Do not let Rosalba Serrano Rivera’s swanky new office or fancy job title fool you. She might be Camarena Health’s Director of Behavioral Health Services, but she still sees patients every day – just like she did when she helped found Camarena Health’s behavioral health program.
“When I started here four years ago, Camarena Health didn’t have a behavioral health program,” says Rosalba, who is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. “So as we started the program, there was a lot of going up to providers and going into exam rooms and saying, ‘Hey, I’m Rosalba, and I want to tell you about our program.'”
Rosalba and her team have now brought our staff and community up to speed on the services they provide, and the issues that behavioral health clinicians can help alleviate. They have also worked to normalize conversations about mental and behavioral health, and expand Camarena Health’s behavioral health program throughout Madera County.
“Now, there’re nine of us providing behavioral health services, including myself,” says Rosalba. “We’re at all nine of our Camarena Health sites, and we’re collaborating with the community and educating them about all the services we can provide.”
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