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Behavioral Health Integration

BHI refers to the comprehensive integration of mental health and substance use services with primary care, ensuring that patients receive holistic and coordinated care that addresses both their physical and behavioral health needs.


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Behavioral Health Integration

AM Health Management adopts an integrated healthcare approach that seamlessly merges physical and behavioral health services. This comprehensive model is tailored to healthcare providers, facilitating the simultaneous management of mental health conditions alongside primary care. By unifying these services, our approach aims to promote holistic well-being, providing healthcare professionals with a more comprehensive toolkit to address patients’ diverse health needs effectively.


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Key elements and advantages of BHI include:

  • Combined Care Services: BHI combines mental health, substance use, and primary care services within a single healthcare setting or through collaborative partnerships. This integration allows for a more holistic approach to addressing patients’ overall health.
  • Improved Access to Care: By integrating behavioral health services into primary care settings, patients experience easier access to mental health professionals and support. This integrated approach eliminates barriers and stigma associated with seeking separate mental health services.
  • Enhanced Collaboration: BHI promotes collaboration among healthcare providers, fostering better communication and coordination of care between primary care physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, and other specialists. This collaboration leads to a more comprehensive understanding of a patient’s health needs.
  • Early Identification and Intervention: The close collaboration between primary care and behavioral health providers enables the early identification of mental health issues or substance use disorders. Early intervention can prevent conditions from worsening and facilitate appropriate treatment plans.
  • Improved Patient Outcomes: By addressing both physical and mental health needs simultaneously, BHI aims to improve patient outcomes, such as better management of chronic conditions, increased treatment adherence, and overall enhanced well-being.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: BHI emphasizes patient-centered care, considering the individual’s preferences and needs while providing integrated services tailored to their specific health requirements.

BHI represents a shift towards a more comprehensive and patient-focused approach to healthcare, recognizing the intrinsic connection between physical and behavioral health. This integration aims to break down silos between services, ensuring that patients receive comprehensive care that addresses all aspects of their health.