Behavioral Health Toolkit for Medical Providers

Substance Use - Adult


  • AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test)
  • AUDIT-C (AUDIT-Consumption)

Alcohol and other drugs


Substance Use - Youth


  • AUDIT (14 & up, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test)
  • AUDIT-C (14 & up, AUDIT-Consumption)

Alcohol and other drugs

Mental Health - Adult



Cognitive Status



  • PEG (3 Item-Scale assessing pain intensity & interference)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Suicide Risk

Mental Health - Youth


Behavioral Health – American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Resources


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Older Adults

Other resources

Early Childhood

  1. Birth to 5 Compendium of Screening Measures
  2. Developmental Milestones, Maternal Depression, and Social Determinants of Heath Screening
  3. Early Childhood Screening Assessment (ESCA – identifies children 18-60 months at high risk for mental health problems; includes PHQ-2to identify caregiver depression/distress)
  4. The Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children (SWYC – children 2-60 months, crosses multiple domains)
  5. CSBS DPTM Infant-Toddler Checklist (ITC - free screener to determine need for further evaluation for autism spectrum disorder)
  6. Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST) (Yes/No evaluation aimed at parents for assessing severity of autism spectrum symptoms in children)
Other Resources
  1. Signs & Symptoms Suggestive of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Concerns (By age group)
  2. References for Evidence-Based Practices for young children
  3. CDC – Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) information and resources
  4. Resource listing for various supporting organizations for children and families
  5. Autism curriculum materials and training (HHS – Administration for Children & Families)
  6. (Education, training, and resources to strengthen families and improve the lives of babies and toddlers; DC:0-5 Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood -- features manuals and training)
  7. Watch Me Thrive! Toolkit (HHS – Administration for Children & Families)
  8. National Childhood Trauma Stress Network (Educational information and resources for professionals and families for various trauma types)
  9. Additional tools, tool kits, and resources (Across all health dimensions, including Mental Health)
  10. Issue Briefs from National Institute of Mental Health (

Comorbid with Chronic Pain

Other Resources

Intellectual and Developmental Disabillities

Health Care for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Toolkit)

Screening for Behavioral Healthcare Issues: What tools should I use?

Each medical practice is unique in terms of who you serve and how your office operates. Therefore, we have catalogued a number of assessment tools to help you identify tools that best fit your practice and your patients.

Screening tools

To the left you will find screening tools that are organized first by clinical category and age. 


To the right you will find resources including behavioral health care guidelines, identifying in-network referrals and health information for patients.

CDC:Chronic Pain and Opioids

Interactive Training Resources here

Behavioral Health Resources

Substance Use Disorder Helpline


A 24/7 helpline for providers and patients to:

  • Identify local MAT and behavioral health treatment providers and provide targeted referrals for evidence-based care
  • Educate members/families about substance use
  • Assist in finding community support services
  • Assign a care advocate to provide ongoing support for up to 6 months, when appropriate

Medication-assisted Treatment

Best Practices

Coordination of Care

Additional Assessment Information

Referrrals for Behavioral Health

Health Information for your patients

Optum Guidelines