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ROCKFORD – State Senator Steve Stadelman announced that a mental health center in Rockford has been chosen to join a federal program aimed at enhancing access to coordinated mental health care and substance use services.

“By participating in this program, we are taking a proactive approach to provide better care, reduce stigma, and to support those in need,” said Stadelman (D-Rockford). “This initiative represents more than just enhanced care – it signifies hope and progress for our community.”

The local selected awardee organization is Rosecrance Incorporated in Rockford.

The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration Program offers Medicaid reimbursement for the entire cost of services provided by CCBHCs, at rates higher than those previously received for Medicaid customers. This initiative is projected to inject an additional $150 million into Illinois’ behavioral health system. CCBHCs deliver access to a variety of services and care coordination using evidence-based practices and other supports tailored to community needs assessments. This includes 24/7 crisis services. Additionally, CCBHCs must provide routine outpatient care within 10 business days.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available by texting or calling 988 or via chat at 988lifeline.org. To learn how to get support for mental health or substance use issues, visit FindSupport.gov. Locate treatment providers by visiting FindTreatment.gov or calling 800-662-HELP (4357).