Primary Care Psychiatry
The Yale Psychological Medicine Service provides outpatient psychiatry consultation in the primary care setting at the two sites: the Primary Care Center of Yale-New Haven Hospital and St Raphael Campus. With a co-located psychiatrist available in the primary care clinic setting, we strive to provide integrated care to patients with comorbid physical and psychiatric disorders.
We offer consultations to the outpatient Family Practice and Internal Medicine departments. Referrals for consultation often include mood and anxiety disorders within the context of chronic medical conditions. The clinic also offers general psychiatric services to patients of Hispanic heritage who have the option of receiving treatment in their native language.
Importance is placed on assessment, stabilization and management of patients followed by skilled members of a general medical team. Often, the patient continues to receive psychiatric follow up from the primary care clinician after the patient has been seen by the outpatient psychiatry consultant.
In addition to clinical care, psychiatrists are involved in teaching Internal Medicine and Primary Care residents.