Center for Integrative Health

Main Content

Center for Integrative Health

The Center for Integrative Health (CIH), a part of the UMMC Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, offers patients three sources of care that complement traditional medical care, with the goal of treating the whole person in mind, body and spirit. The center takes referrals from both UMMC and non-UMMC providers, and patients also can refer themselves.


The CIH provides transformative, patient-centered care through a unified team approach. Our mission is to awaken each patient’s natural capacity for healing through engagement and targeted lifestyle changes that empower them to evolve from a state of illness to a life of wellness.


The CIH is committed to bridging the gap between illness and wellness for patients through targeted interventions based on an intimate understanding of the whole person. We promote the body’s natural capacity for healing by applying principles of disease prevention and facilitating behavioral changes appropriate to each patient. Our goal is to educate and empower patients as they evolve from a state of illness to a life of wellness.