Senator Turner

DECATUR – Heritage Behavioral Health Center in Decatur has been selected to participate in a federal program designed to expand and improve access to coordinated mental health care and substance use treatment, announced State Senator Doris Turner.

“When we invest in behavioral and mental health, we invest in our communities,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “Heritage Behavioral Health Center has been an active part of the Decatur community for more than 60 years, and this program ensures people can access the services they need, no matter their income.”

The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration Program provides reimbursement through Medicaid for the full cost of services that CCBHCs provide at higher rates than what they previously received for Medicaid customers. This program is estimated to bring an additional $150 million into Illinois’ behavioral health system. CCBHCs provide access to a range of services and care coordination through evidence-based practices and other supports based on a community needs assessment. This includes crisis services that are available 24/7. CCBHCs are also required to provide routine outpatient care within 10 business days.

Heritage Behavioral Health Center provides comprehensive community-based services to treat the most serious behavioral disorders and links individuals closely with providers of inpatient care. Crisis workers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 217-362-6262.