Behavioral Health Integration
Many psychiatric illnesses, including depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse are diagnosed and treated in primary care settings. The Center is at the forefront of efforts to partner psychiatrists with primary care physicians to improve the recognition and treatment of these disorders.
The Center collaborates with Carolina Advanced Health to provide behavioral health consultation as part of a new model of primary care that offers a comprehensive team-based approach for patients with chronic medical conditions. Carolina Advanced Health was created by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and UNC Health Care to deliver a more personalized level of care.