What is the Integrated Care Team (ICT)?
At Skagit Pediatrics, we work to provide the highest quality, person-centered care to you and your family. Our Integrated Care Team is available to support families by providing care for behavioral concerns and to help coordination care with community resources.
What is Collaborative Care?
If your primary care provider feels that support from the Integrated Care Team would be helpful, they will ask for your consent for Collaborative Care. Collaborative care is when your medical provider works together with our Behavioral Health Consultant and, if needed, they will coordinate care with other local resources and consult with a psychiatrist by phone.
If I consent to this care, what happens next?
Once your primary care provider makes a referral for Integrated Care, you will be contacted by the Integrated Care Assistant to make a visit with our Behavioral Health Consultant. That initial visit is to gather information to better understand your concerns and begin to build a plan to provide support. Our goal is to provide effective and short-term (1-5 session) behavioral health services by working together with patients and families to establish goals, create a treatment plan, and follow progress. Often, we can help by coordinating with appropriate community groups to make sure that families get the resources they need.
What will this service cost?
Collaborative Care Model Services are fully covered by Medicaid, but may be subject to copay, deductible, and co-insurance for most Commercial Insurers. Upon request, our Integrative Care Team can provide you with potential billing information if you would like to verify these benefits with your specific commercial plan.
What if I have questions?
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you might have after looking over the information on this page, or after speaking with your insurance company. Our front office and billing staff are able to help with scheduling and billing questions, and your medical provider can respond to any medically related questions.
Can I decline these services?
These services are entirely optional. If at any point, you do not want to proceed further with Integrated Care or with Collaborative Care, you can decline these services and we will be happy to help you find other resources.
How do I get connected?
If you are not already connected to our Integrated Care Team and would like to be, please make an appointment your child's Primary Care Provider (PCP) to learn more.