New Integrated Outpatient Office partnership to lead to less recidivism, help public
A big change in accessibility to healthcare in Old Town Yuma is designed to reduce recidivism for those involved with the Yuma County Adult Probation Department, State Parole and Federal Probation Departments. Community Health Associates has teamed up with Adult Probation, HOPE, Inc. and The Living Center Recovery to open an Integrated Outpatient Office in the department’s location at 410 S. Maiden Lane, Yuma. The Grand Opening of the facility will be held 10:30 am – Noon, Wednesday, May 2nd.
Working closely with Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Targeted Investment Program and Cenpatico Integrated Care, the idea of the 6500 square foot facility is to integrate primary medical care and behavioral health services for adults transitioning from the jail or prison. Family members can also access services.
“When it comes to the business of Adult Probation, a lot of staff time is spent helping connect probationers to services they need to further their success,” explains Sandi Hoppough, Chief Adult Probation Officer. “Often this means they need to see a doctor, a counselor, undergo assessments, and have medicines prescribed. Far too often they don’t have transportation or initiative to get very far to get that help. This new facility will close that gap and better prepare them for success.”The project is one of six sites in Arizona awarded by AHCCCS through federal Medicaid grant funding to specifically co-locate these type services within, or in close proximity, to an Adult Probation Department. The Yuma County site is the only one that will have the integrated program within the same building. While justice involved individuals, probationers and parolees and their family members are the primary targeted populations, services will be available to members of the general public.