The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has expanded its telehealth-based outpatient services in the seven states where it operates facilities, with plans to soon reach all 50 states in response to COVID-19-related social distancing. A peer support services company in Ohio is also adding staff and going virtual.
Lisa McLaughlin, LLMSW, MSI, co-founder and co-CEO of Workit Health, explains how the company’s digital-first, harm-reduction approach is expanding access to care for diverse populations in Michigan and California.
The “primary care psychologist” (PC-Psy) concept springs from a newly conceived framework in which a psychologist and a primary care physician are business partners. While this depiction is not currently in existence, there are no major impediments to this PC-Psy role becoming real.
The systems of care for treating physical and behavioral health problems are vastly different in size and unequally valued both within the healthcare industry and society in general. It's time for this to change.