HBPC consists of a small, cohesive multidisciplinary team which travels to the veteran’s place of residence to provide services. We serve veterans whose physical health and/or mobility significantly limits their ability to come to the hospital/clinics for medical care. We also provide special coordinated care for those with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Mental health interventions include but are not limited to:
- Screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions, particularly depressive and anxiety-related disorders, adjustment disorders, and excessive use/misuse of alcohol/drugs.
- Individual psychotherapy to support veterans coping with grief and loss associated with disability and other life transitions.
- Behavioral medicine interventions for pain, disability, sleep problems, smoking cessation, and medical compliance.
- Assessment of suicidality and dangerousness, providing treatment and/or coordinating referrals as needed.
- Cognitive screening to address specific functional questions and/or to coordinate referral for neuropsychological evaluation
- Psycho-education and support of the veteran, spouse, family members/caregivers, and others who play an important role in keeping the veteran at home. Submit a Geriatrics and Extended Care Consult for services, or contact Terry Mikovich at ext. 8427 for more information.