Grant Term: 24 months; 2018-2020
Grant Amount: $150,000
This project will integrate behavioral health into Kalispell Regional Medical Center’s nine primary care clinics through hiring and embedding five social workers in those practices. With consultation from the National Council for Behavioral Health, this project will provide screenings, evidence-based treatment, and tracking for effective care management transforming the culture of delivering mental health services from the inception of the program. The project will also allow for care coordination between the primary care clinics, psychiatric outpatient clinics, emergency department, and inpatient psychiatric unit within the health center system, as well as a standardized system of communication and referral to community partners.