INTEGRATING BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH AS PART OF REGULAR PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT MEDICINE
At Trappe Pediatric Care, we propose a model to improve access to mental health care for patients. There is a national call to integrate care in a fragmented system. The number of children and adolescents seeking services has been increasing. Only 15-25% receive specialty care. Utilizing established models, we seek to achieve a medical home that incorporates mental health needs in the Einstein system. Through the creation of a team, there would be resource coordination and information dissemination. A program will be built with preventative screening, peer training, and patient education. Patient tracking and follow-up will assure care.
Project Leader: Mariam Mahmud, MD
Staff: Gail Bedell / Don Brogan, MD / Bobbie Hylinski / Maria Jones
Trappe Pediatrics – Collegeville