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Barbour Community Health Association
Behavioral Health Services at Barbour Community Health Association
At Barbour Community Health Association, we have well-trained doctors, physician assistants, and nurses to treat and manage behavioral health issues. Behavioral health is a broad term that can encompass a wide range of issues and challenges that can have a large impact on the quality of an individual’s life. Examples of behavioral health disorders that commonly develop during childhood or adolescence include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and conduct disorder. Young people may also struggle with depressive disorders, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), though symptoms of these disorders may develop during adulthood as well. It is extremely difficult to express the impact that behavioral health concerns have on individuals and their families.
The scope and impact of behavioral health disorders can vary widely from person to person due to many factors, including the age of onset, the presence of co-occurring disorders, the individual’s history with alcohol and other drugs, and the length of time between onset of symptoms and the start of treatment. The best outcome of treatment is to reduce the severity and frequency of symptoms and to improve the patient’s day-to-day life.
Primary Family Doctors at Barbour Community Health Association
The specialty of family medicine is centered on lasting, caring relationships with patients and their families. The creation of the Barbour Community Health Association was based on family medicine with a more personal relationship with your health provider. Here at BCHA we want to be more than just a clinic. We want our patients to know that we care about their health and well-being.
Barbour County’s Leader in Health, Wellness, & Fitness
Exercise and physical activity can be enjoyable. It gives you a chance to unwind, relax, and recharge for life ahead. Physical activity can also help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting. Everyone should complete some form of physical activity each day, no matter his or her health conditions.
Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, boost your health and have fun. Aim for at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise. Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have not exercised for a long time, have chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, or arthritis, or you have any concerns.
Belington Wellness Center runs on the emphasis of diet and exercise. This BCHA run facility offers community-based exercise classes along with free diet and nutritional counseling. We offer free swim instruction for all second and third graders in Barbour County along with water and floor aerobics. With many other classes for all ages Barbour Community Health Association is committed to improving the health of our community.
Pediatric Medicine for All Of Barbour County, WV
It is one of the biggest decisions you make before your baby is born. Which pediatrician is the right one for your child? Here at Barbour Community Health Association our providers manage the health of your child. They are trained to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases. Our doctors will see your child many times from birth to age two and a half, and once a year from ages three to five for well-child visits. After age five, the doctor will likely continue to see your child every year for annual checkups. They are also the first person to call whenever your child is sick, hurt, or needs vaccinated. One of the responsibilities is to make sure your child meets milestones in growth, behavior, and skills. In addition, pediatric doctors diagnose and treat your child’s illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems such as:
- Give you information about your child’s health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs.
- Answer your questions about your little one’s growth and development.
- Refer you to specialists if they think your child needs expert care.
School-Based Health Care in Barbour County, WV
Getting health care for your child can be complicated. Many doctors only offer appointments during the school day, and their offices might be far from school. To see the doctor, your child might have to miss school and you might have to leave work. School-based health centers make going to the doctor as simple as walking down the hall. Local health care groups, such as a community health center or health department, run most school-based health centers. This is the exact situation at the school-based health centers run by Barbour Community Health Association. Health care workers like nurses and physicians assistants staff the Brandon Wellness Center, located in Philip Barbour High School and the ABU Wellness Center at Alderson Broaddus University. Our school-based health centers provide a range of health care services. Services include check-ups, counseling, medication distribution, sports physicals and regular visits for problems like asthma and diabetes.
Specializing in Women’s Health in Philippi and Belington, WV
Women’s Medicine is offered at Barbour Community Health Association. Our specialties include birth control counseling and other women’s services to help you in all stages of your life. No matter what your future holds, our physicians are here to help you have a healthy one. Whether you seek routine health exams, choosing the right birth control, or help with prenatal care and family planning, our goal is to help women be healthy and stay healthy.