Through our licensed bilingual psychiatrist, St. Hope offers clinical services for the treatment for chronic mental illness and behavioral medicine. This has been a central component of the health centers. Clinical social workers are valuable members to the treatment team at St. Hope. They are masters- level, licensed mental health professionals trained to help people find solutions to a range of social problems that often accompany illness and creates ripples through a patient’s life, complicating one’s relationships, job situation, and straining one’s quality of life. St. Hope’s team of medical case managers strive to help patients cope with these overlapping aspects of their lives while they heal, using a combination of motivational interviewing, disease management, and community resource navigating to connect to hospital and basic living resources. Depending upon the patient’s needs, medical case managers are often involved in illness education and counseling.