For Families

NC-PAL is available to help primary care providers (PCPs) with diagnosing and treating mental health concerns in children, teens, and people who have recently given birth or are pregnant.

Our Services

Your primary care provider may call NC-PAL to:

  • Discuss symptoms and possible diagnoses
  • Learn about local and available resources for behavioral health
  • Receive advice about possible medication

NC-PAL is available to your doctor regardless of what kind of insurance coverage you have.

Our Team

The NC-PAL team includes Behavioral Health Consultants who can help primary care providers find resources and referrals, as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Perinatal Mental Health Specialists who can assist PCPs with more complex questions about diagnosis or medication.

Meet the Team

How to talk to a primary care provider about mental and behavioral health

Talking to a primary care provider can be a great place to start conversations around mental health concerns and questions. Your child’s doctors and nurses are familiar with how children and adolescents develop, have knowledge about common mental health problems that your child may face, and can help find the right treatment plan for your family.

Similarly, your child’s primary care provider is familiar with common mental health concerns of family members, as family mental health impacts the development of your child. If you are pregnant or have recently had a baby and have concerns about your own emotional well-being, you can talk to your child’s doctor or your OB/Gyn.

Doctor consulting with family

Mental Health Resources for Families

CCNC is the largest and longest-running medical home system in the U.S., and is known nationwide for reducing healthcare costs while improving outcomes.
MHA is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all.
A nationwide resource for mental health facts, services, programs, and more across the United States.
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
A statewide resource for mental health facilities, programs, and more across North Carolina.
A searchable list of NC CTP and CCFH trained providers in North Carolina who are currently accepting referrals.
A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.