The MC3 program offers psychiatry support to primary care providers in Michigan who are managing patients with behavioral health problems. This includes children, adolescents, young adults through age 26, and women who are contemplating pregnancy, pregnant or postpartum (up to one year).
Psychiatrists are available through same-day phone consultations to offer guidance on:
Your local MC3 Behavioral Health Consultant is also available to provide recommendations for local resources.
Phone availability for U of M psychiatrists and local BHCs is Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays.
Primary care providers in Michigan are eligible to participate in the program. This includes M.D.s, D.O.s, N.P.s, P.A.s and C.N.M.s in pediatric, OB/GYN, family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry practices. As part of their participation, they will be asked to sign a Provider Agreement (online form available) that outlines program services and respective responsibilities. As an additional educational resource, participating primary care providers will be able to access live virtual trainings with free CMEs. Recorded learning modules are also available on the program website in addition to tools and resources to assist providers in their practice.
MC3 is not an emergency service. Emergency consultations over the phone or in person are not provided. If a PCP calls about a case requiring an urgent intervention, the Behavioral Health Consultant can offer appropriate resource recommendations.
U of M psychiatrists do not prescribe medication or provide ongoing treatment, but rather support primary care providers as they provide care. For those cases beyond the scope of the provider, the BHC and psychiatrist will offer referrals to local or regional clinicians.
Same-day and scheduled psychiatry telephone consultation
Behavioral health consultant guidance and resource linkage
Scheduled group case consultation for providers
Sub-specialty expertise for medical co-morbidities, perinatal mood disorders, early childhood trauma, and other complex diagnoses
Telepsychiatry evaluation available for patients in-home and video-based
Integrated behavioral health services in select clinics
Live and remote trainings offered regionally and statewide on topics requested by providers
Learning modules, resources and tools available on MC3 website
Education and support for screening and follow-up
Practice workflow analysis to better integrate screening, care coordination, and MC3 services
MC3 is supported by funds from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services