Community Health Centers & Mental Health


Today mental health, often referred to as Behavioral Health (BH), is critically important to many patients.  Behavioral Health goes beyond traditional mental health treatment, incorporating substance abuse problems and issues.  For many patients, self-medication has helped them to cope with every day issues and problems.  Often, when patients are experiencing problems, they turn to their family doctor at their local health center for help.  In SFCCC our ten partner health centers are acutely aware of the role we play in Behavioral Health.  In the past 10+ years, SFCCC and our Partners have been busy working to develop BH in our clinics and improve the continuity of care.  SFCCC Partners strive to assure that to the greatest extent possible, integration and continuity of care remain core to our patient care.