Mental Health Services
At Family Practice Center, PC, we believe that family physicians are essential to help guide our patients with mental health care options if needed. After all, there is a strong connection between a person’s mental and emotional health and their overall wellbeing.
Mental illness is a wide-ranging term that includes a variety of mental health conditions that can affect a person’s mood, thinking, and behavior. If left untreated over time, mental health conditions can seriously decrease a person’s quality of life and personal relationships while leading to potential disease and disability. Thankfully, these conditions can be effectively addressed with certain lifestyle modifications, medications, and other safe and dependable treatment methods.
Our board-certified family-medicine physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are trained to provide screening, diagnosis and pharmaceutical therapy for common mental disorders such as sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, and panic disorders. We conduct screenings for certain mental health conditions during Complete Physical Wellness Exams in our office.
Our Mental Health Services include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of ADD/ADHD in children and adults
- Counseling and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders
- Care for patients with insomnia and other common sleep disorders
It is important to take a proactive approach in the care of mental health. Early identification of mental health issues is integral to ensuring appropriate treatment and reduction of complications. For more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss our mental health services, please contact Family Practice Center today.
Mental Health Services FAQs:
Q: Are mental health services covered by insurance?
A: That depends on the specifics of each patient’s insurance coverage. In some cases, these visits are completely covered. Additionally, any mental health screening or service provided as part of a Complete Physical Wellness Exam will likely be fully covered. However, it is important for patents to check with their individual insurance provider.
Q: Are mental health services at Family Practice Center the same as psychotherapy?
A: No. Mental health visits in our office are typically much shorter, more personal, and less invasive than a standard therapy session with a therapist or cognitive behavioral professional. If our providers feel it is in the best interest of the patient to speak with a therapist or other mental health professional, we will be happy to make a referral.