New Partnership Brings Integrated Primary Care, Mental Health Care to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock
Collaboration aims to fill mental health service gaps, keep patients out of the ED and connected to a medical home.
Olympia Fields, IL – August November 8, 2016 – Aunt Martha’s is pleased to announce the opening of its first medical home clinic in McHenry County, offering integrated primary care and mental health services on-site at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock. The new clinic, which opened on November 1, 2016, is located at 3703 Doty Road in Medical Office Building 1.
As a Joint Commission-accredited Primary Care Medical Home, the health center will specialize in providing integrated primary care and mental health services for adults and children.
The collaboration, funded in part by McHenry County’s Mental Health Board, follows the model Aunt Martha’s has in place in the Presence Health and Advocate Health Care systems, as well as at the New Roseland Community Hospital on Chicago’s South Side.
Central to the model is the close work that Aunt Martha’s staff will do with the team in the Hospital’s emergency department (ED).
“EDs in this area have seen, compared to the state average, a higher percentage of visits related to mental health and substance abuse over the last several years,” said Jamie Dornfeld, Aunt Martha’s Senior Vice President of Business Development & Innovations.
“Many of those visits can be avoided altogether by making sure patients have regular access to a medical home that’s working in tandem with other providers and services.”