As part of the ICTP Fellowship program
, fellows implement a collaborative care psychiatric consultation pilot using telehealth technologies in primary care clinics across Washington. For the 2019-2020 year of the ICTP Fellowship program, we are partnering with Astria Health in the Yakima Valley and Family Care Network in Bellingham and Mount Vernon. Previous implementation partners include:
- 2018-2019: Lake Roosevelt Community Health Centers in Ferry County and Family Care Network in Bellingham
- 2017-2018: Providence Northeast Washington Medical Group in Colville
- 2016-2017: MultiCare in Eatonville and Providence Internal Medicine Clinic in Spokane
Astria Health, Yakima Valley
UW ICTP is partnering with Astria Health in Zillah to help pilot a collaborative care program and provide psychiatric consultation. Astria Health, headquartered in the Yakima Valley, is the largest nonprofit healthcare system based in Eastern Washington. Zillah, in Yakima County, is a small agricultural community of about 3,000.
Family Care Network, Bellingham and Mt. Vernon
One of the Integrated Care fellows is continuing to serve as the psychiatric consultant for the Family Care Network (FCN) North Sound Clinic in Bellingham, as well as partnering with FCN's North Cascades clinic in Mt. Vernon to help implement collaborative care and provide psychiatric consultation. North Cascades is the second largest clinic in the Family Care Network. Family Care Network is a locally owned and independently operated healthcare network, with clinics throughout Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
Lake Roosevelt Community Health Centers
Lake Roosevelt Community Health Centers is a tribally owned entity that serves the tribal communities of Inchelium and Keller in northeast Washington's Ferry County as well as the surrounding areas off the Colville Reservation. These tribally managed Health Centers serve a broad range of patients, both native and nonnative. The Tribes provide collaborative and complementary health services in the communities such as mental health, substance abuse, social services, community health, WIC, nutrition, maternal support services and community outreach which are co-located with the health services.
Family Care Network, Bellingham
UW ICTP partnered with Family Care Network to implement collaborative care at two of their Bellingham sites with the perinatal population of patients on Kaiser and Molina health plans. Bellingham, in northwest Washington, is the seat of Whatcom County, with a population of about 90,000. Family Care Network is a locally owned and independently operated healthcare network, with clinics throughout Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
Providence Northeast Washington Medical Group
UW ICTP partnered with the Providence Northeast Washington Medical Group
to help implement collaborative care at one of their three clinics in Colville. Located in northeastern Washington, Colville is the county seat of Stevens County and has a population of about 4700. The pilot site that worked with ICTP is a family practice residency training site adding behavioral health services for the first time. Providence Northeast Washington Medical Group plans to expand collaborative care to all their sites in the future and will work with Providence Spokane Teaching Health Center to provide psychiatric consultation now that the ICTP fellow has graduated.
Eatonville MultiCare Clinic
UW ICTP teamed up with MultiCare to help adopt the Collaborative Care Model at the Eatonville MultiCare clinic
. Eatonville is a small community, population ~3000, located about 50 miles south of Seattle, and is considered to be a gateway community for Mount Rainier and surrounding recreational areas. The Eatonville site is a small remote clinic where physicians and staff are dedicated to providing comprehensive services and quality care for the entire family. With no on-site psychiatrist, the Eatonville Clinic has two behavioral health therapists and an established culture of innovation and collaborative teamwork between primary care physicians, behavioral health providers, nursing, and medical support staff.
Providence Internal Medicine Clinic, Spokane
The ICTP partnership with Providence took place at the Providence Internal Medicine Clinic
in Spokane. Spokane, located in eastern Washington just 20 miles from the Idaho border, is the second largest city in Washington with a population of over 200,000. The Providence Internal Medicine Clinic aims to provide the full continuum of care, and to work collaboratively across traditional boundaries to develop patient-centered practices that help make lifelong quality care accessible and affordable. On-site psychiatry is available but limited, and therefore there is a strong interest in adopting collaborative care to leverage psychiatric consultation to provide more access to effective mental health care.
We are enthusiastic about partnering with each of these sites to increase effective treatment in primary care and expand access to psychiatric expertise in community settings through collaborative care and tele-psychiatry to medical providers.