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Psychiatric Services

Our psychiatrists work as part of a larger behavioral health team to address the medical needs of clients through medication management.

Psychiatry Overview

Burrell's psychiatry staff work with clients to manage symptoms through medication. They work closely with various members of the therapeutic team to make sure medications are working well for clients and that they are adjusted appropriately as symptoms shift for clients over time. Psychiatry services are available at most Burrell clinics. Sometimes appointments are made for an in-person consultation. Other appointments are scheduled through our telehealth program. If medication is needed at the time of service, clients are able to order through one of Burrell's pharmacy locations at a significant discount.

New Client Evaluation

Before starting in care with one of our psychiatrists each client goes through a new client evaluation. The appointment takes about an hour where you are interviewed by one of Burrell's trained evaluators. You should arrive thirty minutes prior to your evaluation so you can provide clinic staff with appropriate information.

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Using Medication as a Component of Care

Just like other medical conditions (diabetes, heart disease, etc.), people with behavioral health symptoms can be treated successfully resulting in full, productive, healthy lives. Burrell Behavioral Health offers a comprehensive continuum of clinical services and support for clients experiencing behavioral health challenges. Medication can be an effective part of the treatment for many behavioral health disorders. A medical provider’s recommendation to use medication often raises questions and concerns. Burrell’s experienced team of medical providers, psychiatrists and advanced practice nurses, will fully explain the reasons for medication use, what benefits the medication should provide, as well as possible risks and side effects and other treatment alternatives. The use of psychiatric medications or medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders is based on a medical provider’s diagnostic evaluation and is part of a comprehensive treatment plan designed to meet your unique care needs. In some cases, the evaluation may include a physical exam, psychological testing, laboratory tests, other medical tests and/or consultation with other medical specialists. Medications which have beneficial effects may also have side effects, ranging from slightly bothersome to very serious. As each person is different and may have individual reactions to medication, close contact with your Burrell medical provider is recommended. Do not stop or change a medication without speaking to the prescribing medical provider.

TELEHEALTH IN PSYCHIATRY

Telehealth visits allow us to see more clients in a given day and it eliminates barriers to care. Through our Telehealth program, Burrell can employ providers out of the area and bring their services to any of our clinics. This reduces the wait times to see a provider and makes it easier for clients used to traveling long distances to see a prescriber. While some people may be reluctant or feel awkward talking to a person in a screen, experience shows most people are comfortable with it. The client experience is just like any other doctor appointment. The client arrives at the clinic closest to where they live and meets with their doctor over a secure video chat session. Prescriptions can be altered or refilled just like with an in-person visit. Telehealth is making care so much easier and more accessible, especially in more rural areas.

Dr. Subodh Jain - Southwest Region Medical Director

"Burrell's psychiatry program is innovative and effective for clients because of the comprehensive nature of our treatments. When we are able to combine therapeutic treatments with safe medication management, our clients get the best care possible."

GET STARTED

Access the Care You Need

To access this service, take the first step of visiting one of the Burrell walk-in clinics near you. Our team will evaluate and assess the client's needs and identify the appropriate service for that person. Burrell walk-in clinics file insurance information and applications for financial assistance and schedule follow up appointments to start clients in proper care. Click the link below to find the walk-in clinics serving your area, see hours and find more information. Call 417-763-5000 with any questions.

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