Andrews Center believes in holistic health. A healthy body and freedom from physical sickness helps in the management of mental illness. Staff coordinates primary healthcare for clients in order to improve outcomes and provide better overall experiences. Clients benefit from increased access to primary healthcare services, reducing the number of emergency room visits.
Primary Care Services
To better meet the healthcare needs of our clients, integrated primary and behavioral healthcare services can be offered directly through Andrews Center, as well. This is more convenient for patients and also opens the door for different disciplines involved in the patient’s treatment to work together more easily and effectively. Andrews Center is able to offer treatments and services for the following conditions:
- High Cholesterol Screening
- Migraine Headaches
- Smoking Cessation
- Gastric Reflux
Andrews Center Medical Services is located in the Tyler Main Center. Behavioral and primary health screenings, lab work, and pharmacy services are available at this location.
Patients without insurance will be charged a nominal fee based on their income level. Payment is expected at time of service, but no one is refused service due to inability to pay.
Andrews Center now coordinates primary health care to improve patient outcomes and provide better patient experiences.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Schedule an appointment or speak with an Andrews Center medical provider or case manager
There are many state and federal benefits available to those living with mental illness. Andrews Center benefits staff is available to clients to provide assistance in accessing these benefits. This may include referrals to any applicable community-based resources. Benefits assistance is provided to residents of Henderson, Rains, Smith, Van Zandt and Wood counties. Mentally disabled individuals who potentially meet Social Security Administration’s Listing of Impairments may be eligible to receive assistance.
Staff trained in Social Security Administration (SSA) rules and regulations may assist clients in developing their case and processing claims through to a favorable decision with the SSA.
Medication is one of the most important aspects of managing a mental illness. Andrews Center understands this and provides medication services as part of its treatment plan for mental health disorders. Some individuals requiring medication services may also qualify for direct financial assistance from Andrews Center to help pay for their medication.
In general, medication assistance is:
- Only available for medications critical to treatment of the diagnosed mental illness.
- For medications on an approved formulary.
- For the least expensive appropriate medication.
- For medications not covered by insurance.
- Only for individuals who meet the admission criteria.
In the event that funding is not available, a waiting list is maintained. This list is updated on a continuous basis and patients are moved to the active Medication Assistance Program on a first-come, first-served basis and as funding becomes available.
Referral for Brief or Long-Term Hospitalization
Inpatient Referral Service provides screening, assessment and referral for those needing brief or long-term hospitalization for psychiatric treatment. Patients may be admitted to private or state hospitals for twenty-four hour inpatient care.
Continuity of Care
For the person challenged with a mental illness, a smooth transition from inpatient to outpatient treatment is critical to their ability to function in the community. Andrews Center helps in the transition process by assisting in making living arrangements, setting up aftercare appointments, and helping to obtain needed resources.
The continuity unit works with patients who are either admitted for treatment in, or are awaiting discharge from, state or private psychiatric hospitals. Staff in this unit will assess patient needs upon discharge in order to establish aftercare plans, make appropriate referrals for long-term placement and outpatient services, and advocate for the patient with community agencies.