Mike Halpin

ROCK ISLAND – State Senator Mike Halpin announced three area mental health centers have been selected to participate in a federal program designed to expand and improve access to coordinated mental health care and substance use treatment.

“This is an investment in the health and well-being of our local communities,” said Halpin (D-Rock Island). “Being selected as part of this program will ensure mental and behavioral health services are available for residents in crisis, regardless of their ability to pay.”

The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration Program provides reimbursement through Medicaid for the full cost of services that CCBHCs provide at higher rates than what they previously received for Medicaid customers. This program is estimated to bring an additional $150 million into Illinois’ behavioral health system. CCBHCs provide access to a range of services and care coordination through evidence-based practices and other supports based on a community needs assessment. This includes crisis services that are available 24/7. CCBHCs are also required to provide routine outpatient care within 10 business days.

The local selected awardee organizations include Robert Young Center in Moline and Rock Island and Bridgeway, Inc. in Galesburg.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available by calling or texting 9-8-8, or via chat at 988lifeline.org. To learn how to get support for mental health or substance use issues, visit FindSupport.gov. Locate treatment providers by visiting FindTreatment.gov or calling 800-662-HELP (4357).