PAL Award

PrairieCare’s Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL) was awarded the Gold Award (community-based program) from the American Psychiatric Association PAL was created for use by medical professionals to address the shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists and other specialized mental health practitioners, PAL provides over 1,500 consultations to primary care providers in Minnesota. Through consultations with psychiatrists, PAL delivers trainings to help educate and empower other health care professionals to treat mental health conditions in their own practice setting. These consultations include treatment plan support and feedback for ongoing treatment to help patients get better mental health treatment in a timely manner. PAL has created unprecedented access to psychiatry in the state in a cost-effective manner.