Skip to main content Skip to site navigation

Behavioral Health Staff: Medical & Pharmacy


BHRS Medical & Pharmacy Information

BHRS Policies & Forms

Link to BHRS Policies & Forms
Avatar MD Documentation Guide
Avatar Instructions to find HEALTHsuite Number (HSN)
Medication Monitoring Policy
Medication Monitoring Checklist
Medication Consent Forms:

Laboratory References

Lab Guide
CBC non-included MH Dx
HCG test NCD Dx
LabCorp Drugs of Abuse Testing LCD
LCD for MolDx HLA-B* 15 02 Genetic Testing
Lipid Panel NCD Dx
Medi-Cal Dx for Vitamin B12
Prolactin ICD10 codes CA MediCal
Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics Testing
Thyroid Test NCD Dx
Vitamin D 25 hydroxy

Medication and Assessment Forms

Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS)
Lab Weight Chart
Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA)
Prior Authorization Request Form

Prescribing References

BHRS Formulary
BHRS FDA Guidelines for Indications and Dosage Ranges
BHRS PA Procedures and Criteria
Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Dementia
Methadone and QTc Prolongation

Use of Antidepressants-- from LAC DMH
Use of Antipsychotics -- from LAC DMH
Use of Anxiolytics -- from LAC DMH
Use of Mood Stabilizers -- from LAC DMH
Use of Psychotropic Medications in Youth -- from LA County DMH

Treatment Guidelines

Adult ADHD

ADHD Medications
ADHD Protocol for Adults seeking services at BHRS
Adult ADHD Treatment Guidelines - rev. 01/2016
Controlled Medication Agreement – EnglishSpanish
Psychostimulants Formulary Status & Quantity Limit


Benzodiazepines Client Education Sheet
Benzodiazepines Dosing & PK
Benzodiazepines Formulary Status
Benzodiazepines Guidelines
Controlled Medication Agreement – EnglishSpanish
Tapering Benzodiazepines

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Pharmacotherapy for Substance Use Disorders
Buprenorphine-Nalaxone (Suboxone) Coverage
Narcan Spray Brochure — Narcan EnglishNarcan Spanish
Reduce Heavy Alcohol Use Dosing Recommendations
Reduce Heavy Alcohol Use Flowchart
Urge to Drink Scale – EnglishSpanish
Vivitrol Client Information for AUD and OUD – EnglishSpanish
Vivitrol Prescriber Information for OUD – rev. 6/15/16
Vivitrol Prior Authorization Procedures – rev. 03/14/16
Vivitrol Protocol for AUD – rev. 06/15/16

Newer Medications Reviewed by P & T Committee

Aristada Initio
Invega Trinza
Narcan Spray
VMAT-2 Inhibitors

Information Use Only

BHRS Ketamine Position Statement
Ketamine Consensus Statement by APA 2017
BHRS Medical Marijuana Position Statement