At La Clinica, we care for the whole person through their whole life. Behavioral health is about the link between our behavior and the health of our body, mind, and spirit. We offer behavioral health and wellness services as part of primary care and at school health centers. This is part of our whole-health approach to helping people live full and healthy lives.
Primary Care Services
Integrated Behavioral Health Clinicians
La Clinica’s behavioral health clinicians have advanced training to be part of a primary care team that supports patients’ mental health, wellness, and quality of life.
- They share their expertise with primary care providers.
- They help patients set goals and make plans to improve their health.
- They work with patients on mental health, substance use, and life challenges.
- They connect patients to specialty mental health or substance use care when needed.
Their services are available wherever La Clinica provides medical care. Patients can get this help at a regular medical appointment or schedule it separately. Patients may achieve their goals in one appointment or follow up over several appointments.
On our primary care teams, wellness coaches support patients in their work toward their health goals.
- They help patients find resources and navigate the healthcare system.
- They support patients in working toward personal health goals.
- They may join medical appointments with patients or meet with patients separately.
- They connect patients to La Clinica wellness classes.
Psychiatric providers at La Clinica help patients and primary care providers decide if medication for a mental health condition is the right treatment. They can write prescriptions and monitor how medication is working. If needed, our psychiatric providers can refer patients to mental health services outside La Clinica.
La Clinica is proud to offer medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder as part of our primary care. Patients work with their primary care provider and behavioral health team members. Together, they set up a plan that can include medication, therapy, coaching, and other resources.
Dental Care Services
At our dental care sites, wellness coaches offer in-the-moment support to patients with concerns about dental procedures. They also can connect patients with community resources.
School-Based Health Centers
Behavioral Health Clinicians
La Clinica’s school-based behavioral health clinicians specialize in ongoing mental health care for youth. They provide individual, family, and group therapy to kids ages 5-18 who are enrolled in school. Services are available by referral and are provided both in person and virtually.
Wellness coaches in our school-based health centers support children and families getting therapy. They work in classrooms and across campus. They guide kids working toward mental health goals. In this role, wellness coaches help kids practice skills learned in therapy: calming themselves, adapting to change and coping with tough emotions. They also help families find community resources.