Behavioral Health Integration Case Study: Dorchester House

Resource summary

At Dorchester House Multi-Service Center in Boston, behavioral health care used to be in a separate department from primary care, located on a different floor in the building. As a result of participation in the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, Dorchester House began to integrate behavioral health services into primary care.

In this case study, you’ll find lessons learned from the integration of behavioral health into the primary care practice at the Dorchester House:

  • Dorchester’s integration model
  • A primary care provider’s perspective
  • Milestones for achieving behavioral health integration
  • Lessons learned from the integration

Keywords: Psychiatry, Treatment, Mental, Team, Collaborative, Primary, Integration, Behavioral, Care, Health

Psychologist/Mental Health/Psychiatrists
Primary Care Provider (Physician, ARNP, or PA)
Practice Manager
Care Managers
Practice Type
Behavioral Health
Primary Care
Resource type
Qualis Health
Publication date
Sponsoring organization
Safety Net Medical Home
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Qualis Health, Washington State Department of Health, Healthier Washington