Models of mental health consultation and collaboration in primary care pediatrics

Courtney Romba, Rachel Ballard*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Pediatricians are increasingly asked to address the mental health care needs of their patients, despite lack of formal mental health training. Pediatricians who wish to expand their scope of practice to include mental health care may benefit from didactic training as well as ongoing consultative or collaborative relationships with mental health specialists. Consultative and collaborative relationships between mental health and primary care have evolved in various models across the country. We outline models of mental health consultation and collaboration, address some considerations for pediatricians prior to adopting a model, and list key collaborative care resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-420
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric annals
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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