Primary Care Integrated Services
Springfield Psychological has been a leading provider of integrating quality behavioral health services within primary care physician & medical specialty practices throughout the Delaware Valley Area. We have embedded our therapists inside Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, and multiple Specialty Practices. Our practice recognizes the value and benefit of working in an integrated healthcare model and view this as a promising, viable, and, more efficient way of ensuring patient access to needed behavioral health treatment.
By collaborating with Primary Care Physicians, Springfield Psychological seeks to improve the total health of each patient. We have partnered with several primary care physician practices, within the AdvoCare, Main Line Healthcare, and Penn Medicine CCA system, to provide onsite behavioral health treatment within the physician office. Our integrated Behavioral Health Specialist (BHS) work closely with the medical providers to triage, assess, treat, and link patients to the identified appropriate mental health treatment.
By embracing the future of healthcare delivery, Springfield Psychological is leading the way at improving the overall health of each patient. Research indicates that providing behavioral health treatment in primary care settings allows for greater accessibility, improved coordination of care, and more cost-effectiveness. Additional patient benefits include reduced stigma, anonymity, and a supportive structure that promotes enhanced communication, increased patient engagement, and overall improved health outcomes. For example, Intermountain Healthcare found a 1:5 return on investment of monies spent to implement a BHI program and the return of overall total medical dollars saved (Association of Integrated Team-Based Care With Health Care Quality, Utilization, and Cost. JAMA 2016; 316 (8): 826-34)…. » Read More
Click here for a list of current primary care integration locations where Springfield Psychological is providing integrated behavioral health services.