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What is Integrated Primary Care?

Integrated primary care is the care that results from a practice team of primary care and behavioral health clinicians, working together with patients and families, using a systematic and cost-effective approach to provide patient-centered care for a defined population. This care may address mental health and substance abuse conditions, health behaviors (including their contribution to chronic medical illnesses), life stressors and crises, stress-related physical symptoms, and ineffective patterns of health care utilization.

From the Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Concepts and Definitions Developed by Expert Consensus.