William F. Ryan Health Center
The Bridge has made integrated healthcare a priority for our clients. Recognizing that people with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse often have significant co-occurring medical issues, The Bridge formed a partnership with the William F. Ryan Community Health Center through which our clients can obtain essential primary healthcare services on-site at The Bridge. Hundreds of Bridge clients use this resource rather than having to receive their care in hospital emergency rooms. The Ryan Center provides everything from full physicals to flu shots to follow-up treatment for those with diagnosed medical conditions.
Other ongoing healthcare initiatives at The Bridge include a Diabetes Education and Management Program and wellness programs that includes good nutrition and healthy cooking classes, smoking cessation and weight control. We also offer exercise and physical fitness programs.