Greenwood, IN - WindRose Health Network (WHN), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with six health centers throughout Central Indiana providing integrated, high-quality family-oriented care, has announced a partnership with Cummins Behavioral Health Systems, Inc. (Cummins). The innovative collaboration provides the Cummins Avon clinic access to primary care through WHN medical clinicians.
Together, the organizations are delivering collaborative care, a model proven to significantly improve mental health and wellness outcomes. “Lack of primary care access and availability can create huge barriers that leave many patients with no support. Together we set out to change that for our Avon residents,” said Scott Rollett, chief executive officer of WHN.
On average, 10 to 14 percent of patients on a primary care provider’s panel have a behavioral health need. With isolation, grief, stress and anxiety increasing because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, establishing integrated care models to fully serve the full range of patient needs creates a flexible patient-centered approach throughout the Avon community.
Cummins was awarded a federal SAMHSA grant to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). This grant will allow Cummins to add primary care services, through its partnership with WHN, to enhance its focus on whole person care in addition to the behavioral health services historically provided.
About Cummins Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.
Cummins is a community mental health center serving central and west central Indiana. Its mission is to inspire the hope of recovery; to achieve excellence in all aspects of care; and to make the goals and aspirations of those it serves its highest priority. Established in 1972, Cummins provides mental health and substance use services in Boone, Hendricks, Marion, Montgomery, and Putnam Counties. For more information, visit Cumminsbhs.org or follow us on Facebook
About WindRose Health Network
WindRose Health Network’s (WHN) mission is to improve the health of both its patients and the communities it serves by providing high-quality, family-oriented, primary, and preventive health care services, with a particular emphasis on helping the poor, the medically under-served and vulnerable residents. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, WHN accepts all people regardless of ability to pay and helps patients overcome language, economic, cultural, and geographical barriers to obtain healthcare services for themselves and for their families.
Established in 1996, WHN offers preventative and integrated primary care across six sites of care in Marion, Johnson, Hendricks, and Bartholomew County including mobile COVID vaccination based in Edinburgh.