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Mental Health Integration in Primary Care
Health Leaders Media

Long before patient-centered medical homes or accountable care organizations were buzzwords, Salt Lake City–based Intermountain Healthcare was looking at all of the points of care that could improve the health of patients in its system. It did not take long to identify mental health as a problem.

All too often a patient would come to one of Intermountain’s 185 primary care clinics with multiple comorbidities that were exacerbated by mental health issues such as depression or dementia.