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Deer Creek Behavioral Health Network

Delta Health Alliance, through grant funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, has created a ‘first of its kind’ network in Washington and Sunflower counties with the Deer Creek Behavioral Health Network. Through current grant funding, the Network will ensure affordable care regardless of your ability to pay. The services are offered through Leland Medical Clinic, or if transportation is a problem, can be offered in the comfort of your home through enhanced telemedicine technology.

The Network significantly expands the mental health and behavioral health services it provides to patients in Sunflower and Washington Counties. The goal of Deer Creek Behavioral Health Network is to improve chronic illness outcomes by engaging patients with specific mental health and behavioral health services by significantly expanding the number of people in Washington and Sunflower eligible to receive a wide range of mental health services.

The services will be provided through the Leland Medical Clinic, and additional counselors at the clinic are made possible with this funding. In addition, the grant helped build high-speed video connections between the Leland Medical Clinic, Parkwood Behavioral Health Center and Desoto Family Counseling Center so that patients in the Delta will have access to a variety of other specialists through video conferencing sessions.

Eligibility criteria for participants include:

  • Persons age 18 or older and can give consent
  • Persons with one or more chronic medical conditions
  • Patients with behavioral/emotional health conditions including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder
  • Persons who are not currently receiving counseling services