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Grace Health and Summit Pointe Strengthen Their Strategic Partnership!

By January 13, 2023January 25th, 2023Health Care News

Grace Health and Summit Pointe share a common goal of providing patients with the healthcare, resources, and supports needed to reach their full potential for health and well-being.  By partnering together, they can better serve the community by increasing collaboration and creating an integrated model of care that combines physical and behavioral health services.

Over the past two years, Grace Health and Summit Pointe have strengthened their referral process, with care teams working closely together to ensure patients have access to primary care and behavioral and mental health care.  Grace Health’s medical staff provides primary care services, and the Behavioral Health team treats mild to moderate behavioral and mental health disorders.  When a patient’s risk and complexity of needs warrants higher level intervention, they are treated by Summit Pointe’s medical team until the patient’s condition is better managed and can be referred to Grace Health.  Historically, it has been difficult for each organization to provide effective, high-quality care alone.  Combining primary care with behavioral/mental health services and expertise will increase the quality of care and improve patient outcomes over their lifespan.

With smooth referral processes, and with care teams that are working closely together, Grace Health and Summit Pointe are working to further strengthen their model by partnering in medication management. Together, they can increase access to health screenings, medication reviews, and behavioral and mental health evaluations.  Over the next few months, Grace Health and Summit Pointe will be partnering to build a Grace Health Pharmacy that will be located at Summit Pointe’s College Street office. By having an on-site pharmacy at Summit Pointe’s College Street location, both the provider and patient can easily talk with the pharmacist, gain a better understanding of medications, when medications should be taken, dangers of sharing medications, and receive help in preventing drug interactions.  Until the new pharmacy is open, prescriptions will be filled by Grace Health’s main site pharmacy. To easily transfer prescriptions to Grace Health Pharmacy, call (269) 441-6774.  Grace Health Pharmacy offers delivery service, custom packing, and medication management services.

 

Grace Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, has been providing health care services in Calhoun County since 1986.  In 2022, just over 96,000 visits were provided for more than 27,000 patients.  Grace Health services include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Dental, Behavioral Health, Optometry/Vision Care, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, and Pharmacy.  For more information about Grace Health, visit www.gracehealthmi.org or call (269) 965-8866.

For over half a century, Summit Pointe has provided behavioral health resources and support for individuals with developmental disabilities.  We have helped over 9,000 residents of Calhoun County a year gain independence, enhance skills necessary for success and maximize potential by providing evidence-based treatment services. Summit Pointe values partnerships, community, and service.   Visit https://www.summitpointe.org/ or call us at 269.966.1460 to learn more.

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