Zufall Health Integration Initiative
The integrated care model transforms the way behavioral and primary health care is delivered and reduces disparities in access among consumers who are cost burdened, uninsured, and Medicaid/ Medicare recipients. Integrating primary care services into behavioral health settings is a key component of wellness and recovery, and will improve the health outcomes for individuals with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, veterans and those who have experienced complex trauma.
Through the use of evidenced-based practices (EBP) such as the Health and Recovery Peer (HARP) Program focused on health and wellness activities, the physical health status of adults with serious mental illness will improve. The consumer experience will be enhanced through the use of culturally and linguistically competent care and efforts will be made to improve the access, quality, and reliability of care.
An Integrated Treatment Team consisting of, but not limited to, a Nurse Care Coordinator, an Integrated Case Manager, a Co-occurring Clinician, and a Peer Wellness Coach will create the consumer centered health home. The foundation will be built upon the use of EBPs, wellness and recovery interventions, data sharing, and treatment planning. To provide a more holistic continuum of services, other specialist services will be provided by a Nutritionist, Dentist and Occupational Therapist to improve health outcomes.
In partnership with Zufall Health Center and our community stakeholders the Zufall Health Integration Initiative is committed to providing access to quality integrated whole health care for all consumers.
For additional information please contact our Access Center at 908-253-3165.
In Case of a Psychiatric Emergency
Please contact Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (Bridgeway PESS) at 908-526-4100.
This service can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.