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The majority of the highest utilizers of medical care are affected by mental health issues, yet multiple studies have shown that PCPs have mixed success in recognition and management of mental illness on their own. An integrated model of primary and mental healthcare is ideal to increase acceptability and availability of mental health services. However, there is a growing body of research demonstrating high rates of dissatisfaction with primary-specialty communication. Northwestern Counseling and Support Services has implemented a new care coordination model to address barriers to collaboration in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. This project summarizes results of the 1-year evaluation of the model.

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Dr. Corrigan's Family Practice, Swanton, VT


Vermont, integrated care, coordination of care, psychiatric services, primary-specialty, communication

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Medical Education | Primary Care