Integrated Care Model

Whole Patient Care Includes Your Mental Health

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, your mental health is an important part of your physical health. That’s why our Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine services are integrated into our clinical model as part of your overall care. Whether you’re seeing a primary care physician, or staying as an inpatient at the hospital, mental and behavioral health care is fully integrated into your treatment plan.

Our providers have a variety of backgrounds within psychiatry and behavioral health, and include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Advanced practitioners
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists
  • Licensed mental health counselors
  • Licensed social workers

Our unified approach to care enables us to provide evaluation and treatment specific to your needs, while collaborating with other specialists caring for your physical medical care. You receive whole-patient quality care, conveniently integrated into your health care experience.

Streamlining Your Point of Care

We bring psychiatry and behavioral health services as close to your point of care as possible. We do this by collaborating with other medical and surgical specialists and placing therapists, clinical social workers and other specialists at primary care sites. Some of these care areas include oncology, bariatrics, transplant, cardiology, neurology, pulmonology, surgery, and more—within our Lahey community. This gives you easier access when you need immediate assistance, so you don’t have to wait for an appointment.

Respecting Your Privacy

As part of an integrated health care system, we use shared medical records to better serve you and provide the best care possible. Shared records mean that all health professionals involved in your care have access to your previous tests, diagnoses and treatments. This helps them provide faster, safer and more accurate care. We recognize the importance of your privacy and keep your information confidential among your care team.