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Integrated Primary Care Consulting Psychiatry Toolkit


Description

This toolkit, from Access Community Health Centers in Madison, WI, presents an integrated model for improving primary care clinic physicians' access to psychiatric and behavioral health consultants, making it easier for patients to receive mental health services in the primary care setting. The toolkit is intended for clinic directors, managers, primary care physicians, behavioral health consultants, and psychiatrists. It provides a framework for a team approach to addressing patients' behavioral and mental health needs.

The toolkit includes the following:
  • Detailed flow diagram showing how the primary care physicians, behavioral health consultant, and consulting psychiatrist work together within a clinic
  • Key elements of communication during interactions among these entities
Free registration is required to access the toolkit.

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.hipxchange.org/Access

Developer

Access Community Health Centers; University of Wisconsin - Madison

Funding Sources

Wisconsin Partnership Program; National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Original Summary: 02/2014
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Last updated: May 07, 2014.