Behavioral Health Integration Program

Mental and physical health care combined.

How does behavioral health within primary care work at UW Medicine?

Are you struggling with an emotional or behavioral challenge, such as depression, anxiety or grief? We can help you get the care and support you need.

At UW Medicine Primary Care, you can meet with a behavioral health team alongside the care you receive from your primary care provider. That way, you get the care you need, all in one place.

  • The first step is to meet with your primary care doctor to discuss your needs. Together, you will discuss the emotional and behavioral challenges you’re facing and decide if working with the behavioral healthcare team is right for you. If not, the team will help you find the appropriate care.  
  • Regular meetings with your behavioral health care manager. The behavioral health program is an evidence-based, integrated care program designed to be a brief intervention that offers behavioral health care for persons in the primary care setting. This “team” approach includes your primary care doctor, behavioral health care manager and a consulting psychiatrist. The behavioral health care manager will work closely with you to set your goals for treatment, develop a treatment plan unique for you to reach these goals, and coordinate with your care team. Treatment may include medications, psychotherapy or care coordination.

Getting started


Current patients

Talk to your UW Medicine primary care provider to get started. Call your PCP's office or message your care team in MyChart to request help with your behavioral health needs. You can schedule an office visit, telemedicine visit or discuss at your next annual wellness exam. 

New patients

Don’t have a primary care provider at UW Medicine? Find a clinic near you to schedule an appointment with a primary care provider to get started.

In a mental health crisis and need help now?

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available 24/7 across the nation. You can call 988, text 988 or chat online for assistance from a trained counselor.

Emergency assistance

If you or a loved one are in imminent danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department for assistance.

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