It is easy to become so focused on treating a mental illness that physical health is often neglected. However, having a healthy body contributes to emotional recovery. Individuals with serious mental illnesses have much higher rates of chronic diseases, poor diet, and tobacco use, ultimately leading to a shortened life expectancy.
Despite these risks, many with mental illnesses seldom, if ever, receive preventative care due to lack of income and resources or due to fear of discrimination because of their mental illness or substance use diagnosis.
Life Management Center saw an opportunity to intervene and established an on-site Integrated Primary Care Clinic. Having the clinic on-site creates a greater opportunity for patients to receive the care they need and allows primary care providers to collaborate with the patients’ psychiatrists and counselors effectively. This close relationship has resulted in greater treatment outcomes, fewer emergency room visits, and improved overall patient health.
When the clinic first opened 8 years ago, services were provided one day per week. Now, due to increased demand, primary care services are offered daily. The clinic is funded primarily through donations and grants, and our ability to provide and sustain increased services is due to the generous support of our community.
Thank You To Our Community Supporters Who Have Helped Fund The Primary Care Clinic
Bay Health Foundation
Central Panhandle Association of Realtors
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
St. Joe Foundation
The Life Management Foundation
Help is Available Now
We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide a no-cost mental health assessment for you or your loved one. Call us at 850-522-4485 or visit our facility to get started. For questions about our programs, call us.
In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.