CIHS promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care provider settings.
“This initiative from Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) means more comprehensive physical and behavioral health services,” said Diana Allen, CEO of Primary Healthcare Centers. “The arrangement allows PHC to make more comprehensive behavioral health services available on site while making primary health care services more readily available to LMCS patients. It is an exciting partnership.”
In Dade County, LMCS has moved its entire office into the PHC Trenton facility. On staff are two licensed professional counselors, a psychologist and two psychiatrists.
“Lookout Mountain Community Services is excited to be working side by side with Primary Health Care Center of Dade. By moving into PHC’s facility in Dade, Lookout Mountain will be able to provide better health care for the individuals we serve,” said LMCS CEO Tom Ford. “In addition, we will be able to provide more timely services to individuals served by Primary Healthcare. Integration of behavioral health with primary health allows better health care for Dade residents.”
Plans to bring LMCS into PHC Rossville and a partnership in Chattooga County are in the works.
LMCS offers behavioral and substance abuse services along with community-based services such as case management and personal/life-skills development. LMCS accepts Georgia Medicaid, most private insurances and has a sliding fee scale for uninsured patients. Only Georgia residents can qualify for the LMCS sliding fee scale.
To make an appointment with LMCS, call 706-657-7501, or with Primary Healthcare Centers, call 706-657-7575.