Comprehensive Care Coordination, Behavioral Health Home (BHH)
Comprehensive Care Coordination, Behavioral Health Home (BHH) is a program designed to help people with serious mental illnesses as well as chronic physical health conditions. The client has the services of a Registered Nurse and a Mental Health Practitioner which broadens the scope and ability to receive help with anything mental, physical, or community health related. It aims to improve health outcomes, improve experience of care, reduce health care costs, and improve quality of life for the individual. It is person-centered and 100% voluntary. BHH will provide clients with care coordination, skill development, education, activities, services, and referrals to community supports, among other things. We focus on a team approach, and try to communicate between all levels of care on each client’s team. Each enrolled member in the BHH program will work with a Registered Nurse and a Mental Health Practitioner to coordinate, refer, and collaborate with their mental health and physical health team.
Any form of Medical Assistance (Medicaid) which includes managed care organizations such as Imcare, Ucare, Health Partners, Blue Plus, Medica.
Who is eligible:
- Children, Youth, and Adults (ages 3 and up) who have been diagnosed with a SMI, SPMI, ED, or SED.
- Must have a diagnostic assessment completed in the last 12 months with qualifying diagnosis present.
- Must have Medical Assistance.
Proper Referral Process:
Please let your current service providers know your interest in the Behavioral Health Home Program. Or please stop in at Kiesler Wellness Center or Northland Counseling Center front desk and fill out a consent/referral form. This allows for staff to determine if someone is eligible for the program. If you have further questions about the program please ask to speak with Jennifer Rychart or Lisa Carsrud.
Difference between BHH and Case Management:
BHH is a team approach, whereas Case Management is more 1:1. BHH is integrated and holistic, so it can help you reach your goals for both mental health and physical health. TCM focuses only on mental health. It is a partnership with primary care: your behavioral health home team and your primary care provider work together to better coordinate care. It includes consumer and family supports and education, so you can get information and support when you need it.