Medical, Oral Health, and Behavioral Health Services
Someone who is feeling depressed, feeling anxious or having any other symptoms of mental or behavioral distress can receive counseling services from our clinical social workers.
Patients who are in need of medications for their condition are treated by a team of Affinia Healthcare physicians, social workers and the psychiatrist. Patients who need inpatient treatment and mental health case management are referred other psychiatric facilities.
For a referral to Affinia Healthcare’s Adult Mental Health services, please call the main number at 314-898-1700 and ask for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Substance Abuse Program
If you need drug abuse help, you’re not alone. More than 22 million Americans are currently struggling with substance abuse – nearly 9% of the population. Even occasional use can escalate quickly into mental and physical dependency and, like any addiction, it can be hard to break free. Affinia Healthcare is here to help.
To schedule an appointment with our MAT medical team, please call 314-658-4860.
Pain Management Services
Affinia Healthcare instituted an integrated pain management program in 2017 that provides patients who are suffering from chronic pain with optimal treatment towards minimizing their pain and its impact on their mental, social, and physical functioning. Over use of pain medication often results in medical risks, chemical dependency, dangerous sedation and may cause accidental death. This model of care includes a team based approach with visits to the medical provider, pharmacist and behavioral health consultant.
Using a multi-modality treatment approach, the primary care provider will assess the patient, provide medical work up, provide diagnosis and prescribe needed medication. The providers will review the state-wide Cyber Access portal for Medicaid and Medicare patients to evaluate patient ER visits, provide medication reconciliation, review medications and provide medication recommendations.
The behavioral health consultant will evaluate and conduct a psycho-social assessment, assess risks and patient strengths and provide motivational interviewing that instills behavioral activation. During the course of several group visits, the behavioral health consultant provides motivational interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provides educational information to activate behavioral, psychological and social factors that impact pain. Patients are educated on mind-body self care skills, activity pacing, sleep hygiene, mindfulness, and relaxation.
Patients should talk with their provider about our innovative pain management services.
Adult and Pediatric Psychiatry Services
Adult psychiatric services are coordinated by Affinia Healthcare primary care providers in consultation with a psychiatrist and clinical social worker team.
Pediatric psychiatry is provided as part of a comprehensive approach to developmental, emotional and behavioral health care needs of children from infancy to 18 years of age. The Affinia Healthcare pediatric behavioral health team is comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, a pediatric neurologist, clinical social work care coordinators, a speech and language therapist and audiologist. Services are coordinated with the child’s primary care provider, school, family members and others relevant to the child’s care.
Affinia Healthcare psychologists work as part of a team to assess the child’s needs, design and implement an appropriate treatment plan.
The Affinia Healthcare pediatric behavioral health team is comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social work care coordinators, a speech and language therapist and audiologists. Services are coordinated with the child’s primary care provider, school, family members, and others relevant to the child’s care.
Pediatric Psychology services are available at two Affinia Healthcare locations, Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m; and Wednesdays until 7:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, please call 314-814-8616 for the Biddle location or 314-814-8777 for the Lemp Avenue location.
Suicide Prevention and Gun Safety
As part of our behavioral health services, Affinia Healthcare works to improve public health outcomes by offering free gun locks to the community. Gun locks are available at any Affinia Healthcare location – just ask the receptionist.
We are also working to prevent suicide in our community by educating families on the connection between guns in the home and suicide.
Please see the link below for important information on this matter.