SmartCare Behavioral Health Consultation Services (BHCS) is an innovative program that helps Primary Care Providers enhance their capability, confidence, and capacity to identify and treat behavioral health issues within the primary care setting.
In addition to our provider consultations, SmartCare BHCS is there to support patient families in connecting with behavioral health support services that meet their needs. SmartCare BHCS is ready to help primary care providers and their patients develop a plan to successfully address any behavioral health concern.
- Consultation for Providers: Provides real-time access to psychiatric and behavioral health treatment consultation and referrals for Primary Care Providers and their patients.
- Family Support Services: Strives to help families who need support in accessing care and understanding the impact of behavioral health symptoms.
If you have any concerns about your or your family’s behavioral health, you may contact your Primary Care Provider and ask for SmartCare BHCS services, or contact us directly for assistance in locating behavioral health services in your area. The SmartCare BHCS Clinical Team of Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Behavioral Health Clinicians and Educators are here to take your call at (858) 956-5901 Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30pm. SmartCare BHCS services are funded by the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services. All SmartCare BHCS services are available in English and Spanish and are FREE to providers and the patients they serve.
SmartCare BHCS provides remote episodic consulting services that are not intended to, nor can, replace the management or direct patient care which remains with the healthcare provider seeking the consultative advice. SmartCare BHCS does not provide direct patient care and relies on the information provided by the primary care provider to offer assistive guidance, information and advice. SmartCare BHCS does not prescribe medications. The management, follow-up, and any reporting of the patient’s condition or treatment remains with the healthcare provider seeking consultative advice. If the patient’s symptoms, or efficacy of treatment, are unclear, referral of the patient for direct observation by a specialty mental health provider is recommended.