Gothenburg Health serves patients with the hometown connection of caring for our neighbors and offering behavioral health resources to help them live their best lives.
Providing Behavioral Health services at Gothenburg Health creates a unique opportunity to incorporate mental health support in an environment that connects patients with their primary medical care. Kristen Hagin, LIMHP, provides outpatient counselling and support in close collaboration with primary care providers.
"We hope to provide wrap-around care where patients can get mental health support in the same medical health facility that they know and trust,” Kristen said.
Primary care physicians are able to refer patients for brief support therapy. Kristen and the providers will assess what fits the patient’s needs and goals. Insurance often offers both medical benefits as well as behavioral health benefits but varies depending on the individual plan.
The innovative approach of offering mental health services integrated in the medical community takes away the stigma of walking into a facility exclusive to mental health. Additionally, the behavioral health therapist can collaborate with providers by listening for cue that may assist in looking further into symptoms that a patient may only mention in passing at a regular health visit.
For more information, contact your primary care provider through scheduling at 308-537-4066.