February 12, 2020 Behavioral health support available following Eastern Oregon flood Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI) and its local partners have joined a collaborative effort to serve the emotional and mental health service needs of residents impacted by severe flooding in Umatilla County. On Thursday, between noon and 8 p.m., GOBHI staff will [...]
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September 2019 National Recovery Month Behavioral health is essential to health and together we can make a difference. Eastern Oregon communities are facing a serious challenge: the prevalence of substance use and mental health disorders. One in five young adults lives with mild to moderate mental health conditions as well as substance use conditions. [...]
GOBHI Gazette August 2019 GOBHI Telehealth Expansion Update Patients and Providers brought together with easy to use telehealth software, MEND! In the era of smartphones and tablets, most patients still find themselves required to physically travel to clinics for health care services. This causes issues when [...]
June 2019 Meet Eddie — A Success Story By Sandra Gore and Eddie Note: This story was originally published in the June 2019 Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness newsletter. Eddie struggled for years with substance use and mental health concerns that went undiagnosed. As a result of his actions, Eddie lost his immediate family and [...]
GOBHI Gazette April 2019 In this issue: GOBHI and Northwest CCO Reminders and Updates from Utilization Management Volunteer drivers needed in the Columbia Gorge Complex Care Management GOBHI announces the submission of applications for EOCCO, NWCCO Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI) is excited to announce [...]
GOBHI Gazette January 2019 In this issue: Required Reporting Updates myStrength Telehealth Platform 2018 Practitioner Survey Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program Union County Warming Station GOBHI Spring Conference Save the Date Utilization Management update: MAT pre-authorizations Complex Care Management "A New Year, A New [...]
July 2018 Vegetable prescription service expands in ‘frontier’ Oregon GOBHI begins managing Frontier Veggie Rx in Gilliam, Harney, Sherman counties A fruit and vegetable prescription program is sprouting up in rural Oregon. Since July 1, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI) has begun managing Frontier Veggie Rx in three counties. GOBHI supported the program’s [...]
Sept. 12, 2018 Federal grant spurs GOBHI telehealth expansion Behavioral health organization awarded nearly $1 million Eastern Oregon — In the era of smartphones and tablets, most patients still find themselves required to physically travel to clinics for health care services. However, behavioral health professionals in rural Oregon are looking to buck the trend. A [...]
‘Call on us’ Oregon Senior Peer Outreach program confronts loneliness By Kris Boler, MBA Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. Do you know someone in your community who is isolated and feeling lonely? Remoteness and social isolation are issues affecting older community members from all walks of life — and the impacts are severe. The [...]
GOBHI Gazette October 2018 Greetings! We here at GOBHI are working hard to support you in improving access, quality, and experience of care for all of our members. We would like to use this opportunity to familiarize you with programs that are available through GOBHI as well as ways that quality of care being [...]