North Central Behavioral Health opened new offices in October at the OSF HealthCare Center for Health-Streator.
“As part of our commitment to the people of Streator and providing a transformed vision for health care in a rural setting, we have identified the need to strengthen our community partnerships,” said Ken Beutke, president for OSF HealthCare Center for Health-Streator.
Recognizing that OSF HealthCare could not create a culture for better health in Streator on its own, the organization began looking for ways to partner with other agencies to ensure access to services closer to home.
“We are very excited to locate our offices at the OSF Center for Health-Streator and to partner with OSF Healthcare in this innovative model of improving the health status of Streator-area residents,” said Don Miskowiec, president of North Central Behavioral Health. “Behavioral health services are a critical part of the health care system, and through OSF’s new approach in co-locating a variety of health care and social service organizations in one location, we know that our communities will benefit immensely.”
North Central will add staff as the demand for services continues to grow. Services provided include mental health and substance use counseling, a variety of home and community-based intensive support, case management services, as well as linkage to other specialty mental health and substance abuse services within the North Central system. Services can be scheduled by calling 815-224-1610.
“We’re pleased to partner with North Central Behavioral Health Systems and are hoping to bring other organizations on board in the future,” Beutke said. “The people of Streator truly stand to benefit from these efforts.”