"The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has posed unique challenges in the way behavioral health consultants have been able to partner with the primary care teams to prepare for the increase in behavioral health needs. When we were in person, we would be able to conduct warm handoffs and coordinate care quickly for patients. We have become creative in the way we collaborate virtually with primary care. Additionally, our department has offered educational webinars for primary care providers and other clinicians from medical subspecialties to asses and care for pediatric patients."
-Kayla Burley, MPH
Operations Manager, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia