Behavioral Health Program
Mental health includes our emotional, social, and psychological well-being, and affects how we feel, think and act. It also helps identify how we handle stress at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. At Upstate Family Health Center (UFHC), we make your mental health a priority.
The goal of UFHC's Behavioral Health Services is to provide our patients with collaborative care within the primary care setting, including our school-based program and substance abuse program. Our licensed behavioral health professionals offer crisis intervention, individual psychotherapy and supportive counseling services. By engaging in counseling services within your primary care system, your behavioral health counselor and physician will coordinate your treatment and better support your wellness goals.
Who is Eligible
UFHC’s Behavioral Health Services may be used by children, adolescents and adults who are affiliated with a primary care physician in any of our UFHC primary care office locations, or school-based program. Your physician will refer you to a licensed behavioral health social worker if you are struggling with depression, anxiety or any life circumstance in which you would benefit from counseling services. Your primary care physician will work together with the licensed behavioral health social worker to ensure your behavioral health needs are met and form an integrated team. They will communicate and help manage your symptoms and guide you on your path to wellness.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, the 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Mental health includes more than what we think.