Primary Care in Behavioral Health
Integrating care is vital to addressing all the healthcare needs of individuals with mental health and substance use problems—regardless of whether primary care services are integrated into behavioral health systems, or vice versa. Many integrated care models illustrate the successful integration of primary care into behavioral healthcare, and can guide behavioral healthcare organizations in integrating primary care into their own service system.
Primary Care Access, Referral, and Evaluation study (PCARE) is a team-based model of medical care management for individuals with serious mental illnesses.
Models integrating Substance Use Treatment into Primary Care
For more information and resources related to SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) use the Center for Integrated Health Solution's resources.