Primary Care Behavioral Health Screening Toolkit

As part of the MassHealth Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI), the PCC Plan, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) and the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP), has published a behavioral health screening toolkit for primary care providers who provide care for children under the age of 21. CHBI requires primary care providers to use age-appropriate, standardized behavioral health screening tool selected from the list of approved screening tools in Appendix W when providing well-child care services to all MassHealth members under the age of 21.

The Primary Care Behavioral Health Screening Toolkit includes guidelines on the implementation of behavioral health screening in primary care settings and guidance on clinical issues related to screening and referral. Implementation and use of four commonly used screening tools - M-CHAT, PSC, PEDS and PHQ-9 - is highlighted.

Primary Care Behavioral Health Screening Toolkit (PDF) pdf format of    sccreening-tool-pccs.pdf  rtf format of sccreening-tool-pccs.rtf file size 22MB


CRAFFT Screening Toolkit

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) and the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR), has published a separate toolkit for the CRAFFT (acronym for Car, Relax, Alone, Forget Friends, Trouble) screening tool. The CRAFFT screens for substance abuse in adolescents.

CRAFFT Screening Toolkit


This information is provided by MassHealth.