Burrell Behavioral Health has received a grant of $4 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) over the next two years, $2 million per year, to expand its behavioral health services in southwest and central Missouri. This is the second such Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion (CCBHC-E) grant received by Burrell, and the highest figure awarded to any CCBHC in the state of Missouri.
The 2020 grant will allow Burrell, the second-largest Certified Community Behavioral Health Center in Missouri and one of the three largest in the United States, to continue to expand its comprehensive and integrative CCBHC model and improve access and quality of care within its 17-county Missouri catchment area. Burrell estimates an additional 1,600 persons will be directly served due to this expansion, which will serve Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster counties in southwest Missouri, and Boone, Carroll, Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, Randolph and Saline counties in central Missouri.
This expansion will focus on services for individuals with serious mental illness; addiction with a focus on opioid use; children and youth with serious emotional disturbances; and those with behavioral health disorders occurring simultaneously with addiction disorders. The project goal is to expand rapid access to quality community behavioral health services, integrated care, and supportive human and social services for those who are uninsured, underinsured, have unaffordable insurance and/or gaps in insurance. This includes those who cannot afford insurance deductibles, insurance co-payments, and co insurance payments. It will place special emphasis on increasing access for client services for those experiencing homelessness; the LGBTQ+ population; Hispanic and Latino communities; and African American communities. The grant also will continue to serve members of the armed forces and veterans, and those affected with HIV.
Burrell Behavioral Health works with more than 40,000 clients across 25 counties in Missouri and Arkansas. Burrell has more than 150 licensed provider organizations that offer a full continuum of care through their integrated network.
This was reported by Burrell Behavioral Health on May 1, 2020.