CHCB’s Psychiatry Program includes a team of highly skilled, compassionate licensed Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. Our objective is to support our primary care providers (PCPs) and patients in meeting their health and wellness goals by offering psychiatric care for established CHCB patients. If your PCP requests assistance with mental health assessment and treatment, they can make a referral for a direct consultation between you and a CHCB psychiatric provider.
When you are referred for a psychiatric consultation, you will be scheduled for a one-hour initial visit followed by two 30-minute follow up appointments two and six weeks later. The goal of this series of appointments is to complete an initial assessment, develop and start a mental health treatment plan, and support you in carrying out this plan by continued collaboration with your PCP. Treatment plans often involve multiple recommendations, such as establishing care with a licensed clinician for psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, or sometimes prescribing medications. Plans may also include more visits with a psychiatric provider for ongoing management or accessing specialty mental health services with our community partners (like the Howard Center) that we cannot provide within our organization.
Although we are always here as collaborative partners with our PCPs, our ambition is to refer you back to your PCP for ongoing care of your mental health as you work towards achieving whole body wellness.
How Do I Get an Appointment?
- New patient to CHCB? If you have not established care yet with CHCB, please call to schedule an appointment with a primary care physician. Psychiatry services are made through internal referral only when requested by your primary care physician.
- Existing CHCB patient? If you currently have a primary care physician at CHCB, make an appointment with them to discuss your concerns and goals for psychiatric support.