Behavioral Health Integration Case Study: CareSouth Carolina

Resource summary

Since its founding, providing care to the “whole person” has been an organizational value at CareSouth Carolina. The practice’s behavioral health care model grew from a patient activation component of a perinatal program and through Wagner’s Chronic Care Model.

In order to successfully and completely integrate behavioral health in the primary care practice, CareSouth Carolina adopted several practice changes:

  • Build the will for change from the top
  • Co-locate behavioral health providers in primary care
  • Provide training to build skills and improve confidence
  • Leverage data
Audience
Practice Manager
Primary Care Provider (Physician, ARNP, or PA)
Psychologist/Mental Health/Psychiatrists
Practice Type
Behavioral Health
Primary Care
Publication date
Sponsoring organization
Safety Net Medical Home
Implementation