Project Term: 24 months; 2019-2021
Grant Amount: $20,000
Through this project, Providence Medical Group will spread the integrated behavioral health model from Grant Creek Family Medicine across the Western Montana Service Area by hiring additional licensed clinical social workers to provide coverage and developing a psychiatric consultation model to support nine primary care clinics. Through the addition of LCSWs to the staff in the primary care setting, Providence seeks to provide a seamless care journey for patients to manage their mental health, behavioral health, and comorbid conditions, and to encourage patients to be inherently involved in their treatment plan, care goals, and care plan. Grant funding will be used primarily for staffing the project and for consultation with the National Council for Behavioral Health. Partners include Providence Western Montana psychiatric services, which includes the Urgent Mental Health clinic, inpatient services, and psychiatry.