Grand Rounds – An Integrated Model of Care for Patients with Severe Mental Illness in Primary Care

Event Date & Time

May 12, 2021 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm


Video Conference

Event Details:


The Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model is an expanding approach to the integration of behavioral health services into the primary care setting, and it is associated with improved patient outcomes, lowered costs, and enhanced population health. However, less attention has been paid to the delivery of integrated care within primary care to patients presenting with severe mental illness (SMI), who are more likely to experience challenges accessing adequate primary care services and managing comorbid mental and physical illnesses.


At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1.  Provide an operational definition of the PCBH model and its key components.
  2.  Outline the benefits of integrated care on SMI populations and the primary care teams treating them.
  3.  Highlight at least two complex clinical issues that commonly emerge when working with patients with SMI in primary care.

Financial Disclosures:

Samantha Schires, MA and her faculty mentor Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee members (Mark Nadeau, MD, Marcy Wiemers, MD, Maria Del Pilar Montañez Villacampa, MD, Christine Song, DO, Nehman Andry, MD, Gabriela Lopez, PsyD, Maureen Alvarado, DO, Inez I. Cruz, PhD, and Nichole Rubio) have no relevant financial relationships to commercial interests to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee member Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD has disclosed he receives royalties from General Practice and Family Medicine for being UpToDate Editor-in-Chief.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)

Target Audience:

Specialties – Primary Care; Family Medicine  
Faculty, residents, other health care providers and staff from our department; physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South Texas; and medical students in our third-year clerkship and fourth year rotations. 


The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

For activity related questions, please contact:

Name: Nichole Rubio- FCM Grand Rounds Coordinator


For CME general questions, please contact:

Ph: (210) 567-4445




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About the Speaker(s)

Samantha Schires, MA
Psychology Resident
UT Health San Antonio