Behavioral Health Consultation
Behavioral Health Consultation Services at Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. are available at Fairmount Primary Care Center (FPCC), Maria de los Santos Health Center (MDLS) and Norristown Regional Health Center (NRHC) and are coordinated with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) to help manage your overall health.
Together the Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) and PCP consider the behavioral, physical and emotional aspects of your health to help you determine the plan that is best for you.
What is the Behavioral Health Consultation (BHC) Service?
We are aware that your physical health affects every aspect of your life. We also know that stress and life circumstances can affect how you feel and how you manage your health.
The Behavioral Health Consultation Services offer brief services that help:
- People manage stress
- Solve day to day life problems
- Teach skills to improve quality of life and daily functioning, and
- Provide necessary resources and referrals as needed.
What types of concerns does the BHC help with?
The BHC assists patients with various stressors and conditions. Here are a few reasons patients may see the BHC:
- Family trouble
- Difficult life problems
- Medical problems
- Loss of a loved one
- Changes for healthy weight
- Diabetes Management
- Changing behaviors like tobacco or alcohol use
What should I expect when I meet with the BHC?
You can expect the BHC to ask you questions about your physical symptoms, emotional concerns, your daily actions, and how all of these might be related.
The BHC will provide brief, solution-focused treatment. You can also expect to be seen the same day as your medical appointment. The BHC and your PCP work closely together to provide your care.
Who is eligible to receive BHC services?
The BHC services are available to all patients of the health center.
How do I meet with the BHC?
Your primary care provider can set up a same day appointment or a BHC appointment can be scheduled at the front desk. Walk in appointments are also available.