Bridges Healthcare, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a two-year, $2,000,000 annual grant by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement program services as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center, (CCBHC). With the goals of expanding access to care and improving the quality of behavioral health services, the CCBHC model offers enhanced federal matching funds to community behavioral health provider organizations for services delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries. More than 70% of Bridges client population is insured by Medicaid.
An Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) delivery model will be implemented at a new clinical site in West Haven, CT for clients requiring a more intensive level of care. This model will focus on recovery and habilitation through the range of services offered by Bridges including case management, care coordination, crisis intervention and stabilization, peer support, medication management, clinical services that are supported by evidence-based practice and access to vocational and social rehabilitation services.
Under the grant, Bridges also plans to expand its mobile medication assisted treatment program to include physical health screenings, testing for HIV and hepatitis and primary care services. The expanded mobile van will travel to designated areas in West Haven and Milford, CT where clients can access peer recovery support and induction for Suboxone.
Founded in 1957, Bridges Healthcare, Inc. offers a comprehensive range of services and programs for children, families, adults and young adults that encompass clinical evaluation and treatment, medication management, primary health care, community support services, and emergency crisis response.
This was reported by Bridges Healthcare, Inc. on May 18, 2020.
Contact information: Bridges Healthcare, Inc., 949 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, Connecticut 06460; 203-878-6365; Website: www.bridgesct.org