What's a CCBHC?
A Certified Community Behavior Health Clinic - an entity designed to provide a comprehensive and integrated range of mental health, substance use, and primary health services to any individual, regardless of funding, to improve outcomes through the use of strong collaborative coordination care.
CenterPointe was awarded $2 million per year for two years to develop and operate as a CCBHC in Lincoln.
This grant gives us an opportunity to improve and expand our services by integrating mental health and substance use care with physical health care, utilizing a wide variety of evidence-based practices, and promoting same-day access to high-quality, evidence-based care.
CCBHCs are responsible for directly providing (or contracting with partner organizations to provide) nine required types of services:
- Crisis mental health services
- Screening, assessment, and diagnosis, including risk assessment
- Patient-centered treatment planning
- Outpatient mental health and substance use services
- Primary care screening and monitoring of key health indicators/health risk
- Targeted case management
- Psychiatric rehabilitation services
- Peer support and family supports
- Intensive, community-based mental health care for members of the armed forces and veterans
CCBHCs must also meet requirements related to quality reporting, governance, staffing, access to care, and care coordination.
Some information provided by: thenationalcouncil.org
What treatment is provided through CenterPointe's CCBHC?
- Integrated physical health, mental health, and substance use disorder care
- Screening for HIV and Hepatitis
- 24/7 Crisis Intervention Services
- Nobody turned away due to the inability to pay
- Same-day access to care
- Evidence-based practices, including medication-assisted treatment
- Collaborative care with other agencies
- Quality measures that guide clinical care decisions
Since many of these services are already provided through CenterPointe, here are specific changes that will take place:
- Physical healthcare was provided for the first time!
- Service of more individuals, especially children, adolescents, and families
- Expansion of our team by 17 new staff members
- Organizational restructuring to accommodate the expansion
- Expansion of our operational hours to include some nights and weekend hours
- Improvement our internal and external processes for collaborating and coordinating care
- Greater focus on data collection for making data-informed decisions