Dyadic Services

Provider Type

  • Physicians (does not apply to Cal MediConnect)
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
    (does not apply to HSP)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

Dyadic services include dyadic behavioral health (DBH) well-child visits, dyadic comprehensive community support services, dyadic psychoeducational services, and dyadic family training and counseling for child development. The DBH well-child visit is provided for both child and parent(s)/caregiver(s) together, preferably within the pediatric primary care setting the same day as the medical well-child visit. Dyadic services screen for behavioral health problems, interpersonal safety, tobacco and substance misuse and social drivers of health (SDOH), such as food insecurity and housing instability, and include referrals for appropriate follow-up care.

Facilities or clinics that offer integrated physical health and behavioral health services, such as health centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), are able to conduct the medical well-child visit, the DBH well-child visit and some or all of the ongoing dyadic services. Physicians who do not offer integrated behavioral health services are able to initiate dyadic services by conducting the medical well-child visit and making referrals to behavioral health providers for the DBH well-child visit and ongoing dyadic services.