Maumee Valley Integrated Health Care provides primary medical and pharmacy services to people living with mental illness. These services were developed when The Four County ADAMhs Board, Maumee Valley Guidance Center, Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio, and Health Partners came together to address the wide health disparities that exist for people living with mental illness. A ground breaking study reported in 2006 revealed that individuals living with severe mental illness were dying between 13 and 31 years earlier than others. The cause of death was similar to the general public including diabetes, heart and pulmonary diseases, and cancers. Our service places a primary medical team within Maumee Guidance Center’s site so that barriers to care can be eliminated. Health Partners’ clinicians work closely with Maumee Valley’s staff to coordinate care and improve our patients’ overall health outcomes.
To read more about these study results, click here.
Maumee Valley Guidance Center Integrated HealthCare is dedicated to building a patient centered health care home for you and your family. Our medical services focus on the delivery of wellness and preventive care, episodic sick care, chronic disease management, chiropractic care, laboratory services and women’s health.
Wellness and Preventive Care
Medical providers (doctors, physician’s assistants, and nurse practitioners) work with every patient to keep them healthy, reduce risk factors, and encourage healthy behaviors. Services include:
- Adult immunizations
- Physicals and regular screenings
- Women’s health screenings
- Fluoride varnish applications for healthy teeth
Episodic Sick Care
When one of our patients becomes ill, our goal is to help them get better fast. Patient concerns that we treat on a regular basis include:
- Sore throats
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Other common illnesses
Chronic Disease Management
While a diagnosis of a disease does present challenges, in many cases these health conditions can be managed effectively. We work with our patients to help them understand their condition and take the necessary steps to limit any restrictions on their daily lives. Chronic diseases we help manage include:
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Hepatitis C
- High Cholesterol
Maumee Valley Guidance Center Integrated HealthCare offers full laboratory services on site, in partnership with Pathology Laboratories. Our patients can have their labs conveniently drawn at the time of their medical visit. In addition, patients are welcome to have labs drawn on a walk-in basis, with no appointment necessary.
Lab services are contracted, meaning that each patient is billed directly for these services. A sliding fee scale for lab services is available.
Women’s Health Services
Maumee Valley Guidance Center Integrated HealthCare provides women’s health screenings, which include pap smears, pelvic and breast exams, and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) screenings. We offer a variety of contraceptive methods including birth control pills, Depo-Provera shots, IUDs, and implants to meet your family planning needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a medical patient?
Health Partners is always accepting new adult and pediatric patients. Please call to schedule an appointment with one of our medical providers to establish care with us. If you would like to transfer your health care from another medical provider, let us know and we will have you sign a release of information to get copies of your health records.
If I am sick today, can I get an appointment?
Yes, all of our locations are able to see a limited number of same-day appointments. Please call and let us know that you are sick and want to be seen today. However, if your regular medical provider is unavailable, you may see one of our other providers. As always, our Health Partners Quick-Care location at 1550 N. Main St. in Lima accepts walk-ins all day 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Monday – Saturday).
Can I come to Health Partners to be seen if my regular family doctor is unavailable?
No, Health Partners does not fill in for other medical providers in the community. You will need to contact your doctor’s office to find out where to get care.