MAYVILLE – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene an advancement and improvement grant for the Chautauqua County Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic. Starting Friday, the grant includes $1 million a year for four years. The department received the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic designation in 2020 under a previous grant. This designation has positively influenced the accessibility of community clinics.
Certified community behavioral health clinics have dramatically increased access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment and expanded capacity to address the overdose crisis. They have created innovative partnerships with law enforcement, peer-led organizations, schools and hospitals to improve care, reduce recidivism and address health disparities.
“Our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics are determined to support and advance the work we’ve begun to improve access to high-quality behavioral health services.” said Chautauqua County Deputy Mental Health Director and Clinic Project Director Trish McClennan. “In collaboration with our community partners, CCBHCs are another step toward strengthening Chautauqua County’s network of services.”
Chautauqua County will use the funds to improve access to community-based recovery services, expand mobile crisis teams with a youth specialty, and improve care coordination and peer specialist services. The funds will support this effort toward a collaborative, accountable, and responsive behavioral health system that values recovery, hope, excellence, respect, and safety.
Chautauqua County has two CCBHC clinics at 200 E. Third St., Jamestown, NY 716-661-8330, and 60 Franklin Ave., Dunkirk, NY 716-363-3550. You can call them to learn more about the services offered and to make an appointment. To learn more about certified community behavioral health clinics, visit https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/bho/ccbhc.html.