Jefferson Center for Mental Health has long recognized the connection between mind and body and the importance of integrating behavioral and primary medical care to improve patient outcomes and control costs. Since 1995, Jefferson Center has provided integrated health care to benefit clients through our successful partnerships with health care entities and organizations such as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s), substance abuse providers, school‐based health clinics, and community primary care practices. At Jefferson Center, we value a person‐centered treatment approach and believe in serving clients at the point of care where the client is most comfortable. Research indicates that better integration of behavioral health and physical health care can have a positive impact on quality, costs and outcomes while also reducing health disparities.
With a focus on families, Jefferson Plaza Family Health home is a more convenient way of getting all your care in one place, with an integrated team who knows you. Whether you need primary health care or behavioral health care, our compassionate, dedicated staff are here to help you.
A partnership with Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) and Arapahoe House, USHH is a more convenient way of getting all your care in one place, with an integrated care team who knows you. Members of USHH have access to fully integrated primary and preventive care, mental health, substance abuse, and wellness services as well as care coordination and more. Funded in part by SAMHSA.
HCHWW promotes systems integration and increased access to integrated mental health, substance abuse, and primary care services for adults and children with mental illness who previously lacked a primary care provider. MPCN provides primary care services at two of Jefferson Center’s outpatient offices. Arapahoe House provides a Clinical Specialist who offers substance abuse treatment and case management. The Jefferson Center Health Care Coordinator plays a critical role as liaison between the multi‐agency systems, conducts outreach to clients, helps break down any barriers to care and assists in arranging appointments. Integrated behavioral health services at MCPN: Jefferson Center provides Behavioral Health Professionals (BHPs) who serve children, adults and older adults, and work as part of the integrated care teams at MCPN’s Jefferson County locations. The BHPs offer brief therapy and assessment to patients with low to moderate mental health care needs and consultation and direction to MCPN providers about clients who have psychosocial issues interfering in their physical health. BHP’s facilitate referral to other Jefferson Center programs when more in depth services are required. Additionally, an Integrated Health Specialist provides care management and health education to persons with comorbid physical and behavioral health disorders; and a Care Coordinator assists shared patients who are enrolled in the Medicaid Region 6 Regional Care Collaborative Organization.
This Jefferson Center program offers health screening, individualized health coaching, chronic disease self‐management support, and an array of classes and activities designed to increase fitness, improve nutrition and other areas of health promotion. Integrated behavioral health services at Mountain Family Health Center (MFHC): Jefferson Center works with this rural federally qualified health center in their Black Hawk, Gilpin County clinic and provides integrated behavioral health services including assessment, focused interventions, and clinical consultation to MFHC’s providers. The BHP facilitates referral to other Jefferson Center programs when more in depth services are required.
The Office of Healthcare Transformation advises executive and senior management on health care policy and trends, represents Jefferson Center in key health reform initiatives, and works to cultivate and sustain inter-agency partnerships that support the integration of behavioral healthcare with primary care and other healthcare systems and providers. Learn more.