What is Integrated/Coordinated Care?
Management and communication of client care activities between two or more healthcare professionals, as well as the client, to ensure proper delivery of necessary services. Managing care involves healthcare professionals collaborating, sharing medical information and providing linkages to establish a client-specific treatment plan that addresses one’s biological, psychological and/or social needs.
Integrated/Coordinated Care at Tessie Cleveland:
Access to coordinated care is a major issue in L.A. County. Community members with various health needs typically require physical health, mental health, substance abuse, and/or social services. Lack of care coordination leaves clients and their families feeling frustrated and confused, leading to an increase in medical expenses and mistrust in the health care system.
As a grantee of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) initiative, Tessie Cleveland Community Services (TCCSC) plans to play a role in increasing earlier access and integration to medical, mental health and substance use disorder services, as well as earlier diagnosis of serious medical conditions for those in need.