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Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care


New Request for Proposal to provide integrated behavioral and acute care services for persons with serious mental illness in all counties except Maricopa, was released July 7, 2014.

We all need to take care of both our physical health needs and our behavioral health needs. In order to address all physical health and behavioral health care needs, integration of physical and behavioral health services include coordination and collaboration between all physical health and behavioral health providers to develop a common treatment plan leading to whole body positive health outcomes. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) promotes integrated care and is collaborating with other stakeholders to expand integration efforts to provide whole body health care for all Arizonans.


  • June 27, 2014: The Department has revised rules to integrate behavioral health into health care institutions. Check out the Health Care Institution Integration Rules page for more information.
  • April 2, 2014: Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care began operations serving our members as the Regional Behavioral Health Authority for Maricopa County! To learn more about this new integrated health approach to care visit
  • May 21, 2013: The Arizona Department of Administration issued a 'Stay' order on all transition and performance related activity for the GSA-6 contract. In compliance with the order, ADHS will not be posting any information related with this contract until the Stay is vacated or another order is issued.

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