Three Strategies for Effective Referrals to Specialty Mental Health and Addiction Services

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Overview

Integrating behavioral health doesn’t mean primary care providers can support all the behavioral health services their patients may require. Linkages to specialty mental health and addiction treatment and rehabilitative services will always be necessary.  Effective referral relationships are critical for safety-net providers, especially those identified as Patient Centered Medical Homes and providers who adopt screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT).

Join this webinar to hear from three providers, each who successfully implemented a different strategy of referral to specialty care. Learn how these providers foster community partnerships to effectively meet their patients’ needs for intensive mental health and addiction treatment.

After this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand how effective referrals fit into Patient Centered Medical Homes and SBIRT models
  • Identify four strategies for forming partnerships with specialty mental health and addiction services for effective referrals
  • Recognize practical tips and resources to help establish appropriate referrals. 


Presenters: 

Linda Stone, PhD
CEO, Community Health Centers of Sarasota County, Program Administrator, Sarasota Healthcare Access, Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County
  
Stephanie Dodge, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, West Hawaii Community Health Center
 
Les Sperling, BA, LAC
CEO, Central Kansas Foundation (SU Partner), Salina Regional Health Center, Kansas (FQHC)


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