Lehigh Valley, Pa.,
11
February
2020
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12:17 PM
America/New_York

Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Department of Psychiatry Launches Behavioral Health App

BY KATIE CAVENDER

Your mental health is just as important to your overall wellbeing as your physical health. With that in mind, the department of psychiatry at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) recently developed a mobile app to help bring mental health resources right to your smartphone.

The LVHN Behavioral Health app is a digital resource center to learn about programs, providers, emergency resources, treatments and see the department’s calendar of events. Through a generous grant from the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust, the app was developed on the Guidebook platform.

Given the limited capacity and the high volumes of behavioral health care needs in our region, the behavioral health app does not promise to expand behavioral health care; instead, the app serves as a complementary tool to manage behavioral illnesses and conditions.

It’s already being used. In fact, from April – Dec. 2019:

  • There have been 344 LVHN app downloads.

  • The app was accessed 3,387 times.

  • The top viewed resources related to transcending anxiety and stress management

Download the LVHN Behavioral Health app today

To download the app follow the simple instructions below.

  1. Go to your App Store or Google Play and search for “Guidebook”

  2. Download the “Guidebook” App

  3. Search for “LVHN Behavioral Health”

  4. Click on the app

  5. Access resources such as emergency resources, self-help, information on medicines and more

About LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses, three in Allentown, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; Coordinated Health, which includes two hospital campuses, nearly two dozen multispecialty locations including ambulatory surgery centers and orthopedic injury centers in northeastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey; 26 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation, and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes trauma care for adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Cancer InstituteLehigh Valley Heart Institute, and Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence physicians provide the most advanced treatments. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the community’s only children’s hospital, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is the region’s only hospital nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for orthopedics and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top five hospitals for six consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are the region’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org, or following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.