About Us

MEET OUR TEAM

BHIPP is staffed by a team of professionals with extensive experience in the care and treatment of children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders. Calls are answered by a licensed behavioral health consultant who can assist with resources, referrals, and general questions regarding children’s behavioral. Calls that require consultation are triaged to a child and adolescent psychiatrist on the BHIPP team.

 

 

OUR HISTORY

The Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP) program began pilot operations in fall 2012 in the western and eastern regions of the state and began statewide services in July of 2013. BHIPP expanded  its service array in 2019 to include telemental health services and BHIPP TeleECHO Clinics. (Supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $433,296  with approximately 20% financed by non-governmental sources. The contents of this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. For more information, visit www.hrsa.gov.)

 

BHIPP is supported by funding from the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration and operates as a collaboration between the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Salisbury University and Morgan State University.

 

WHAT WE DO

Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP) supports the efforts of primary care and emergency medicine professionals to assess and manage the mental health needs of their patients from infancy through the transition to young-adulthood through the following services:

 

Consultation Warmline

Child mental health specialists are available Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm (except major holidays) to provide consultation in many areas of behavioral health including medication management, diagnostic issues, developmental delays, school/learning issues, autism spectrum disorders, trauma, and early childhood mental health. Click here for more information.

 

Referral & Resource Networking:

Referral and resource networking to help identify local resources tailored to the patient, including information about insurances accepted and current wait times. Click here for more information.

 

Training & Education:

BHIPP offers opportunities for behavioral health skills training for PCPs. Training opportunities are informed by current data/literature on mental health prevention and treatment and will be responsive to priority needs of families and providers. Click here for more information.

 

Social Work Co-Location:

In partnership with Salisbury University and Morgan State University, BHIPP provides social work co-location in primary care practices. In the co-location model, social work interns are available on-site to provide screening, brief intervention, referral and real-time consultation to PCPs. Click here for more information.

 

Telemental Health Services:

 

Telepsychiatry and Telecounseling Services:

Click here for more information or call 855-MD-BHIPP(632-4477)

 

Care Coordination:

Going beyond referral services to ensure your patients are connected with appropriate mental health services

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

BHIPP is supported by funding from the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration and operates as a collaboration between the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Salisbury University and Morgan State University.

 

BHIPP and this website are also supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $433,296  with approximately 20% financed by non-governmental sources. The contents of this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. For more information, visit www.hrsa.gov.

 

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