What if going to the doctor was one-stop shopping?
An innovative model of care
What if all the medical and mental health care you needed was all in one place?
Numbers show a majority of people with mental illness also have at least one chronic physical health problem that requires treatment. But many people can’t afford mental health services, or they don’t have a regular psychologist or psychiatrist.
In this episode of TruckBeat, we hear about a concept that some experts say helps to solve this issue. It’s an idea that’s quickly gaining in popularity across the country, and it's called integrated care. Some doctors say it can provide better, lower-cost healthcare, especially for people who lack transportation or live on low incomes.
Producers Matt Shafer Powell and Leslie Snow have the story.