Integrating behavioral health with primary care is a key driver to increasing access to behavioral health services for the uninsured and underinsured patient population. This section provides links to resources such as how- to guides, case studies, publications, screening tools/practice guidelines and links related to depression, alcohol and substance abuse, suicide prevention and more. All are designed to help safety net providers meet the behavioral health needs of their patients.
By the end of this presentation you should be able to: 1. Describe the need for novel models of mental health care, particularly for low-income, under- and uninsured patients in the free clinic setting 2. Describe the development, implementation, and potential benefits of a collaborative practice model designed to address the mental health needs of a low-income, under- and uninsured patient population and 3. Explore methods to incorporate similar models into one’s own practice.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Care
Developing a Telemental Health Clinic