Need Behavioral Health Services?

Where To Go for Behavioral Health Services:

 
 

Where do I start?  

Behavioral health services are funded by up to 13 different D.C. government agencies.  Don't forget to start with the D.C. Behavioral Health Association's 2010 Member Directory to identify the service provider you need, regardless of how the service is funded. 

DCBHA: Decision Tree for Accessing Mental Health Services (June 2009)

DCBHA:  “Towards a True System of Care: Improving Children’s Behavioral Health Services in the District of Columbia” (Feb. 2009).  Volume 1: Describing Structure; Volume 2: Defining Barriers


Provider Directories

Behavioral health services are funded by up to 13 different D.C. government agencies.  Don't forget to start with the D.C. Behavioral Health Association's 2010 Member Directory to identify the service provider you need, regardless of how the service is funded.  You can also find provider directories for different funding sources at the following sources:

Department of Mental Health providers

APRA Substance Abuse provider directory

School-Based Mental Health Services

A comprehensive list of existing programs and services – as of December 2008 – was compiled by Olga Acosta-Price of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools at Appendix F in the following report.

Unison Managed Care Organization does not have an on-line directory.

Chartered Managed Care Organization provider directory

Health Care for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN) provider directory


Local Support and Resource Groups

Total Family Care Coalition

Supports family involvement in treatment with providers under the Department of Mental Health.

 

Foster & Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center

Supports foster, kinship, and adoptive parents working with children involved in the District’s child welfare system.

 

Consumer Leadership Forum of D.C.

Supports consumers with peer-to-peer resources and advocacy.

 

Consumer Action Network

Empowers consumers involved with the Department of Mental Health.

 

The Mental Health Association of D.C.
Promotes mental health awareness and treatment in under-served communities.


National Groups

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
An association of 1,300 behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addictions disorders to nearly six million adults, children and families in communities across the country.

 

Mental Health Liaison Group
The Mental Health Liaison Group is a national coalition representing consumer, family members, advocates, professionals and providers.

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses.

 

 Mental Health America
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation - everyday and in times of crisis.


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