Mental Health Services
Mental health disorders affect how a person thinks, feels, acts and relates to their surroundings and others. Psychiatry concentrates on prevention, treatment, diagnosis and medication services for mental health disorders.
Pediatric and adult psychiatry are available through telemedicine. Pediatric psychiatry is offered to patients 5 years of age and older. Utilizing telemedicine, you receive live face-to-face services without having to travel out of town.
Benefits of Psychiatry
- Improves an individual's ability to function within social, occupational and educational situations.
- Provides hope by reducing symptoms of mental health disorders.
- Helps people live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
Benefits of Telemedicine Technology
- Avoid time-consuming and costly travel.
- Receive care from an expanded range of specialists.
- Receive tests and treatment in your own community.
Seniors and their caregivers have unique problems and needs. Physical decline, loss of independence, safety concerns, and deaths of friends and loved ones are just a few of the concerns that require special attention and can contribute to depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Healthcare professionals have determined that emotional problems lessen the ability to cope with the natural aging process.
The Heritage Program is an outpatient mental health program that provides personalized treatment for older adults who may be having these difficulties. With the services of a psychiatrist, who acts as the medical director of the program; social workers; counselors; and mental health technicians, the program works to restore optimum mental and physical health.
The program also helps alleviate symptoms that interfere with a person's ability to function and maximize independence. The program provides group, individual and family therapy; snacks; and a noon meal.
Services are covered by Medicare and by some private insurance plans.
Pediatric Mental Health Services
Starting at age five, VVRMC offers mental health services for children. Our counselor is trained and certified to diagnose and treat multiple mental health issues associated with young people. Multiple modalities are utilized including: play, art, yoga and others depending on what is best for each child. Family counseling is also used to strengthen relationships and communication skills.
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