Massachusetts Medical Society: Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Resources for Physicians

Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Resources for Physicians

MHSU Resources for Physicians

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
    A dedicated 3-digit number for callers looking for suicidal crisis support or support for emotional distress.

  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
    The NIMH offers a number of screening tools, evidence-based clinical pathways for youth and adults, and the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit available in 14 languages. NIMH and other experts have recently developed a clinical pathway for PCPs to implement risk screening for adult patients in their practices. The information will include details on how to conduct suicide risk screening and when and how to intervene.

  • Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS)
    The BSAS, through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, oversees prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services in the Commonwealth. Information for physicians is available including information for substance treatment providers.

  • MCPAP Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program
    This free psychiatric consultation program provides access to and facilitates referrals for behavioral health care. MCPAP is available for all children and families through their primary care physicians regardless of insurance. MCPAP is free for all PCPs; enroll by clicking here.

  • MCSTAP Massachusetts Consultation Service for Treatment of Addiction and Pain
    MCSTAP provides physicians and their staff with evidence-based tools, real-time consultations on safe prescribing and managing care for adult patients with chronic pain, substance use disorders, or both, and referral information. To enroll in MCSTAP, click on this link.

  • MCPAP for Moms Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program for Mothers
    This free service is designed particularly for obstetric, pediatric, primary care, and psychiatric providers serving pregnant and postpartum women. Pediatricians should refer mothers with mental health concerns or positive screening results to their obstetric or primary care providers who can obtain assistance directly from MCPAP for Moms. MCPAP for Moms assists pregnant and postpartum women and their children up to one year after delivery. Fathers and other caregivers experiencing postpartum depression can also access MCPAP for Moms. To enroll in MCPAP for Moms and to learn more, follow this link.

  • ASAP-MCPAP Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program - Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program
    ASAP-MCPAP services are growing to offer telehealth counseling for adolescents who use substances. ASAP-MCPAP's substance use counselor will offer substance use evaluation and care to pediatric primary care patients. In order to access this service, primary care providers should continue to call their regional MCPAP line and ask to connect with the ASAP team. The ASAP consultant on-call will speak with the primary care provider and determine if virtual substance use counseling would be appropriate for their patient. The ASAP-MCPAP staff will complete intake information and reach out to your patient to schedule the first appointment. To learn more, view the September Clinical Conversation introducing this service.

  • MCPAP for ASD-ID The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities
    Call: (866) 273-4399
    MCPAP for ASD-ID provides support and consultation to Emergency Services Program and Mobile Crisis Intervention clinicians working with youth and young adults up to age 26 years with ASD or ID who are having a behavioral health crisis. The free on-demand consultations are available seven days a week including holidays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • PCSS Providers Clinical Support System
    PCSS is a SAMHSA-funded, no-cost initiative led by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and a coalition of national professionals that provides training, resources, and mentoring to clinicians in the prevention, identification, and treatment of substance use disorders, particularly opioid use disorder.

  • ORN Opioid Response Network
    ORN focuses on applying evidence-based practices in prevention, treatment, and recovery to meet local needs in all states and territories through training and education via local consultants with expertise and experience. This no cost network is funded by a SAMHSA grant awarded to the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) in collaboration with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Columbia University Division on Substance Use Disorders, and a large coalition of over 40 national professional organizations.

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