IPCOM serves a population with high acuity for both mental health and medical conditions, that is ethnically and culturally diverse, and predominantly homeless from neighborhoods designated as health professional shortage areas.

Interprofessional Primary Care Outreach for Persons with Mental Illness

Interprofessional Primary Care Outreach for Persons with Mental Illness (IPCOM) is a nurse-managed primary care service embedded in residential mental health treatment programs located in San Francisco and Napa. Established in 1995 as a partnership with Progress Foundation, IPCOM is a nationally recognized innovative outreach model that delivers primary care clinical services at the site of psychiatric treatment. IPCOM is a cornerstone of clinical training in integrated primary and behavioral health care, and is a member of the National Nursing Center Consortium.

IPCOM interprofessional teams include:

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Psychiatrists
  • A pharmacist
  • Behavioral health staff
  • Interprofessional students

What We Do

IPCOM services focus on primary care problems in the context of serious mental illness including:

  • Health screenings and physical examinations
  • Urgent care for acute medical problems
  • Chronic disease management
  • Health promotion and education
  • Staff education and consultation

Our Model