PCDC's Impact: Behavioral Health

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The integration of primary care and behavioral health services is increasingly recognized as a critical component of whole-person care and improved health outcomes. Seamless referrals between primary care and behavioral health providers allow patients to quickly and easily access the physical and mental care they need through an established, trusting patient-provider relationship.

PCDC is prioritizing projects that advance behavioral health integration and services. Recent financings include fully integrated centers and substance use and recovery clinics. Our capacity building team empowers providers to improve care delivery by incorporating behavioral health strategies into existing services.

Increasing HIV/AIDS Care in South Florida

Categories: Investment
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) completed financing on its first capital investment project in Florida, which will bring integrated primary care, behavioral health, and a variety of supportive services to Miami, especially for people and families affected by HIV/AIDS. PCDC’s $6 million in debt financing and $10 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocation …

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A Health Center’s $47 Million Evolution

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment
Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) — Connecticut’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center — celebrated the culmination of an ambitious project this spring: a $47 million expansion of three sites across the state. Made possible through PCDC financing, the new facilities span a total of 81,400 square feet and expand primary care access to an additional …

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Before and After Financing: A Rural Health Center Thrives

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment
In Connecticut, drug and opioid overdoses have surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths. The epidemic is largely centered in the rural region served by Community Health and Wellness Center of Greater Torrington (CHWC). “The opioid crisis is far-reaching and has no boundaries,” says Joanne Borduas, CEO of CHWC. “It affects all ages, …

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Making a 30-Minute Brief Intervention a Reality

Categories: PCDC News, Technical Assistance
Can a 30-minute visit make a difference in integrated behavioral health and primary care? Without question, says PCDC’s Andrew Philip, who recently demonstrated how at the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference. [Register for PCDC’s free Primary Care Summit: ‘Closing the Behavioral Health Integration Gap.’] In a live mock interaction, a fictional patient named “Mary” …

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Bolstering Substance Use Services in Rural New York State

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment
A new $3.3 million project will bring much-needed substance use services to New York State’s rural North Country, following accelerated bridge financing from the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The financing allows St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center, Inc. to co-locate three important programs …

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