Mental Health Consult

Teamwork, Part 1: Should a mental health specialist be on site?



Dr. Lillian M. Beard discusses the challenges of getting reimbursed for providing mental and behavioral health care within her pediatric practice. Addressing her patients’ mental health needs can take three of her regular appointment times. “I am never adequately reimbursed for the time that it really takes,” she says. Having a mental health specialist on site might be one possibility, but is this model feasible? In this video, Dr. Beard, Dr. April Barbour, and Dr. Lorenzo Norris explore ways primary care and psychiatry can work together to provide patients with the best possible care.

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