Psychiatric Services Agreement

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 2/14/2017


The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to authorize the Board President to execute an agreement with Traditions Psychology Group, Inc., doing business as Traditions Behavioral Health, in an amount not to exceed $7,617,435, to provide psychiatric services to various Behavioral Health and Recovery Services’ clinics. HHS' staff psychiatrist budget includes a combination of regular-hire staff and contracted specialists including a medical director. For the past three to five years, regular-staff openings have been difficult to fill, and it is anticipated that recruiting challenges will continue. HHS needs to establish a stable and reliable pool of qualified psychiatrists to meet needs. 


The Board authorized the Board President to execute the agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed psychiatric services agreement.

Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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