Behavioral Health

Whole Person Care

Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) connects medical and behavioral health clinicians to collaborate with patients and families to address medical conditions and related behavioral health factors that affect health and well-being.

Comprehensive Care

Behavioral Health specialists work closely with our primary care providers and can address adjustment disorders, anxiety, mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, parenting support, sleep concerns, substance use, and trauma.  Behavioral Health specialists see patients for up to 12 visits in our clinic or virtually via telehealth appointments.  Therapy services are evidence based and utilize techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Problem-Solving Treatment.

Children and Adolescents

Changes to routine, home life, and school can be overwhelming, especially to children and adolescents.  Our Behavioral Health services can support psychiatric assessment, treatment, and support of common behavioral disorders such as depression, anxiety, and attention deficit disorder with a referral from Jefferson Healthcare primary care providers.

Integrated Behavioral Health

Jefferson Healthcare Primary Care behavioral health specialists (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers) work closely with primary care providers (doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants) and psychiatric consultants to provide coordinated, convenient and cost-effective behavioral health services for our patients within their primary care clinics.  Our psychiatric consultants can provide additional support in terms of diagnostic clarification and recommendations around medication and psychotherapy. Our psychiatric consultants meet with our behavioral health specialists weekly to discuss patient care and track progress over time using a registry. They then make recommendations to the primary care providers about next steps in care. They can also see a patient in person for 1-3 brief consultation appointments to discuss their needs in further detail.  Our psychiatric consultants do not see patients on an ongoing basis.

Access

Recognizing early signs of mental health problems and knowing when a behavioral or emotional issue needs professional help is crucial for healthy development and the well-being of children, adolescents, and adults. Our primary care providers can refer patients to a behavioral specialist during a primary care appointment. To make an appointment, call your primary clinic or discuss IBH with your primary care provider at your next visit.

Coordinated care

IBH is not for everyone, and there are times when patients would benefit from more support through a higher level of care. IBH can help coordinate care between other services (medical, behavioral health, school, community, etc.) and can bridge between outpatient behavioral health services.  This will also help with minimizing health care costs because it is integrated within primary care clinics.

Resources

  • Discovery Behavior Health (DBH) provides FREE crisis services to all residents of East Jefferson County. Crisis services are available through DBH on a walk-in basis at their office at 884 W. Park Avenue, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
  • Regional Volunteers of America (VOA) crisis line is available, by telephone, 24/7  888-910-0416
  • Volunteers of America (VOA) 24-hour online crisis chat:  www.imhurting.org
  • Crisis Text Line:  Text 741741
  • If there is an urgent life-threatening concern, please dial 911

clinic hours

Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm

Location

Primary Care, Sheridan Medical Office Building

contact

p) 360.385.4848

Your Team

Anne Koomen, MS, ARNP

Behavioral Health+1 Additional Services
p) 360.379.8031f) 360.379.4383

Accepting Patients with Primary Care Referral

Sheridan Building

Jefferson Healthcare Clinic

Sheridan Building

Jefferson Healthcare Clinic

Jenna Oppliger, PA-C

p) 360.379.8031f) 360.379.4383

Sheridan Building

Jefferson Healthcare Clinic

Sheridan Building

Jefferson Healthcare Clinic

Jessica Piper, BS, MSW, LSWAIC

p) 360.344.3091f) 425.259.8627

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