Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration
SAMHSA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions:
The Academy Integration Behavioral Health and Primary Care:
Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration strives to incorporate behavioral health services in to the primary care setting. A key part of behavioral health and primary care integration is the addition of behavioral health consultants into the primary care team to improve access, clinical care, and collaboration between systems of Care. Behavioral Health Consultants support care team members in identifying and behaviorally intervening with patients to improve their physical health and chronic conditions, brief interventions for individuals with behavioral health problems, assistance with medication adherence, treatment plan adherence, self-management support/goal setting, and facilitate group classes.