AtlantiCare Health Services Mission Health Care. Region II Conference Integration of Behavioral Health in Primary Care June 2, 2010. What is Primary Health Care?. “Essential health care” Universally accessible to individuals and families In a community
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Region II Conference
Integration of Behavioral Health in Primary Care
June 2, 2010
Patients are more likely to keep appointments where multiple issues are being addressed
Better coordination of care
Primary health care is the first level of contact, usually the closest and the easiest to access for individuals, the family and the community
Linked to reduced stigma and easier communication with health care providers
A unique pilot program developed by Atlanticare Behavioral Health to address the needs of the residents of Atlantic County
One of two services of this type in the state. Atlanticare Behavioral Health developed the program at the request of the state.
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