UW Neighborhood Clinics

UW Neighborhood Clinics provide innovative, evidence-based behavioral health care to patients enrolled in primary care through the Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP). BHIP uses the Collaborative Care model developed at UW for treating common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety in primary care.

In BHIP, UW psychiatrists work as clinic-based psychiatric consultants who are responsible for supporting mental health care provided by primary care providers and care managers as well as providing direct patient consultations. The model has resulted in significant improvement in the number of patients achieving care plan goals related to their anxiety or depression. More than 70% of patients with depression and 65% of patients with anxiety enrolled in BHIP have shown a 50% or greater improvement in symptoms following a minimum of 10 weeks of treatment. BHIP won a Psychiatric Services Achievement Award from the American Psychiatric Association in 2014, and a Washington Award of Excellence in Healthcare Quality from Qualis Health in 2016.
We are very proud to provide Collaborative Care in the UW Neighborhood Clinics as well as the other UW Medicine locations listed below.​
BHIP Service Locations
To make an appointment at any of the BHIP service locations, please visit the UW Medicine Contact Center.
General Internal Medicine Center at UWMC-Roosevelt
UW Neighborhood Clinics
Harborview Medical Center
​Denise Chang, MD
BHIP Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences