Empowering communities through integrated healthcare
Mental illness, when combined with chronic physical health conditions, affects all areas of a person’s life and may result in complex challenges to overcome. In such instances, Centerstone’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) use a coordinated, whole-person model of care to help individuals improve overall health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
CCBHCs strive to provide essential services directly or through partnerships. These include:
- Crisis Services
- Treatment Planning
- Screening, Assessment, Diagnosis & Risk Assessment
- Outpatient Mental Health & Substance Use Services
- Targeted Case Management
- Outpatient Primary Care Screening and Monitoring
- Community-Based Mental Health Care for Veterans
- Peer, Family Support & Counselor Services
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
Journey to Integrated Healthcare
At Centerstone, the process of transforming clinic locations to CCBHCs began in 2018 through funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This funding allows our awarded clinics in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, and Tennessee to provide patient- and family-centered, recovery-oriented, wellness-focused and integrated primary and behavioral care for both adults and children. Evidence shows that integrating behavioral and physical healthcare and prevention services through care coordination can lead to better outcomes.
Each state clinic location has been able to utilize SAMHSA funds to expand access to care and improve clinic infrastructure and staffing. In Tennessee, Medication Assisted Treatment services were expanded; In Indiana, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) was set up for integration of primary health care needs; In Illinois, intensive case management was implemented to assist clients with serious mental illness; And in Florida, a suicide pathway and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for insomnia was implemented.
Centerstone’s comprehensive array of evidence-based practices creates access, stabilizes people in crisis, and provides treatment and support services emphasizing recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care, and primary-behavioral health integration.
To learn more about the services provided at Centerstone or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 1-877-HOPE123 (1-877-467-3123).
Explore Our CCBHC Initiatives
Centerstone’s Bradenton Clinic in Bradenton, Florida received its first two-year CCBHC-E grant in 2020 funded by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Currently, using the CCBHC Improvement and Advancement Grant awarded in 2022 the clinic continues to transform community behavioral health systems and provide comprehensive, integrated, coordinated, and person-centered behavioral health care.
Services are made available to any individual, children, adolescents, and adults, seeking care for a mental and/or substance use disorder, in addition to individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. Through CCBHC funding, the Bradenton Clinic has increased capacity by hiring more providers. This includes nursing staff at the walk-in center to aid in addressing any physical health care needs. Identified as an area of need in our 2023 community needs assessment, the clinic staff work to better serve groups facing unique health disparities such as individuals with co-occurring disorders, individuals from minority groups, and individuals with limited English proficiency.
Want to help us improve access to Behavioral Health Services in your community?
Join the Community Advisory BoardSign Up Sheet
In order to stay engaged with our community members, we meet 3 times a year with our advisory board made up of clients and family members. Join our 45-60 minute meeting virtually to discuss mental health needs in the community and learn more about what Centerstone can offer those in need.
Take a Survey!Needs Assessment Survey
This Community Needs Assessment survey helps us understand the Mental Health and Substance Use needs of our community and the barriers to treatment that need to be addressed.
Attend Community Health Events:Events
See below for information about important health events in your area!
The Centerstone clinic in Alton, Illinois received its first CCBHC expansion grant in 2018. The second CCBHC Improvement and Advancement Grant was awarded in 2020 and ended in May of 2023.
Our implementation and expansion was focused on ICM – Intensive Case Management, which employs peer specialist, counselors, and clinicians that work to support clients in accomplishing long-term case goals and outcomes over relatively short periods of time.
CCBHC funding also supported the creation of telehealth rooms in our facility prior to the COVID-19 pandemic which was instrumental to our readiness for virtual care. We started experimenting with using telehealth therapists at the start of the pandemic and have found much success utilizing this mode of care delivery when necessary.
Case management, individual and group wellness coaching, and peer support services not covered by insurance have also been supported by the CCBHC grant. Our MAIN goal has been working with the State Mental Health Association to become a demonstration state which will ensure continued success of the communities and clients in which we serve.
While working on developing a state-funded CCBHC model, Centerstone has applied for the CCBHC Improvement and Advancement Grant which, if awarded, will continue to support CCBHC services at the Alton Clinic until 2027.
The Centerstone Clinic in Bloomington, Indiana received its first CCBHC expansion grant in 2018, its second in 2020, and now utilizes the CCBHC-IA (Improvement and Advancement) Grant, which was awarded in 2022 and provides funding through 2026.
