PeaceHealth Medical Group Provides Full Range of Behavioral Health Services

10/26/2011

PeaceHealth Medical Group Provides Full Range of Behavioral Health Services

PeaceHealth Medical Group – Behavioral Health offers the most comprehensive behavioral health services in southwest Washington.  Our team of Board-certified experts provides excellent care for adults at PeaceHealth Medical Group - Behavioral Health, and child psychiatric services for patients under the age of 21 at PeaceHealth Medical Group - A Child’s Place.

“Our Behavioral Health specialists are incredible,” said Kyle Rahn, PeaceHealth Medical Group’s Behavioral Health Director.  “We treat a wide range of acuity, starting with people who simply don’t feel right.  They might notice a mood change in themselves, have trouble getting out of bed, stop looking forward to things they use to enjoy, they may be fighting more with their spouse or co-workers, or feel agitated or anxious.  All of these feelings can be related to very treatable issues.  People experiencing any of these things should call us at (360) 414-2236 to take the first step toward better days ahead.”

The top two issues treated by the professionals at PeaceHealth Medical Group – Behavioral Health are depression and anxiety.  While some people recognize these conditions in themselves and seek care, many more are unaware that they may be suffering from these two common afflictions.  “In a lot of cases, people seek care from family doctors for illnesses that turn out to be symptoms of depression or anxiety,” said Rahn.  “The doctor will refer the patient to us, and our team can help right away.  Sometimes an episode of depression or anxiety may be triggered by an external event.  For example, a serious physical injury or illness or major emotional stress may cause added strain in a person’s life, which can lead to behavioral health symptoms.”

In addition to these common conditions, the Board Certified specialists at PeaceHealth Medical Group – Behavioral Health have vast experience in caring for the most acute mental health issues such as manic depression and schizophrenia.  Adults seeking behavioral health care may access services by contacting PeaceHealth Medical Group – Behavioral Health Outpatient Services at (360) 414-2236.

For younger patients, PeaceHealth Medical Group – A Child’s Place offers care for those under the age of 21.  “This is an incredible program, there’s nothing like it anywhere else in southwest Washington,” said Rahn.  “Our team at PeaceHealth Medical Group – A Child’s Place is tremendously compassionate in caring for children and families.     Our Board Certified child psychiatrist has years of experience providing care in very challenging cases.  Any family that wonders if they could benefit from assistance from our team of experts should call us at (360) 414-2222 to talk about options.

PeaceHealth Medical Group – Behavioral Health serves patients in a large geographical area including all of southwest Washington and northern Oregon.  Our behavioral health experts are available Monday through Friday including evenings.