Provo — Urgent behavioral health services for the underinsured or non-insured in Utah County will soon be expanding thanks to a partnership between Wasatch Mental Health Services and Intermountain Healthcare.
Intermountain Healthcare recently made a $20,000 donation to Wasatch Mental Health Services. As a result of this and other recent contributions, Wasatch Mental Health will be able to provide much needed emergent care services, follow-up and coordination of care to individuals who otherwise likely would only access care when an immediate need would require going to a hospital emergency room.
"This significant contribution from Intermountain Healthcare allows us to implement a much needed assessment, referral, and coordination/follow-up program for clients who are indigent and often rely on the emergency department for their behavioral healthcare. We sincerely appreciate Intermountain's partnership in this effort," said Juergen E. Korbanka, Ph.D., CEO of Wasatch Mental Health.
"As a nonprofit healthcare system, Intermountain Healthcare's priority is to improve health in the communities we serve," said Mikelle Moore, president of the Intermountain Community Care Foundation. "We are grateful to support Wasatch Mental Health in its good work to provide care for low-income and uninsured individuals in need."
Wasatch Mental Health is a Community Mental Health Center providing mental health services to residents of Utah County. Providing services to more than 7,000 Utah County residents annually, Wasatch Mental Health offers a comprehensive array of behavioral health services and is recognized for its excellence in service provision and strong alliance with community partners and allied agencies.
Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit health system based in Salt Lake City. Recognized for its excellent clinical care and low costs, Intermountain addresses the healthcare needs of residents of Utah and southern Idaho. For more information, visit www.intermountainhealthcare.org.