Integrating behavioral health with the primary care that all health centers provide addresses real patient needs and is another way of providing patient-centered care.
The number of patients receiving behavioral health services at health centers has increased by more than 21 percent since 2010, the largest increase among all reported services.
Health centers provide both mental and substance abuse services, including treatment, counseling, 24-hour crisis intervention, developmental screenings and detoxification. This site includes:
Behavioral Health Integration Basics
Behavioral Health Performance Measures
The Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist was developed for Veterans Affairs Hospitals to use to review inpatient mental health units for environmental hazards. The purpose is to identify and abate environmental hazards that could increase the chance of patient suicide or self-harm.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Information pertaining to insurance coverage is provided by the American Addiction Centers.