May 1, 2020

Our TEAM UP for Children initiative, which integrates behavioral health into pediatric clinics, is adapting to meet the needs of children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

TEAM UP leadership at Boston Medical Center report on how TEAM UP health centers’ rapid shift to telehealth has been particularly successful in delivering needed behavioral health care to children and their families.

“We’ve seen a huge increase in visits because, while patients may struggle to find transportation, childcare coverage, and time off work, sometimes the behavioral health issue itself is what prohibits them from coming into the clinic.”

Duncan Speel, LMHC, director of behavioral health services at Lowell Community Health Center