A Healthcare Service For Behavioral and Medical Needs

A Behavioral Health Home (BHH) is not a house or a residence; it’s a way of giving health services to people with behavioral and medical health needs. Adults and children with chronic conditions can get behavioral health care, medical care, and community-based social services and support arranged by experts.

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and the Department of Social Services (DSS) made the BHH model to promise better results than those from traditional services.

Eligibility Requirements

To receive BHH care, you must qualify for Medicaid, have Medicaid expenses greater than or equal to $10,000/year, and have a serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI).

An SPMI could be any of the following:

  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

Those who meet the eligibility requirements will be enrolled in BHH services with their health provider. Participation is optional. You may choose another BHH provider or choose not to use any services at all. BHH care providers offer the following services and supports:

  • Care for the whole person 
  • Care as you move from one setting to another
  • Organizing services and activities that meet patient needs
  • Improving healthy choices
  • Patient and family support
  • Recommendation to community support services

Once enrolled, a team of experts will make a care plan for you using the services listed above. The care plan is made to inform users about their condition and of the medical, behavioral health, medicinal, and recovery support services to best treat their needs.

Financial Options for Behavioral Health Homes

Use of services and supports provided by a BHH is covered by Medicaid.

Find Behavioral Health Homes in Your Area

Visit ctintegratedcare.com for more resources on behavioral health homes.