Strengthening Partnerships with Community Mental Health Centers

Health Centers are more likely to serve persons with complex health and social needs than most primary care providers. Health Centers have been leaders nationally in the health equity movement, ensuring access to quality primary and integrated care for low-income communities.

For persons with the most serious behavioral health disorders, health centers have developed increasing capacity in these integrated care teams. Health centers have also created referral networks with Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) for the specialized behavioral health services (day programs, targeted case management, peer supports, recovery support services, supportive housing and supported employment services) that health centers may not offer.

Learn more on why health centers partner with community mental health providers.

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