Tri-County Mental Health Services offering behavioral health services for the Kansas City Northland community. Prevention, assessment and treatment services for individuals and families throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties of Missouri.


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New Clinic Opens To Serve Tri-County Mental Health Patients

Officials from Tri-County Mental Health Services, Swope Health Services and the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce officially opened Swope Health Maple Woods clinic April 13. Located in the Tri-County offices on the Maple Woods Campus, the clinic will serve more than 2,000 Northland residents who need both mental and physical health care.

A new clinic will serve more than 2,000 Northland residents who need both mental and physical health care.

Officials from Swope Health Services, Tri-County Mental Health Services and the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce gathered Thursday to formally open the new Swope Health Maple Woods in the Northland Human Services Building. Staff members of SHS and Tri-County expect the clinic to reduce acute hospitalization, improve disease management and ensure availability of preventive care. The result is expected to improve a wide range of health outcomes and reduce overall costs.

“Having medical care available on-site in our mental health center will provide our clients with a holistic continuum of care, readily available for their healthcare needs.” said Tri-County CEO Tom Petrizzo. “Integration of primary care and behavioral health will help improve the overall health of our adult clients who have serious mental health challenges, while reducing unnecessary hospital visits and other health expenses.”

Dave Barber, SHS president and CEO, said the partnership between his organization and Tri-County was an outstanding solution for a serious problem. “People dealing with mental health issues have shorter life spans, anywhere from 10 to 25 years,” he noted. “One of the biggest reasons is access. This clinic helps address that.”

Mark Miller, SHS vice president of Behavioral Health, predicted the clinic will also serve as a model for others. “It will help break down the barriers that have prevented mental health consumers from receiving appropriate and timely medical care,” he said.

Swope Health Services is a federally qualified health center providing primary health care, dental and behavioral health services. To schedule an appointment, call 816-923-5800 and ask to be seen at Swope Health Maple Woods. More information is online at www.swopehealth.org.

Tri-County Mental Health Services is a private, not-for-profit community mental health center delivering behavioral healthcare to individuals and families residing in Clay, Platte and Ray counties. Each year, Tri-County programs assist nearly 8,000 area residents while providing prevention services to over 40,000 individuals in concert with some 500 community volunteers.

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