COVECARE CENTER AND CAREMOUNT MEDICAL PARTNER TO PROVIDE INTEGRATED CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY
Brewster, NY – CoveCare Center, formerly known as Putnam Family & Community Services, and CareMount Medical are proud to announce an innovative new partnership. In an effort to unite physical and behavioral health services and align with recent New York State guidelines, CoveCare Center and CareMount Medical are leading the way.
Integrated care promotes collaborative treatment for those who experience physical health conditions in addition to mental health and/or substance use issues. With increased communication and coordination between their health care professionals, those in need will be treated in a more comprehensive and effective way. This approach improves the overall quality of care by addressing the whole person, while also reducing costs.
CoveCare Center therapists will now provide mental health counseling and treatment as well as alcohol and substance use treatment and prevention services at CareMount Medical locations, beginning with their offices in Brewster, NY (185 Route 312/Southeast Executive Park) and Patterson, NY (2050 Route 22). These onsite services will require a referral from a CareMount Medical physician.
“In keeping with the vision of New York State, we have begun to integrate our services into other settings. We welcome the opportunity to extend our reach by providing mental health services at CareMount Medical locations. This type of partnership not only allows us to reach more people who need our services, but to do so in a collaborative, cost-effective way. We are excited for this new opportunity to extend our services and improve the health of our community,” stated Diane Russo, Chief Executive Officer of CoveCare Center.
CareMount Medical is the largest independent multispecialty medical group in New York State, providing comprehensive medical care of the highest quality to more than 550,000 patients in 43 locations throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster counties.
“Our mission has always been to offer the highest quality and most effective care to all of our patients, and partnering with CoveCare Center allows us to more thoroughly treat the entire patient. Mental health is an important part of a person’s physical health,” said Scott D. Hayworth, M.D., President and CEO, CareMount Medical. “This partnership helps to fulfill a major goal for CareMount Medical – to help our patients obtain easy access to quality mental health services.”