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Collaborative Care (7987)

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Collaborative Care

This handout explains what collaborative
care is and how it can help you.

What It Is
Collaborative care is a team approach used
to treat common mental health problems.
The team includes:
ξ your primary care provider
ξ behavioral health clinician
ξ team psychiatrist
ξ you

You and your team meet often and update
your plan as needed. Research shows that
this is the best way to help those with
depression and/or anxiety feel better faster.

All care takes place at your primary care

How It Works
You and your team decide how to best treat
your depression and/or anxiety. This can be
through medicine, lifestyle changes and/or
counseling. If the first plan does not work,
your team helps you to make changes.

It is very common to change your plan at
least once. Most patients need at least one
change in treatment and some need more.
Your team is there to support you and help
you find the best plan for you. Our goal is to
help improve the symptoms that bother you
the most by at least 50% within 10-12
weeks. This will help you get back to doing
the things you used to enjoy.

Your behavioral health clinician will call
you every 1-4 weeks to check in and see
how you are feeling. You will also meet in
person with your behavioral health clinician
on a routine basis.

PHQ-9 and/or GAD-7
The PHQ-9 is a survey that asks nine
questions. The answers help your team to
diagnose depression and monitor how
treatment is going.

The GAD-7 is a survey that asks seven
questions. The answers help your team to
diagnose anxiety. It also helps to monitor
how treatment is going.

You can fill out these forms by yourself. If
preferred, your care provider can go over
them with you. You will fill out the
survey(s) every time you meet or talk with
your behavioral health clinician.

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 6/2017 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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