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Teresa Bertsch, MD

The NARBHA Institute/ The Guidance Center


Dr. Bertsch is a board-certified psychiatrist and the Vice President of Medical Affairs for The NARBHA Institute, a not-for-profit foundation. Since 2018, she has also been the Chief Medical Officer for NARBHA’s affiliate, The Guidance Center, a psychiatric hospital and behavioral health center in Flagstaff, AZ. Since 1992, she has served on numerous state-wide committees developing clinical initiatives, services and treatment priorities for Arizona Medicaid and state-funded behavioral health services and has presented nationally on clinical initiatives and integrated care programs. In 2015 she received the Arizona State Behavioral Health Leadership in Services Award from Arizona State University for designing and delivering innovative behavioral health care systems and for a lifelong dedication to public service. Dr. Bertsch received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford University, and completed medical school at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, and psychiatry residency at University of New Mexico School of Medicine where she was Chief Resident.

Dr. Bertsch has no disclosures.