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Posted on: March 30, 2019

Announcing millage-funded countywide service expansion

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On May 1, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH) will extend services and service-navigation assistance to all county residents who are unable to secure community-based mental health and substance use services, regardless of their insurance type, location, or ability to pay for services. In the interim, WCCMH is accepting referrals from front-line crisis response and stabilization providers—including Michigan Medicine, Packard Health, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, and others—that are experiencing capacity challenges. 

What’s changing? Over the past several years, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health has provided 24/7 crisis response and stabilization services to all residents, but due to funding constraints, WCCMH was only able to offer ongoing treatment services to residents with Medicaid coverage. 

With funding from the Washtenaw County Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, WCCMH will be able to offer a broad range of treatment services—including individual and group counseling, medication prescription and management services, peer support services, substance use recovery and support services, and veteran support services—to any county resident who is unable to find a community provider that can provide treatment in a timely manner. These individuals will continue to be served by WCCMH until they can be referred to appropriate community partners and providers. 

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