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Contra Costa Health Services


Geriatric Consultation Team

We assist health care providers by providing consultative psychiatric services, caregiver support training and community education.

Team Goals

  • Provide consultative psychiatric services to elderly population in the community to avoid acute inpatient hospitalization
  • Maintain elderly patients in their familiar environment
  • Promote Geriatric nursing and certified nursing assistant education and training in the community
  • Provide continuing support to the community caring for the elderly
  • Provide caregiver support training

Team Members

Aneela Ahmed, M.D.
JoAnn Thilgen, R.N.

Family Practice Residents

Facility Expectations

  • Reason for consult
  • Accompany team member to patient's room
  • Provide current medication list
  • Recent vital signs
  • Brief summary - diagnosis, history, etc.
  • Greet and orient team member(s)
  • Need doctors orders with family approval

Team Expectations

  • We will provide initial follow up
  • We will write in the SNF patient record including orders if approved by the primary care physician

Referral Criteria

  • Medication Stabilization
  • Unstable Agitation
  • Unstable Psychosis
  • Major Depression, dementia
  • Any change in condition that requires immediate psychiatric intervention

Kaiser patients will be served by Kaiser

This community service is currently provided at no charge

You may download a flyer containing this information (280k PDF, 2 pp.).

2500 Alhambra Avenue
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: 925-370-5200, Ext. 4782
Fax: 925-370-5776

Hours of Consultation Services

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(excluding holidays)

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