CommUnityCare offers an integrated behavioral health program. E-Merge is a collaborative program between CommUnityCare and the Austin Travis County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center. The E-Merge program brings behavioral health care services into the primary health care clinics. The goal of the program is to help patients achieve both improved physical and mental health by addressing these needs together.
Behavioral health providers work closely with our primary care provider team to offer timely, culturally sensitive and comprehensive health care services. The behavioral health care providers use a variety of brief therapy approaches to assist patients challenged by mild to moderate behavioral disorders. This includes substance abuse disorders. Our approach to behavioral health services helps us meet the demands of the fast paced primary care clinic setting, allowing us to serve more patients on a daily basis.