Brown Stone Family Services has been working for the past several years to develop new ways of integrating mental and primary health care.
Several studies show that individuals are more likely to seek treatment for mental health concerns when mental health services are provided in medical facilities where individuals are already going, such as primary care physician offices. If an individual has to travel to another office, they are less likely to seek mental health care. Cultural stigmas also reduce the likelihood individuals will seek mental health care.
In an effort to make mental health services more accessible to all individuals, Brown Stone Family Services collaborated with the Williamsburg Health Foundation and joined the Chronic Care Collaborative to provide behavioral health services at two local clinics. Currently, BSFS provides case management and psychiatry services at Lackey Free Clinic and Olde Towne Medical and Dental Center.
Brown Stone Family Services looks forward to exploring additional future opportunities for integrated care.