Metro Community Health Center Receives Grant from Staunton Farm Foundation for Integrated Care Services Expansion.
PITTSBURGH, Pa.—Metro Community Health Center is pleased to announce that it has received a generous grant from Staunton Farm Foundation. These funds will be used to expand our Integrated Care Services department which was launched in January 2018 and has proven to be a valuable resource to our patient population.
The Integrated Healthcare model focuses on whole-person care to address each patient’s mental health needs in collaboration with their primary care provider, improving access and quality of care for patients with multiple healthcare needs. This expansion will include a build-out of the ICS suite including a new office for an additional LCSW and a larger waiting room to accommodate the increased number of patients that will be seen. Construction on the new ICS suite began last week.
The Staunton Farm Foundation is one of the leading foundations advocating for services for mental and behavioral health patients across South Western Pennsylvania. After receiving a grant from their organization for the initial build-out of our ICS department, we were excited to collaborate with them again to help grow the program to reach a broader range of patients and to help decrease or eliminate our waitlist.
For more information on Metro’s ICS build-out, please contact the office during regular business hours at (412) 342-4044.
About the Staunton Farm Foundation
The Staunton Farm Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people who lived with mental illness and substance use disorders. The Foundation works to enhance behavioral health treatment, support, and recovery through grant making to nonprofit organizations in 10 southwestern Pennsylvania counties (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland).
About Metro Community Health Center
Metro Community Health Center is a non-profit community health center providing primary care and integrated mental health services to the Swissvale, Wilkinsburg, and surrounding communities; regardless of ability to pay.
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Metro Community Health Center (MCHC) exists to serve the needs of our patients. It is a privilege to work here and know that everyone is focused primarily on caring for our patients and not on generating revenue. As a 501c(3) non-profit organization, we serve the Swissvale, Wilkinsburg and neighboring regions, to provide comprehensive health care to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay. MCHC has provided health care for over a decade, with physicians who specialize in family practice, geriatrics, women’s health, HIV and LGBT comprehensive care, and integrated behavioral health.
In early 2014, Metro Community Health Center underwent a name change, along with a relocation to enhanced facilities. Formerly known as Metro Family Practice, we wanted our name to reflect our interest in the health and well-being of the community.
Under a comprehensive family practice model, our health center incorporates a team based health care approach which enables streamlined care to each patient. Each team includes a physician and health professionals including nurses, medical assistants and administrators who work together to provide a unified approach for the patient. It empowers each team to understand the patient’s health history and current issues in order to deliver the most appropriate and comprehensive care possible.
At Metro Community Health Center, our philosophy is that good health is more than just the absence of disease. We believe well-being is the comprehensive sum of biological, behavioral, spiritual and social aspects of the individual, the family and the community. We see health as a three-legged stool: healthy nutrition, daily exercise, and psychosocial / spiritual health. MCHC strives to care for all individuals with respect, dignity and grace. We are very proud to be a part of this region and to care for those in this community. We look forward to serving you in the near future.