The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced that Family & Children’s Services (F&CS), the largest Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) in Oklahoma, will continue as a CCBHC (Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic).
Grants will fund increased access, high-quality community behavioral health services and advanced integration with physical health care for Tulsa’s under-served and neediest individuals.
“Though the award of a second SAMSHA CCBHC $4 million-dollar grant, we are grateful to continue pioneering this gold standard service delivery model in Tulsa. These funds enhance our capacity to serve the city’s most under-served by integrating high-quality services with physical health care for those with mental illness and addiction disorders,” said F&CS’s CEO Gail Lapidus.
F&CS CCBHC provides comprehensive outpatient mental and substance use disorder services that are evidence-based including an array of crisis services as well as outpatient clinic primary care screening and monitoring of key health indicators and health risk.
F&CS CCBHC will ensure access to high-quality care for adults with serious mental illness, substance use disorder and individuals with or at risk for co-occurring disorders. F&CS CCBHC will also serve children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances.
“Expanding community-based hubs for behavioral health care could not be more crucial for the United States,” said Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, the head of SAMHSA. “CCBHCs already perform a vital role of addressing in one location the complex needs of people with mental and substance use disorders. The coronavirus pandemic substantially increases the need for these comprehensive services.”