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Dr. Titte Srinivas
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Health Facilities (Overview)

Health facilities are all buildings and clinics that provide health care or are involved in health promotion. Health facilities include hospitals, clinics, community health centers, blood banks, dialysis centers, as well as many others.


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What is a behavioral health facility?

What is a behavioral health facility?

New Name for Care: Behavioral health facilities are centers, clinics, or hospitals that address and treat mental illness and/or substance abuse problems. Most promote independent living in the community and aim to prevent unnecessary, restrictive institutional placements. The objective is to help these individuals to continue to be productive members of their communities. ...Read more

Dr. Titte Srinivas
133 doctors shared insights

Health Facilities (Overview)

Health facilities are all buildings and clinics that provide health care or are involved in health promotion. Health facilities include hospitals, clinics, community health centers, blood banks, dialysis centers, as well as many others.


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What is it like to work in mental health facility?

What is it like to work in mental health facility?

See below: It's challenging as you're dealing with people in distress. It is also rewarding because people do get better. Working in a mental health facility requires flexibility, but also the ability to follow structure and ability to look at your own reactions to a client and monitor these reactions. Are there any specific aspects that interest you? ...Read more

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Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where do you live?: I know here in virginia there are a few. Depends where you live really. Some places are out of the way, and others are in populated centers. Your local hospital, especially if it has a department of psychology, will have a list. Otherwise you can consult with the state board of psychology for a local list. You will usually need referral from your physician to get in. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any mental health facilities in california?

Mental health facili: Plenty of government run mental health clinics for severely mentally sick people. The government mental health hospitals in all counties. Search the web. http://ochealthinfo.com/behavioral-home [for orange county] http://www.Sfdph.Org/dph/comupg/oservices/mentalhlth/cbhs/default.Asp [for san francisco] .... ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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What is the goal of mental health facilities for their patients?

Keep 'em functioning: Mental health clinics, public or private, offer counseling and medication when appropriate. Some mental health problems are 'curable'; others are 'manageable'. In either case, the goal of the clinic is to keep patients functioning and achieving their realistic goals. Oh yes, and a good mental health professional has a goal of getting a patient healthy enough to not have to come back. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

VA state psych laws: States have some provision various types of involuntary civil commitment. A short term one: like the ca "5150 hold" to a mh facility ; it requires danger to 1) self, 2)others 3) or gravely disabled or substantially unable to care for self. In va usually this is argued by family, mental health practitioner or law enforcement and heard by admin law magistrate. 5250 type holds in va go 14 days. ...Read more

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Before entering a mental health facility do they test your blood when you get there?

Before entering a mental health facility do they test your blood when you get there?

Yes: Usually, if you're entering an in-patient ward, you will have a physical, including a blood test. For partial hospitalization programs (php) or intensive outpatient programs (iop), you might be asked for a physical from your primary care doctor. There's no need for a completed physical or blood test if you start individual outpatient psychotherapy. ...Read more