Open House for New Dunkirk Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic

Submitted by gallagha on Wed, 07/20/2022 - 08:54

DUNKIRK, N.Y.:--The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene (CCDMH) is excited to hold an open house on Friday, July 29, 2022 from 9 to 11 a.m. for the new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) at 60 Franklin Ave. in Dunkirk, N.Y.

Licensed by the New York State (NYS) Office of Mental Health (OMH) and NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), the ability to design a new CCBHC was granted to CCDMH. Designed with consideration of patient utilization and staff delivery of services first, CCBHCs provide wrap-around care, regardless of ability to pay.

The clinics received CCBHC status in 2020 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA.) This designation means that national standardized best practices, data collection, and specific performance markers are monitored to ensure that clinics provide quality service resulting in good outcomes.

“Our team designed the new facility with the community and staff in mind,” said Clinic Director Tamie Coleman. “We are so excited for our community to see the result of the whole team coming together to bring our vision to life to provide the best care we can. Our main goal is to uphold the CCDMH mission to provide Timely, Quality, and Accessible Care, and now we get to do so in a state-of-the-art facility.”

The open house will include tours of the facility by staff members and demonstrations of art therapy by members of the peer support team.  The clinic will continue to offer mental health and addictions services, including counseling, relapse prevention, mental health care, referrals, group therapy, peer support services, mobile crisis response, care coordination, and more. 





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