One of the biggest challenges with Collaborative Care is blending the primary care and behavioral health cultures. Primary care culture is typically fast-paced, immediate, action-oriented, measurement-focused and reactive. Behavioral health culture is typically slower and more in-depth, narrative-based, takes the longer view, and values stories over measurements. It can be challenging for clinicians from these two traditions to work together effectively. Below is a tool to help communicate with PCPs about Collaborative Care. We also provide tools to facilitate communication among clinical team members.
PHQ-2 sample screening letter to help recruit patients