More and more primary care providers are treating mental illness–but where does that leave people with serious mental illness, who don’t normally engage with primary care? Is it enough for providers to be colocated, or does successful integration mean much, much more?
In her latest white paper, Beacon’s Associate Chief Medical Officer and resident integration expert Dr. Emma Stanton provides a clear voice through the noise around integration. Beacon has also produced a video on this important topic to help distill this complicated subject into simple terms. See integration in action by watching the video, the first half of which shows the care a new mother with postpartum depression receives in a typical, non-integrated PCP office. In comparison, the second half then shows how that same woman would be treated in a PCP office that employs principles of the Collaborative Care Model, as described in our Integration White Paper.