In 2017, Integral Care opened the new Judge Guy Herman Center for Mental Health Crisis Care, which provides short-term emergency psychiatric crisis care that includes stabilization, assessment and treatment for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
With the support of Central Health and the Community Care Collaborative (CCC), Integral Care and Community Care have partnered to provide both behavioral health and primary care services at each of their clinics. This approach to integrated healthcare creates better patient experiences and improves health outcomes.
Austin Public Health published the 2017 Community Health Assessment (CHA) last year. The CHA informs the 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) process, which includes Stress, Mental Health, and Wellbeing as a priority.
Integral Care is partnering with the Travis County Sheriffs Office to increase the number of individuals with mental illness who are diverted from jail. Integral Care’s Mobile Crisis Outreach Team is co-locating at the Travis County Jail so that individuals may be diverted into mental health services rather than being booked into jail.
Integral Care also established and facilitates the Children’s Mental Health Services Task Force, which works to improve the way our community responds when our children and families are in crisis.