Behavioral Health Consultants are embedded, full-time members of the medical primary care team. They provide brief, targeted, real-time interventions to address the psychosocial aspects of primary health care.
Primary care providers determine that psychosocial factors may be causing the patient’s presenting complaints or are adversely impacting response to treatment. During the patient’s visit, the primary care provider sets up a meeting with the Behavioral Health Consultant for assessment and intervention, if needed. If it is decided medication is needed, a Psychiatrist is then contacted for a consultation.
Horizons currently provides Behavioral Health Consultations at The Hutchinson Clinic.