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New Funding to Expand Behavioral Health Services

Terry Reilly Health Services is one of four Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Idaho awarded funding to expand behavioral health services. Each health center was awarded $1 million dollars per year for the next four years by SAMSHA - the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – to expand behavioral health services in their respective communities.

The funding allows Terry Reilly Health Services to expand behavioral health services in Canyon County and achieve the specialty designation as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). The goal is to increase access to mental health and substance use services, enhance community behavioral health crisis services, and better support individuals as they access care across health care systems.

“Terry Reilly Health Services has been committed to the delivery of behavioral health care for decades in Southwestern Idaho. We are excited to receive this award so we can strengthen our services in Canyon County and at the same time, partner with other health centers to advance care across the state.” says Heidi Hart, CEO of Terry Reilly Health Services. Hart adds, “We look forward to working with our state and local partners to advance the delivery of behavioral health services in Idaho.”

In addition to the federal awards, another $12 million (FY23) is allocated by state lawmakers supporting the creation of CCBHCs in Idaho. “With these specialty centers which include mobile crisis response and the new 9-8-8 system, the building blocks for a comprehensive support system in Idaho is in the making,” says Ross Edmunds, Administrator of Idaho’s Division of Behavioral Health.

The three other Idaho health centers receiving SAMHSA funds are CHAS Health which serves the Palouse region, Heritage Health in North Idaho, and Family Health Services with clinics in the Twin Falls area.

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