This year, Adapt, provider of primary care and behavioral health services, marks 50 years of service to the communities of southern Oregon. The milestone ushers in a new name that reflects the organization’s growth and transition to fully integrated primary care, mental health care, and substance use treatment. Effective April 2021, services provided under the names of Adapt, Compass Behavioral Health, and SouthRiver Community Health Center, will be provided under the name of Adapt Integrated Health Care.
Established in 1971, Adapt has grown over the years in response to changing community needs and to keep pace with medical advances and new models of integrated physical and behavioral health care. “Over the years we have focused on the expansion of services and the integration of care to make it easier for community members throughout our region to connect with the care they need, regardless of ability to pay,” said Gregory Brigham, Ph.D., CEO.
Integrated health care is a relatively new approach to care that brings the expertise of primary care, mental health, substance use treatment, and other health care professionals together as a team to meet patients’ diverse health care needs. Integrated care is a mutually beneficial model of care that improves access to primary care for people with behavioral health disorders while improving access to behavioral health care for people with emerging substance use or mental health disorders. “Integration will reduce barriers to care and give patients access to a wider range of services,” said Brigham. “Whether someone is seeking primary care, mental health care, or substance use treatment, there is no wrong door to care.”
While the organization’s name is changing to reflect the integration of primary care and behavioral health care, many things will remain the same:
- Patients will continue to have access to the same skilled and caring providers
- Patients will continue to receive services at the same locations
- Phone numbers will remain the same
- Website address will remain the same—www.adaptoregon.org
- Patient fees for services should not change
In the coming weeks, patients and community members will notice the Adapt Integrated Health Care name on building signs, patient forms and statements, website, TV and radio ads, and social media. For more information, patients are encouraged to talk with their provider. For information about the 50-year history of Adapt Integrated Health Care, visit www.adaptoregon.org/about-us/history/.
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About Us: Established in 1971, Adapt Integrated Health Care is a board-governed nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide communities access to world class primary care, addictions treatment, behavioral health care and prevention services to promote health and restore lives. We take great pride in delivering the highest quality and most effective medical and behavioral health care to children, adolescents, adults and families, regardless of ability to pay. Services are provided in four southern Oregon counties—Douglas, Josephine, Coos and Curry.