The crane is a traditional symbol of long life and health. CRANE stands for Counseling, Referrals, Assessment of Needs, and Education. The CRANE Program integrates primary care and behavioral health, highlighting the concept of wellness, “body, mind & spirit”. This program follows the behavioral health and primary care integration model. This model provides patients a “warm handoff” during their medical visit to a behavioral health therapist who is placed at the nurse’s station. A unique component of this model is that it integrates into the medical visit, education and support to manage emotional issues affecting the health outcomes of a patient, such as: Diabetes; weight control issues; substance use; children developmental awareness; pre- and post-partum emotional disturbances; chronic pain; parenting issues; depression and anxiety among others. This model allows immediate access of patient to behavioral consultations which helps to reduce the stigma and fear and eliminates the waiting time between appointments.

This Program also has available psychiatric evaluation and medication management, supported with counseling services for children, adolescents and adults, in the modalities of individual, family and group therapy as well as Substance Use Disorder supportive counseling treatment.

For more information regarding this program please contact Dr. Vandana Varma, Behavioral Health Team Lead, at


As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), HOPE receives HHS funding and Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

HOPE Clinic is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

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