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Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Care in a Safety Net Facility

Integrating behavioral health with primary care is a key driver to increasing access to behavioral health services for the uninsured and underinsured patient population. This section provides links to resources such as how- to guides, case studies, publications, screening tools/practice guidelines and links related to depression, alcohol and substance abuse, suicide prevention and more. All are designed to help safety net providers meet the behavioral health needs of their patients.

Patient and Provider Education Resources


WEBINAR: A Novel Collaborative Practice Model for the Treatment of Mental Illness in a Free Clinic Setting presented by Jennifer A. Buxton, BS PharmD, CPP, FASHP

  • By the end of this presentation you should be able to: 1. Describe the need for novel models of mental health care, particularly for low-income, under- and uninsured patients in the free clinic setting 2. Describe the development, implementation, and potential benefits of a collaborative practice model designed to address the mental health needs of a low-income, under- and uninsured patient population and 3. Explore methods to incorporate similar models into one's own practice.

How To Guides

 Case Studies



Tools/Practice Guidelines/Screening Tools


Anxiety Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

Suicide Prevention

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Smoking Cessation

Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Care

Developing a Telemental Health Clinic

Patient Education Resources

Smoking Cessation


Professional Education Resources


Smoking Cessation