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Behavioral Health Integration Guidelines

The clinical guidelines and policies on this page assist clinicians in standardizing the evaluation, diagnosis, and care of patients, with the goal of achieving optimal outcomes. The guidelines translate national recommendations and the best available evidence into local context.

  • Adherence to these guidelines should limit unwanted or unintended variation in practice, but guidelines are not meant to be prescriptive. The clinician retains the responsibility to select the appropriate guideline for a particular patient and to use the guideline to the extent that it serves the individual patient.
  • Any given approach must be carefully considered with each individual patient to ensure that an effective Shared Decision Making process is in place, which reflects the patient's personal wishes, medical history, and family history.

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Pen Bay Medical Center Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Management of Atrial Fibrillation
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UMF walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic taking place Saturday, September 18
Individuals ages 18+ are eligible to get one of two types of vaccine.