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Whole Person Care

Whole Person Care 

Whole Person Care (WPC) is a five-year pilot program of California’s Department of Health Care Services that coordinates physical health, behavioral health, and social services for vulnerable Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are high users of multiple health and social services systems and yet continue to have or are at risk of poor health outcomes.

focus populationMonterey County Health Department’s WPC links referrals from our Community Partners to Public Health Registered Nurse Case Managers for physical and emotional health assessments.

Coordinated case management through multi-disciplinary teams then link vulnerable clients to primary care clinics, mental health/substance abuse therapists, social services, housing supports and placement, and employment training.

Comprehensive care will assist clients in their normal environments with benefit assessments, setting and keeping appointments, transportation, food and nutrition, peer support groups, and on-site housing counseling and skill development training.

New strategies include mobile outreach, a sobering center, a respite center, and cross-system data sharing between Public Health nurse case managers, Natividad Medical Center, Monterey County Clinics, Behavioral Health therapists, and homeless services providers.

Monterey County will provide services to approximately 500 individuals over the WPC program duration, all-the-while measuring improved health outcomes and delivery system improvements. We expect Emergency Department and hospital use to decrease for our WPC Population, and corresponding improvements in managed diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.  

To be a referring partner, or refer a potential client to Whole Person Care,

Please contact us at 831/755-4630

 

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