The Philadelphia Integrated Care Network (PICN) brings primary and behavioral healthcare together to reduce traditional barriers to obtaining behavioral health services such as cost, wait times and stigma — especially for low income and minority groups — to support team-based approaches to care, and to strengthen patient engagement in their overall care. The PICN uses the principles of the Primary Care Behavioral Health model to embed a licensed behavioral health specialist, known as a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC), in the multidisciplinary primary care team to provide whole-person care.
Behavioral health consultation services are built on a foundation of recovery principles including:
HFP provides a variety of support services to PICN members who want to implement integrated care, including:
Natalie Levkovich, Chief Executive Officer