It is estimated that nearly 70% of all mental illnesses onset before age 14. Shockingly, studies have shown that less than half will ever receive the treatment they need. It is critical that health professionals are educated in mental health identification and intervention, and supported by specialists in the community.
By calling PAL you will be immediately connected to a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who can assist with triage and referrals. We can also connect healthcare professionals to a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (usually within 30-minutes) to review a case or discuss a treatment plan. Our team of professionals have years of experience providing consultation and assessment to a variety of settings via phone, televideo and in-person. This service is provided free of charge as a way to support primary care, prevent the worsening of patient symptoms, and reduce barriers to specialized care.
Professionals can access PAL by calling 855-431-6468 (Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm), or online by either submitting an inquiry, or scheduling an appointment online at your convenience. This is a free service provided by PrairieCare Medical Group through a grant from DHS.