Integrated Pediatric Behavioral Health is now available at Saint James Health.
Colocating and integrating behavioral health providers into the primary care pediatric setting is important for the health and comfort of our patients. Integrated health care is the systematic coordination of physical and behavioral health care. The idea is that physical and behavioral health problems occur at the same time. Integrating services to treat both will yield the best results and be the most acceptable and effective approach for those being served.
Integrated primary care combines medical and behavioral health services to more fully address the spectrum of problems that patients bring to their primary medical care providers. For most youth, the pediatric primary care setting is the most practical location for integrated care because most families and youth access care in primary care offices.