Clinical Guidelines

The Behavioral HealthCare Program has adopted several clinical guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) to assist practitioners in making clinical decisions to ensure consistency and improve patient care and safety.

The evidence-based guidelines are known to be effective in improving health outcomes:

Major Depressive Disorder:

You can also access the quick reference guide:

Substance Use Disorders:

Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with ADHD:

BHCP Guidelines

The BHCP Quality Committee has also created clinical guidelines to assist Primary Care Physicians in treating various behavioral health conditions.

Click a link below to download or read the selected guideline.