Coordination of Care

Coordination of care is a critical part of responsible practice. Communication with other health care professionals and/or systems is particularly important if your patient:

  • Is taking prescribed psychotropic medications
  • Has reported a concurrent medical condition
  • Has a substance abuse disorder
  • Has a major mental illness (condition other than an adjustment disorder)
  • Was referred to you by the Primary Care Physician (PCP) or other medical practitioner, or if the PCP will be following the patient for psychotropic medications

MHN has developed a sample Behavioral Health Coordination Form (16K PDF). Be sure to document your coordination activities, as well as your patient's consent for this communication, in your treatment record.