Aida Carlos, ACSW
Associate Behavioral Health Specialist
Languages: English, Spanish
This year’s theme is “Back to Basics”. After the last two years of living through a pandemic, the link between our mental and physical health is clearer than ever. Mental and physical health can’t be separated.
Many people are realizing that stress, isolation, and uncertainty have taken a toll on their well-being. During this time, 4 in 10 U.S. adults have reported symptoms of anxiety or depression – a four-fold increase from 2019.
Camino promotes whole person care with a team. Behavioral Health Specialists are available and work daily alongside of medical providers in real-time. They are often called into exam rooms to work with patients in what is called a “warm hand off” where the patient sees the physician first and then sees the BHC.
We invite you to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by learning about the basics.
– Maria Nin, LCSW
Behavioral Health Director
We are proud to offer health center patients access to integrated behavioral health care. Along with your primary care provider, you will be able to meet with our Behavioral Health Specialists. These providers are licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) who have been specially trained to work as a member of your primary care team. The Behavioral Health Specialists offer help when stress, worry, or emotional concerns about physical or other life problems interfere with your daily life.
If warranted, a psychiatrist is available for medication consultations. To access our Integrated Behavioral Health Services, please let your primary care provider know that you would like to speak with one of our Behavioral Health Specialists. They are available for both same day consultations and scheduled office visits.
We offer same day appointments. Evening appointments are available on a limited basis.
For a psychiatric emergency, you can do the following:
Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being. While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that impact their mental health. Please use the resources below to learn more about mental health and how everyone can benefit from it: