordinator, Transitional Specialist/ Nutritionist, Medical Coordinator/ Physician Recruiter, Medical Assistant, Project Director, Enrollment Specialist, Behavioral Health Staff, Support Staff, and Community Health Partners.