Decision Support Centers
A Decision Support Center (or DSC) is in the waiting area of a psychiatric medication clinic. You can decide what you want to say about your treatment before your appointment.
- Have a voice in your treatment.
- Help your doctor hear your concerns loud and clear.
- Give your doctor a better idea about things that might help based on what you want.
Make a Personal Health Report
A Decision Support Center has computers with a program called CommonGround. Peer staff can help you use it. CommonGround makes a one-page, personal health report that you take to your appointment. You can also take the health report home to look at before your next appointment.
CommonGround asks questions about:
- Your symptoms.
- Medicine you are taking.
- Wellness concerns.
- Wellness goals.
- How you want treatment to help you.
- What you have been doing to help yourself.
When you and your doctor decide the next steps in your treatment together, it is called a shared decision.
Call Community Care for help getting treatment or any questions about Decision Support Centers.