Carson City, Nevada 89706
Carson City Health and Human Services
Our mission remains the same today as it has been since its founding: to assist individuals age 60+ with questions, problems, and concerns by providing assistance and access to a comprehensive range of services. These services are for Carson City residents only for now.
We offer many services at the Carson City Senior Center, including Meals on Wheels service, onsite dining, Medicare counseling, tax preparation service, blood pressure clinics, AARP driving services, senior support groups, along with our Social Work Program Manager who can help our seniors connect with the services that they need. We also have a bilingual Case Manager. We encourage you to read the service description to get a better idea what is involved and who the point of contact person is.
Blood Pressure is taken by a registered nurse on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:30am – 11:30 am.
There is no charge, however donations are accepted.
- A reading below 120/80 is considered normal, according to the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute.
- High blood pressure is responsible for 35% of all cardiovascular problems like heart attacks or strokes and 24% of preventable deaths.
SHIP Medicare advisors are available to answer Medicare questions, free of charge, at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center on the following days:
Tuesday, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. by appointment
Thursday, 10:00 to 1:30 p.m. First-come, first served basis
The SHIP volunteer advisors can assist anyone with questions or concerns relating to Medicare and/or Medicare products. SHIP services are designed to help explain Medicare, health insurance, health service plans, and other options for financing health and long-term care services in an objective and unbiased manner that supports your independent decisions.
The counseling services are provided by SHIP-trained Volunteer Advisors who are acting in good faith to provide information about Medicare health insurance policies and benefits to you.
The State Health Insurance Assistance program (SHIP) is funded by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services through the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division.
There is no fee for this service.
Carson City Senior Center has a licensed Social Work Program Manager available by appointment, to assist you with any problems or concerns you may have. We also have a bilingual Case Manager available to help with your needs.
Please call the Senior Center at (775) 883-0703 to schedule an appointment with our social worker.
Carson City, Nevada 89760
Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health & Senior Pathways
- In/Out patient psychiatric and substance abuse
- 30 adult psychiatric and substance abuse beds
- Alcohol, opiates, etc. – Dual-diagnosis clients
- Detox – 3-5 days up to several weeks
- Discharge plans
- Fully staffed – two medical directs, psychiatrists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, full range of therapists, social workers, nursing staff
- Senior pathways – 55 ages and up (not limited by age) 10-14 day stay
- 16 Senior pathways beds – deal with all senior mental health issues – Alzheimer’s, dementia, stabilization, and placement in assisted living facilities
- Intake from other facilities with change in behavior
- Most insurance plans accepted
- Medicaid and Medicare
- Team approach to care
- Family participation/family groups
- 24/7 admitting
- Self admits
Toll Free BHS Hotline: (800) 283-7671
Inpatient BHS: (775) 445-7350
Outpatient BHS: (775) 445-7756
Behavioral Health Services’ (BHS) Senior Pathways Program is a multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment program for aging adults experiencing an acute decrease in their everyday level of functioning. Assessment is designed to be quick and precise, addressing medical, psychosocial, social and situational factors. Treatment is individualized and encourages family input and involvement.
Senior Pathways Inpatient Program is for aging adults who are suffering from:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Anger (services include anger management)
- Combative behavior
- Debilitating anxiety disorders, among others
- Decreased memory
- Increased confusion
- Increased isolation
- Loss of appetite
- Mood disorders
- Suicidal thoughts; suicidal attempts or ideation
The Churchill County Board of Health focuses on the efforts of Churchill County, Nevada to identify, promote, and share resources directed toward health related issues that impact our community and the neighboring communities.
As a newly organized entity, we are looking forward to growth and challenges. We are actively soliciting information and input on how best to gather information, disseminate information, and be responsive to changes in community needs. Developing resources, being agile, and being accessible is part of our vision for the future.
Please feel free to be part of our team by sending input through our website or by coming to our regularly scheduled meetings.
Reno, Nevada 89502
Community Health Alliance
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Community Health Alliance exists to provide high quality health care to any member of the community, regardless of their ability to pay. Our 200 employees are all driven by our mission to serve.
Community Health Alliance Health Centers are FTCA (Federal Torte Claims Act) deemed facilities. To learn more about FTCA Health Centers please visit U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.
The Community Health Alliance Health Centers at Wells Avenue, Neil Road and Sun Valley have all been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient Centered Medical Home, Level 2. To find out more about NCQA and their mission please click here.
To learn more about Patient Centered Medical Homes and how they benefit you, please visit our Patient Centered Medical Home page.
