Physical and laboratory evaluation

A mental health assessment may include a physical exam. Your doctor will review your past medical history, as well as that of your family members, and the medicines you currently take.

Your doctor may test your reflexes, balance and senses, such as hearing, taste, sight, smell and touch. The mental health assessment sometimes includes lab tests on a blood or urine sample.

Our mental well-being is directly connected with our overall physical health. Experiences like stress or trauma can leave us anxious, overwhelmed and hopeless. Untreated, these feelings can lead to major psychological and physical illnesses or to behaviors that can become addictive and destructive. Providence Behavioral Health approaches mental health and substance abuse treatment through a multidisciplinary program that focuses on the whole person -- physical, spiritual, psychological and social.