Through the three CCBHC SAMHSA grants over the past 5 years, the Bloomington clinic has facilitated a shift toward integrative health care (in-line with CCBHC requirements), which we, as an organization, call whole health care. CCBHC grant-funded staff have enabled the delivery of whole health care services at Centerstone through the provision of health coaching, life skills, health education (individual and groups), and general health assessments & reassessments for all clients. CCBHC grant-funded staff support our walk-in clinic (Same Day Access) through the provision of intake assessments, therapy, case management, medical record access/coordination, and integrated care coordination (both internally and externally), especially for those who are un-/under-insured. Additionally, CCBHC grant funds are used to provide hospital inpatient intake assessments, as well as intake assessments for probation & problem-solving court clients. At the administrative level, CCBHC grant staff are engaged in numerous whole health workgroups and projects, which are supporting and guiding Centerstone of Indiana in the implementation and delivery of whole health care.
Check out our most recent newsletters highlighting key health outcomes and progress toward improving the well-being of our clients!
The Harriett Cohn Clinic in Clarksville, Tennessee received its first CCBHC expansion grant in 2020. The second CCBHC Improvement and Advancement Grant was rewarded in 2022 and is ongoing through 2026.
The CCBHC project has supported the implementation and expansion of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) at the facility by employing full-time providers and nurses. MAT services are offered in-person and via telehealth. Case management, individual and group wellness coaching, and peer support services not covered by insurance have also been supported by the CCBHC grant. Current funds are being used to expand and sustain substance use treatment and follow-up care post-rehab, including Intensive Outpatient (IOP) group therapy, particularly for underinsured populations.
Below you can find our clinics most recent needs assessment completed in February 2023 to better understand the health needs and social determinants of health that impact our clients and the community.Want to gain a better understanding of our most recent outcomes and findings? Check out this hand out from our first CCBHC grant (2020-2022) and our most recent one pager for the Advisory Council held in August 2023.
Timeline: CCBHC Milestones
Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 initially authorized the demonstration program to begin certifying community behavioral health clinics (CCBHCs). The Excellence in Mental Healthcare Act established the criteria for the nine required services and reimbursement
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released original CCBHC Certification Criteria. 24 State Planning Grants awarded by SAMHSA
Eight states selected to participate in the Section 223 CCBHC Demonstration (MN, MO, NY, NJ, NV, OK, OR, and PA)
First 52 CCBHC-Expansion Grants awarded under Section 520A (42 USC 290bb-32) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended
Centerstone Illinois and Indiana apply and receive first expansion grant from SAMHSA
Additional States added to the Section 223 CCBHC Demonstration (KY and MI, authorized by Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act)
Centerstone Tennessee and Florida apply and receive first expansion grant. Indiana and Illinois apply and receive second expansion grant
Bipartisan Safer Communities Act authorizes addition of up to 10 states to the Demonstration every two years
Expansion grants for all states end in September. Indiana, Tennessee, and Florida apply and receive four-year Improvement & Advancement grants through 2026
Up to 15 Planning Grants awarded and updated Certification Criteria released
Centerstone applied and received four additional grants: three planning, development, and implementation grants for new clinic locations in Carbondale, IL; Fort Myers, FL; and Tullahoma, TN; and one Improvement and Advancement grant to continue efforts for the first Centerstone of Illinois CCBHC clinic in Alton, IL.
Add up to 10 Additional Demonstration States
Add additional Demonstration States every two years
Centerstone clinics in Bloomington, IN; Bradenton, FL; and Clarksville, TN work towards meeting certification criteria to become a demonstration state. The newly funded Centerstone clinics in Alton, IL; Carbondale, IL; Fort Myers, FL; and Tullahoma, TN will build the infrastructure to meet CCBHC criteria.
This document includes analyses of all data collected by CCBHCs from 2018 through 2022. Use the table of contents to delve into specific topics covered. Here you will find National Outcomes Data, information on diagnoses, telehealth utilization, hospital and emergency room data collected, and further recommendations based on our findings.
This document summarizes the recommendations also located in the main cross-site packet. Recommendations for clinical improvement and further areas to explore were made based on experiences collecting and analyzing data from the EHR, populations found to be underrepresented in the CCBHC sample, and client outcomes observed throughout the evaluation.
The National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Success Center serves as a resourceful hub offering data, implementation support, and advocacy to bolster the CCBHC initiative.