Introducing Behavioral Health Services at COTS
Posted on Sep 21, 2017 by COTS
Mental health issues are a root cause of homelessness. In fact, according to Project Rush (Research to Understand and Solve Homelessness), 57% of people in the Fox Cities who experience homelessness or are near homeless have been told by a medical professional they had a significant mental health condition. However, only half said they are getting the help they need.
Many patients seen at Partnership Community Health Center’s (PCHC) satellite clinic at COTS suffer from some form of depression, anxiety or other chronic mental illness that is complicated by a lifetime of trauma and addiction. For many, getting help off-site causes anxiety, or they may simply lack a way to get there. To address this need, we now offer substance abuse counseling and behavioral health onsite in our clinic. These services are integrated with primary care to ensure we are taking a truly holistic approach to patient care.