Filling Behavioral Health Gaps in Rural Communities: A Unique Partnership in Washington State
Discusses a collaboration between a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Washington and state hospitals to accept patient transfers by utilizing swing beds to care for patients with complex behavioral health and social needs, such as substance use disorder, mental health, homelessness, and more. Includes data on swing bed admissions and information on incorporating behavioral health services into primary care.
Sarah Klein, Martha Hostetter
The Commonwealth Fund
Care coordination · Critical Access Hospitals · Housing and homelessness · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Primary care · Statistics and data · Substance use and misuse · Swing bed services · Washington