The City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recently launched a new website that allows health care consumers receiving Medicaid to receive information about their behavioral health and addiction disorder treatment coverage. On the same day the website—www.cbhphilly.org—was launched, state health and human services agencies also launched a new drug and alcohol addiction disorder treatment tool, which includes a questionnaire that refers individuals to local provider organizations, social services, and information regarding benefits.
According to the most up-to-date information, more than 700,000 Philadelphians are currently eligible for benefits from Community Behavioral Health (CBH)—benefits that health care consumers will now more likely be aware of thanks to the new CBH website. This is of timely importance, as the number of Philadelphians who qualify for benefits is expected to have grown since the state’s expansion of Medicaid coverage due to the Affordable Care Act. The website currently provides information and locations for 175 provider organizations.
Philadelphia has a comprehensive behavioral health system that was created through a unique partnership between the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disABILITY Services (DBHIDS) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. CBH is a non-profit 501c(3) corporation contracted by the City of Philadelphia to manage the delivery of behavioral health services for Medicaid recipients of Philadelphia county.
This was reported by DBHIDS on December 12, 2018.
Contact Information: Community Behavioral Health Philly, 801 Market Street, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107; (215) 413-3100; Website: www.cbhphilly.org