Integrated Care

Why is Behavioral Health Integration So Important in Nevada?

Nevada’s unique geography presents many issues for patients seeking health care services. The access barriers are especially prevalent in the more rural parts of our state. Integrating services such as behavioral health  into the primary health care model can improve the health of patients on a holistic level. 

Integrated health care encourages tight-knit care teams and strong referral relationships. Establishing comprehensive treatment plans addressing the psychological and biological needs of patients have positive outcomes for the individual and communities. Evidence suggests that better care coordination, which integrates behavioral health services within primary care, can enhance access to services, improve quality of care, and lower overall health care expenses. What patients need is a team of experts that are committed to working together to improve overall health, from head to toe, inside and out!
   
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Provider Lookup Tool
 

Tools for Behavioral Health Integration