Webinar: The Necessity of Behavioral Health Integration During and Following a Pandemic
The stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an increase in Primary Care Clinic patients reporting behavioral health problems (depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, etc.). It is critical that behavioral health providers and primary care providers work together to develop Primary Care Clinic protocols to manage patient concerns. This presentation will provide behavioral health integration strategies to address these issues.
1. Appropriately screen for anticipated behavioral health problems in the primary care setting.
2. Develop new protocols for primary care and behavioral health providers to work together.
3. Design an appropriate referral system for managing patients between primary care and behavioral health clinics.