Universal Substance Use Disorder Screenings and Warm Handoffs

Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $13,440

For this project, PureView Health Center sought to implement universal substance use disorder screenings for all patients over 10-years old. Every patient 10-years old and older were screened for substance use disorders, and if necessary, they were referred and given a warm-handoff to the health center’s behavioral health team. Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) was successfully implemented and integrated into integrated behavioral health workflows and processes and substance use disorder screenings went from 0% to 75% during project period. Additionally, three providers obtained waivers for medication assisted treatment (MAT) and MAT has been initiated as part of PureView’s integrated model. Universal screenings for social determinants of health have also been incorporated into the integrated model with this pilot for screening starting in January 2019.

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