Our team holds monthly multidisciplinary staff meetings to share information and coordinate care. This integrative approach allows us to adapt treatment plans as we actively identify patient needs during team discussion. For example, a patient undergoing physical therapy following cancer treatment may exhibit signs of depression triggering a referral to counseling. Offering all our services in one location improves patient and provider accountability, provides convenient scheduling of multiple services at one time, and increases overall efficiency and effectiveness of care.
Patients begin care in our CIH clinic with a nurse practitioner who performs an overall assessment, including a comprehensive psychosocial and medication evaluation. Based on this thorough review, the nurse practitioner will select the specific CIH services that will benefit the patient’s health and overall well-being. These services include: