The exceptional Behavioral Health team at Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic (LBUCC) includes licensed clinical social workers, a licensed master social worker, and a half-time psychiatrist. Behavioral Health services are provided to patients by referral through LBUCC Clinicians.
Behavioral Health services are offered to patients of all ages who can be assisted by out-patient counseling interventions and/or medication management. These services include brief exam room consultations during a patient’s regular visit, individual counseling, disease management counseling, diagnostic assessments, play therapy, medication management and referrals for offsite services as necessary.
LBUCC employs a full time Registered Dietitian who provides nutrition therapy for different health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease in which treatment and nutrition plays an important role. One-on-one consultation includes weight management, nutritional assessment, counseling and education in order to develop healthy eating and lifestyle habits. Weight management consultations include a Body Composition Analysis to measure body fat percentage. Group nutrition classes are provided monthly. Nutrition services are provided at no cost to LBUCC patients by referral only from LBUCC Clinicians.
LBUCC employs a full time Optometrist who provides comprehensive eye and vision care for adults and children, including the management of vision problems related to diabetes. LBUCC’s Optometrist also offers Diabetic Retinopathy screening. Optometry services are provided to LBUCC patients by referral only from LBUCC Clinicians.
LBUCC employs a part time Podiatrist who provides podiatry services that include diabetic foot care, foot infections, bunions, corns and calluses, heel pain and the treatment of nail conditions. Podiatry services are provided to LBUCC patients by referral only from LBUCC Clinicians.
Promotora de Salud Program for Children With Persistent Asthma
LBUCC’s Promotora(s) de Salud (Community Health Workers) work individually and in groups to improve the health and wellness of children diagnosed with persistent asthma. Group education and support is offered through a series of 4 afternoon classes that include one-on-one visits with a doctor. Patients learn about disease self-management from the Promotora, the doctor and each other. This special program is available for clinic patients and family members.
LBUCC’s Clinicians provide referrals to specialists and other community resources as needed.