The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a $3.4 million dollar grant to Kennebec Behavioral Health (KBH), allowing them to implement the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model for care delivery.
With this new funding, KBH along with its partners Crisis & Counseling, MaineGeneral Health, Hart Consulting and several others, now has the chance to expand services to serve as a “one-stop shop” for mental health, substance use treatment and other health care services in their communities. The CCBHC model ensures access to 24/7/365 crisis care, care coordination with hospitals, primary care, law enforcement and schools and access to high-quality services, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help stop the overdose crisis, among other capabilities.
The CCBHC effort will be led by Tina Chapman, KBH’s Senior Engagement Officer and Carla Stockdale, KBH Clinical Director. According to KBH’s Chief Executive Officer Tom McAdam, “being awarded a CCBHC grant is a huge opportunity for KBH. It paves the way for mental health and substance use disorder services to be integrated and coordinated across settings and providers and will provide increased access to high-quality care. The CCBHC also sets the stage for a system of cost-based reimbursement for services. We are excited to get started.”
To learn more about how the innovative CCBHC model increases access to mental health and substance use treatment, visit the National Council of Mental Wellbeing’s CCBHC Success Center at www.thenationalcouncil.org/ccbhc-success.
Photo (L-R): Carla Stockdale, Clinical Director, Tom McAdam, CEO, and Tina Chapman, Senior Engagement Officer