Behavioral Health Resources at Mammoth Hospital
In 2015, Mammoth Hospital participated in a community health needs assessment. At that time, a clear need was identified for behavioral health services. The result of this has been the creation a number of resources and services available for Behavioral Health. Our program is fully integrated into our Family Medicine Clinic, and consists of three full time providers, including two licensed psychologists and a licensed marriage and family therapist. As a result, we are able to provide same day appointments to our community with a referral based service for an initial intake through the Family Medicine Clinic as well as specifically for Behavioral Health services. Our program also includes access to psychiatry consultation services, which in turn coordinates care and medication management with our Family Medicine, Pediatric and Women’s Clinic providers.
Other offshoots of this expansion of services have been the creation of a number of different mufti-faceted programs which address chronic care and preventive physical and mental health for our community. These programs include Chronic Care Management, Chronic Pain Management, and Spiritual Care with free group sessions for grief support, cancer, and an aging parents group for family members struggling with caring for their aging parents.
Our Emergency Department has access to tele-psychiatry services for patients with an acute mental health crisis. And our physicians work closely with Mono County Behavioral Health in helping to care for patients with these types of situations.
We are currently working collaboratively with Mono County Behavioral Health as well as Northern Inyo Hospital to develop and launch our Bridge Clinic program for opioid use disorder in the upcoming months.
Lastly, we are in the process of developing a wellness center, where the emphasis will be on care on the physical, mental and emotional aspects of your health.
At Mammoth Hospital, we recognize the connection between mind and body, and we are constantly working to improve our ability to care for the total you. By doing so, we will add years to your life, and life to your years!