CANTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - United Helpers officials say their new mental health clinic is an opportunity to really help community members in Canton.
"We have designed a unique continuum that enables adults, children and families to access an array of wrap around services critical to their long term success. Our research programs work," said United Helpers CEO Steve Knight.
The clinic has a broader range of services for mental health, housing, and medical care, as well as specialists on-the-go for patients who cannot leave home.
"This particular clinic celebrates whole health. There is a systems of care that we use here that allows our clients not only to receive mental health care here at this premise, but also allows us to utilize case management, home and community base services, and make sure that folks are linked with housing and primary care," said United Helpers Director of Behavioral health Services Angela Doe.
At the grand opening, the community was welcomed to tour the new facility.
One of the things that makes the facility special is the ability to reach doctors quickly and easily through tele-psychology. Using a Skype-like program, medical professionals can prescribe medicine to patients, even from far away.
"The more services we can provide in one county, the better off people will be. Whether they're looking for medication management, whether they're looking for someone to talk to, everyone deserves access to help," said Amy Chisholm, United Helpers substance abuse specialist.
The Canton clinic is now accepting adult, teen, children, and family patients.