Integrating Mental Health Care and Primary Care

Integrating Mental Health Care and Primary Care Wednesday, December 23, 2009

People with mental health problems are more likely to visit their primary care doctors than mental health professionals. Yet, mental health problems are often overlooked in primary care settings due to time constraints and lack of training.   

The featured innovations describe a remote mental health consultation service for patients seen in primary care settings and the use of support services to encourage primary care providers to refer patients with behavioral problems to community-based organizations.  

The featured QualityTools provide primary care practitioners a range of mental health resources.

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