Behavioral Health Program
INTEGRATED CARE SERVICE (ICS)
An outpatient service, Integrated Care Service (ICS) is the combination of behavioral health care and physical health care provided at a single site. There are three basic models of Integrated Care:
a. Co-locating a behavioral health qualified clinician within a primary health care site;
b. Co-locating a qualified health care clinician within a behavioral health care setting; and
c. A fully integrated practice site, where physical health and behavioral health professionals share the same service site, have common systems (e.g., scheduling, medical records management, billing, etc.), regular face-to-face meetings, mutual consultation, and integrated treatment plans.
Services provided within the integrated care setting may include: mental health, substance abuse and health screenings; assessments; psychiatric consultation; physical health consultation; education; diet/nutrition counseling; care coordination; brief psychotherapy or substance abuse interventions; medication management; referral and follow-up.
Primary health care ICS practices address at least one specific behavioral health issue (e.g., depression, anxiety, etc.) within the population served. Behavioral health ICS practices address at least one physical health condition (etc., diabetes, obesity, etc.) within the population served.