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Improving Access to Primary Care Mental Health Integration Services to Community Based Outpatient Clinics Utilizing VA Video Connect Technology

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At time of this innovation implementation, South Texas Veterans Health Care System had seven contract community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) with a total enrollment of about 19,000 patients. Both rurality and space constraints of these clinics made it difficult to meet staffing needs for Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI). The advent of VA Video Connect (VVC) technology allowed the integration of a telehealth PCMHI team, with prescribing needs met by a Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (MH CPP).

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Clinical Pharmacy Practice Office Mental Health Strong Practice


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