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Our Family and Mental Health Program is a critical component of primary health care services at the Arlandria Health Center. Services include psychological and emotional support through individual, couple and family counseling and art and play therapy with children; support groups; psycho-educational groups, including life skills training; and parenting education that addresses multiple issues such as safety, discipline, and developmental milestones.
Family support workers also provide assistance to clients
in accessing other community services, including emergency funds, and
translation and interpretation services. A primary role for the support
workers is an advocacy role for clients helping clients resolve numerous
complex issues and referring clients to the therapists for counseling
or Health Center for primary care as needed.
Dental Health and preventive care is an integral part of each well child and well adult visit. Cleanings, x-rays, fillings, and extractions are provided for adults and children through a contract with the Alexandria Health Department; referrals are made for more extensive dental care needs.
Outreach efforts are also an integral part of the Health Center's services. Our Project Connect works to increase enrollment of eligible children in Medicaid/FAMIS public health insurance and provides education and support to parents. About ninety percent of all eligible children at the Health Center today are enrolled compared to 34% when we started a few years ago. Outreach is an ongoing activity at the Arlandria Health Center, whereby health education and information about the Health Center's services are brought to the community at health fairs, faith community groups, local businesses, recreation departments, and other sites where low-income families congregate.
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