- About Us
- Board Members
- What We Do
- Patient Centered Medical Home
- Our Mission and Vision
- Our History
- How We’re Funded
- Health Providers
- Medical Providers
- Eithne-Marie Barton, D.O., Co-Medical Director
- Jason P. Crawford M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer
- Cheruba Abraham, M.D.
- Danijela Janes, M.D.
- Michael W. Owens, M.D.
- Chris Patin, M.D.
- Steven Shane, M.D., M.S.
- Brianne Kelly, MPA-C
- Valerie Leitko, PA-C
- Richard McCracken, PA-C
- Gina Pedersen, PA
- Tristan T. Stiles, MS, PA-C
- Chelsea Doyle, APRN, FNP-C
- Taylor Ann Johnson, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, Assistant Medical Director
- Christine Miller, RN, MSN, APRN, NP-C
- Bruce Nigro, APN
- Christine Dawn Reese, MSN, MBA, APRN, NP-C
- Kasie Reynolds, RN, MS, CPNP-PC
- Brooke L. Walker, APRN, MSN
- Medical Providers
Individuals throughout Nevada can call Crisis Call Center’s 24-hour crisis line at (775) 784-8090 to report child abuse or neglect, elder abuse and neglect, or disabled adult abuse or neglect. Incoming calls during normal business hours are transferred to the appropriate agency, and after-hours reports are taken by Crisis Call Center staff for all overnight, weekend and holiday hours. All reports are turned over to Division of Child and Family Services, Child Protective Services or law enforcement in the appropriate county depending on the level of urgency involved.
If you have any questions, please call Crisis Call Center at (775) 784-8090 or 1 (800) 992-5757 or click here.
Child Abuse Indicators
There are various forms of abuse and harm that can be inflicted on children. Click here to see indicators for the various forms of child abuse. If you have witnessed an act of child abuse or you suspect a child is being abused, please call (775) 784-8090 or 1 (800) 992-5757 to file a report and help end the violence.
Reporting Elder Abuse and Neglect
To report Elder Abuse/Neglect 24 hours a day, please call (775) 784-8090 or 1 (800) 992-5757
Individuals throughout Nevada can call the 24-hour Crisis Lines to report elder abuse or neglect. Calls taken during normal business hours will be transferred to the appropriate agency. The Center handles all overnight, weekend, and holiday reporting. Assessments are made to determine the immediate degree of danger to the senior involved. Depending on severity, reports are turned over to the Division for Aging Services or the appropriate law enforcement agency. Reports are also taken for child abuse or neglect and disabled adult abuse and neglect.
Elder abuse may include physical abuse, neglect, psychological or emotional abuse, financial exploitation, or self-neglect.
- For indicators and signs of elder abuse, click here.
- Only hospice organization serving rural Nevada patients (service area includes – Gerlach, Fernley, Carson, Yerington, Hawthorne, Austin, Gabbs, Lovelock, Imlay, and Rye Patch)
- Nurses to provide care to patients and families
- Social worker to assess needs of patients and families
- Chaplain (works with families up to one year after passing of loved one)
- Volunteer coordination and outreach – rally around patient and caregiver – provides volunteers who provide companionship and sit with patient to allow caregivers/families much needed breaks (always looking for volunteers)
- Memory bear clinic – open to public – taking clothing items of deceased loved ones and creating stuffed teddy bears for family keepsake
Fallon, Nevada 89406
Fallon Rural Clinics (Counseling, Mental Health and Supportive Services)
Open M-F, 8AM-5PM, (Closed for Lunch 12-1) for more information, contact (775) 423-7141
- 2 adult and 2 child psychiatrists through Tele-Med
- Individual, group, and family therapies
- Nursing staff – One FT and one PT RN
- Two FT and one PT Clinicians
- One Service Coordinator
- Children, Adults, Geriatrics
- 50% dually diagnosed, chemically dependent
- Major depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, psychosis (percentage of seriously mentally ill who are violent is similar to the regular population)
- HUD and Low-Income housing application forms assistance
- Sliding fee scale with proof of income
- Referrals to other agencies if needed
- Private insurance
- Bill insurance companies
As a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network, Crisis Call Center offers free and confidential support, intervention, and information for individuals throughout Nevada seeking help for themselves or their loved ones who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or crisis-related issues.
– Are you a suicide attempt survivor?
– Have you lost a loved one to suicide?
– Do you support suicide prevention?
