Clara Barton Hospital and Medical Clinic’s believe in the importance of having Primary Care integrated with Behavioral Health Care. Clara Barton Hospital and Medical Clinics strive to provide the highest quality and most effective treatment to all patients in the primary care setting. This is accomplished by having full-time Behavioral Health Providers (BHP) embedded into our Primary Care clinic. Our BHP’s work with our Primary Care Providers on a daily basis to assist in detection and treatment of behavioral, emotional, or social concerns that many patients face. As a clinic, we have found this to be a highly effective way in helping to keep our patients healthy. Our BHP’s are highly skilled professionals who can provide therapy for individuals of all ages as well as couples and families.
Being healthy involves mind, body & soul. The past does not define who we are and who we are meant to be. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. We all need a shoulder from time to time
PTSD is a disorder that develops in some individuals who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Anyone can develop PTSD at any age. It is estimated approximately 70% of adults in the U.S. have undergone some sort of traumatic event at least once in their lives and up to 20% of these people go on to develop PTSD. It is also estimated 3-15% girls and 1-6% of boys will develop PTSD. If you or anyone you love exhibits signs, help is available. Behavioral health therapy can help those who struggle with PTSD to better cope with symptoms and to even overcome the disorder.
Symptoms generally begin early, within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin years afterward.