Coordination of Care

We measure how many of our providers are coordinating care with other people who play a role in your treatment. This means that your behavioral health provider should be talking with your physical health provider or other behavioral health providers that are treating you. You have to give permission for your providers to talk to each other. Please consider letting your providers talk to each other.

When your care is coordinated:

  • You can be sure your medications are safe to take together.
  • You can avoid having the same tests repeated.
  • It can help you in your recovery.

If your child is in treatment, coordinating care means that all child-serving systems involved with your child's care should be communicating. Child-serving systems can include:

  • Schools
  • Children, Youth and Families (CYF)
  • Juvenile Probation Office
  • Mental Health/Mental Retardation Office

We work to improve coordination of care by asking you to give your providers permission to talk. We also ask providers to talk to you about how important it is to coordinate your care.

If you would like more information on how important coordination of care is, please call the Community Care office in your county.