– Share your story on the Lifeline Gallery and help others connect to help and hope.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need immediate assistance, please dial: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
All calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are answered by local crisis centers belonging to the national network. Crisis Call Center is proud to be a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network.
Although suicide prevention is the primary mission of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, people can call the Lifeline for many reasons:
|Suicidal thoughts||Abuse/violence||To help a friend or loved one|
|Information on suicide||Economic problems||Relationship problems|
|Information on mental health/ illness||Sexual orientation issues||Loneliness|
|Post-disaster needs||Homelessness issues||Family problems|
|Substance abuse/addiction||Physical illness||Relationship problems|
The life of each and every individual has meaning and value. Individually, our lives have a huge influence on a great many people. The loss of a life by suicide impacts an entire community. By knowing the signs and helping someone who is suicidal, you have done more for that person and your community than you will ever know.
Suicide Warning Signs
Click here to view the verbal, behavioral, and environmental warning signs of someone who may be contemplating suicide.
Suicide Lethality Scale
Click here to view the Suicide Lethality Scale.
Understanding And Helping The Suicidal Individual
Be Aware Of The Warning Signs
If you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs, seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional, calling Crisis Call Center at (775) 784-8090 or 1 (800) 273-8255, or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255.
– Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself.
– Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, pills, or other means.
– Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person.
– Feeling hopeless.
– Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge.
– Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking.
– Feeling trapped, like there’s no way out.
– Increasing alcohol or drug use.
– Withdrawing from friends, family, and society.
– Feeling anxious, agitated, or unable to sleep or sleeping all the time.
– Experiencing dramatic mood changes.
– Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life.
How do you remember the warning signs of suicide? Here’s a mnemonic device that can help you remember the basic signs:
IS PATH WARM?
Are You Or Is Someone You Love At Risk Of Suicide?
Suicide Is 100% Preventable If You Know The Signs And Take Action.
– Be aware. Learn the warning signs.
– Get involved. Become available. Show interest and support.
– Ask if he/she is thinking about suicide.
– Be direct. Talk openly and freely about suicide.
– Be willing to listen. Allow for expression of feelings. Accept the feelings.
– Be non-judgmental. Don’t debate whether suicide is right or wrong, or feelings are good or bad. Don’t lecture on the value of life.
– Don’t dare him/her to do it.
– Don’t give advice by making decisions for someone else, or by telling them to behave differently.
– Don’t ask “why”? This encourages defensiveness.
– Offer empathy, not sympathy.
– Don’t act shocked. This creates distance.
– Don’t be sworn to secrecy. Seek support.
– Offer hope that alternatives are available, do not offer glib reassurance; it only proves you don’t understand.
– Take action! Remove means! Get help from individuals or agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
Be Aware of Feelings, Thoughts, and Behaviors
Nearly everyone, at some time in his or her life, thinks about suicide. Almost everyone decides to live because they come to realize that the crisis is temporary, but death is not. On the other hand, people in the midst of a crisis often perceive their dilemma as inescapable and feel an utter loss of control. Frequently, they:
– Can’t stop the pain.
– Can’t think clearly.
– Can’t make decisions.
– Can’t see any way out.
– Can’t sleep, eat or work.
– Can’t get out of the depression.
– Can’t make the sadness go away.
– Can’t see the possibility of change.
– Can’t see themselves as worthwhile.
– Can’t get someone’s attention.
– Can’t seem to get control.
If you are concerned about a family member or friend, show you care and ask the question: Do you feel suicidal? Trust your gut instincts, and if you’re concerned, help get the person to support services that can help. If the person can’t open up to you, find someone else who can talk with that person. If you are unsure but still concerned, call the Crisis Call Center to speak with one of our trained volunteers today.
Don’t delay. Your concern could save a life. Call 1 (800) 273-8255.
Nevada Health Link
Health insurance protects you and your loved ones if you get sick or injured. Insurance can also help keep you and your family healthy. If you have insurance, you’ll be able to get preventive care (like regular check-ups and screenings) so you and your family will be sick less often.
It also protects you financially: it protects you from having to pay large medical bills that you could incur by covering those bills, which is especially important if you have to miss work due to illness or injury.
Nevada Health Link is here to help you find a health insurance plan that fits your needs and your budget. Using Nevada Health Link, you’ll be able to find a plan that covers your medical needs, and no one will be turned away because of pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or cancer. With Nevada Health Link, you can select a plan that’s cost is based upon your annual income. There are also federal tax credits and other financial help available for those who need it. Learn more about income-based costs here.
If you’d like to learn more about health insurance and the Affordable Care Act, watch the YouToons below.