Mapping Colocation: Using National Provider Identified Data to Assess Primary Care and Behavioral Health Colocation

Authors: Erica Richman, PhD, MSW | Brianna Lombardi, PhD, MSW

Topics: Behavioral Health, Integration and Collaboration

Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research Center

January 1, 2020

Evidence supports that integrated behavioral health care improves patient outcomes. Colocation, where health and behavioral health providers work in the same physical space, is a key element of integration, but national rates of colocation are unknown.

This article establishes national colocation rates and analyzes variation by primary care provider (PCP) type, practice size, rural/urban setting, Health and Human Services region, and state.

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