Behavioral Health Medicine in New Jersey
Caring for patients' physical and mental well-being
At Vanguard Medical Group, we believe that mental health services help to support each patient’s overall health and wellbeing. That’s why we are proud to offer behavioral health services to patients throughout New Jersey. With extensive experience and training, our providers are able to diagnose and treat many behavioral health issues in patients over the age of 18 either in-house or through referrals to fully vetted behavioral health specialists in the community. Because we use a Collaborative Care model, you must be an established Vanguard patient to participate in our behavioral health program.
What Is Behavioral Health?
Behavioral health is the area of medicine that focuses on emotions, behaviors and biology and how they affect one’s overall wellbeing, including their emotional, spiritual, and physical health. Sometimes called mental health, behavioral health is a vital component of primary care, as studies show a clear link between mental disorders and chronic medical conditions. For instance, research has shown that individuals with diabetes, heart disease, or another chronic illness are more likely to develop depression or another behavioral health condition. Likewise, those suffering from untreated depression are more likely to develop a chronic disease.
Behavioral Health Conditions We Treat
We are able to diagnose and treat a wide variety of behavioral health conditions and have the ability to prescribe medications or refer to specialists within the community. Examples of the behavioral health conditions and disorders we address include the following:
Whether you’re a new or returning patient, our knowledgeable providers offer confidential, comprehensive evaluations that enable you to ask important questions and determine the best course of treatment. From antidepressants to prescriptions for anxiety, we can recommend effective medications for your behavioral health condition based on your unique medical history and other medications you might be taking.
Learn More About Our Behavioral Health Services
Call to schedule an initial appointment with your Vanguard Medical Group primary care provider to discuss your behavioral health needs. Contact providers at our offices throughout New Jersey. Request an appointment today to speak with a team member and get the treatment and support you deserve.