As MA continues to be impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) the health and safety of Behavioral Health Network (BHN) employees and individuals served remains our top priority. As a healthcare provider we are taking all steps necessary to ensure our essential services continue to be available to those who need them.
To contribute to community health and safety, BHN has adopted social distance recommendations provided by public health officials. Where feasible, staff will work remotely and individuals will be served via remote technologies. In addition, BHN has increased its worksite disinfection protocols to reduce exposure to the virus.
A Department of Mental Health program that helps individuals with mental health issues recover by providing clinical and rehabilitative interventions and other services, including peer, family and housing support.
Adult Court Clinic (Forensic Mental Health Services)
Provides court-ordered mental health and substance use evaluations, including competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, aid in sentencing, and civil commitments for mental illness (Section 12e) and substance abuse (Section 35).
Services to District and Superior Courts
Competency to stand trial evaluations
Criminal responsibility evaluations
Aid in sentencing evaluations
Probationers’ need for treatment
Evaluations for civil commitment of a mentally ill person
Consultation and training to courts and probation departments
Expert witness testimony
Liaison between the criminal justice system and the mental health system, including public and private hospitals and community agencies
A short-term program designed to help adults with mental health or substance use challenges live independently in the community. CSP serves adults who have recently been in or who are at risk for psychiatric hospitalization or admission to detox.
Staff assist individuals with accessing community resources, including:
*CSP can provide short-term transportation assistance to professional appointments while long-term transportation services are being secured via outside providers.
Adults, 18 and older
Recent admission to, or at risk for inpatient behavioral health or detox facility
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)
CCBHC provides a comprehensive collection of services designed to meet the needs of people of all ages to help bridge and create access to services, stabilize people in crisis and provide necessary behavioral health treatment.
BHN can help individuals access quality services, including:
Outpatient Therapy and Prescribing
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders
Crisis Assessment and Stabilization
Screening and Monitoring of your Health Status
Care Management, Skill Building, and Health Education
Peer and Family Support Services
Assistance with Education and Employment Opportunities
Care Coordination Services for Children
Questions about accessing services? Call BHN’s Care Management Department at (413) 272-0715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Outpatient clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities as well as support and consultation for their teams. This involves individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy and case consultation in a variety of settings.
CSP for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness (CSPECH)
CSPECH serves individuals with a diagnosed mental health disorder who have been without stable housing for a significant period of time. CSPECH provides non-clinical support services to adults who have experienced chronic homelessness and are now entering into a Housing First placement.
The goal of CSPECH is to provide community-based support to increase housing stability and prevent avoidable hospitalizations. Staff assist individuals with accessing community resources, including transportation services, food pantries, day programs, public entitlements, and therapeutic services.
Individuals must have MA Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) insurance and meet admission criteria
Day Treatment assists individuals with psychiatric disorders and provides structured, goal-oriented groups focused on improving an individual’s ability to function in the community and to establish and maintain stable, interpersonal relationships to manage their symptoms. Treatment may also assist with vocational, educational and other recovery-focused interests.
The program operates 6 hours per day, 5 days per week.
Adults, 18 years and older
Those who have substantial function limitations in at least two of the following areas: emotional stability; vocational/educational productivity; social relations; and self-care
Those who remain unstable after hospitalization or who have not improved sufficiently with traditional outpatient services
Those who may suffer from addiction in combination with a mental illness
BHN staff offers support for individuals after an upsetting or violent event with a partner, either over the phone or in person. BHN provides assistance with how to plan for your safety, how to exercise your rights and how to work with the police or court systems.
All survivor services are provided free of charge.
Provides hourly supports to adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities living on their own in the community. The ultimate goal is to help an individual live on their own safely and be as productive in the community as their skills allow them to be.
The Liberty Street Clinic at Behavioral Health Network offers mental health and substance abuse outpatient treatment to adults using individual, group, and family/couple modalities. At the Liberty Street Clinic, we aim to help people achieve and maintain optimal real world functioning and assistance in pursuing life goals and improving interpersonal relationships.
Mount Tom Center for Mental Health and recovery is a community-based outpatient mental health and substance abuse program providing on-site and outreach services in the following areas: child and adolescent, adult (general referrals and program based), developmentally delayed/mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis (SA/MH).
Mt. Tom Mental Health Center (Community Support Program)
The Community Support Program (CSP) is a short-term program designed to help adults with mental health or substance use challenges to live independently in the community. BHN CSP serves adults who have recently been in or who are at risk for psychiatric hospitalization or admission to detox.
One Care provides team-based, comprehensive medical and behavioral health care management and coordination services to members with chronic medical problems, intellectual disabilities, behavioral health issues, and substance use disorders.
Adults, ages 21 – 64
Must have Commonwealth Care Alliance insurance
Receive services from BHN or Holyoke Health Center
Residents of Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire Counties
A self-advocacy group for individuals with disabilities. Weekly meetings are held every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a social gathering beginning at 6 p.m. at Florence Congregational Church. Meetings consist of educational programs to assist members to become more independent and self-reliant and include discussion of current events as well as individual rights and personal responsibilities; and social activities.
A comprehensive service model for individuals with a serious illness who have current criminal justice involvement or a history of repetitive criminal justice involvement who may benefit from intensive coordinated services.
An effective treatment experience for individuals at high risk for mental health hospitalization or stepping down from a more intensive program through intensive group therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skill building, symptom management and recovery planning.
PHP operates 5 hours per day, 5 days per week for 2-5 weeks.
The Planned Approach To Community Health (PATCH) program provides planning and assistance to individuals seeking access to essentials such as food, housing, and health care, as well as addiction treatment, domestic violence services, continuing education, and career guidance
A part of BHN’s Integration program, Primary Care Behavioral Health has the goal of integrating behavioral health services to improve the health outcomes of the individuals we serve. PCBH provides targeted, flexible behavioral health support in the primary care setting through treatment that is person-centered, evidence-informed, and focused on collaborate goal-setting.
A Massachusetts Department of Public Health-certified 40-week program for men who are working to create safe and respectful intimate partner relationships. BHN provides an initial intake assessment and offers weekly groups in Athol, Belchertown, Greenfield, Northampton, Springfield and Ware.
Intensive Outpatient Program (Structured Outpatient Addiction Program)
A short-term substance use disorder program for individuals who need outpatient therapy more than once a week. Treatment consists of daily group sessions as well as working with a counselor who specializes in addiction. The program takes referrals from acute treatment/detoxification services and other substance abuse providers.
Adults, 18 years and older who need help with addiction
Those with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
Individuals on Medication Assisted Treatment (Suboxone, Methadone, Vivitrol)
The program operates Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with daily sessions of 3-4 hours for up to 30 days.
The Living Room, a bright, open space located at BHN’s main campus in Springfield, is for those coping with a behavioral health issue where peers are available to meet with guests of the program. Often, The Living Room provides a safe space, allowing for someone in crisis to connect with peers, avoiding the emergency room or hospitalization. The concept is to connect those in crisis with those who have been down a similar path and have an intimate understanding of what the struggle is like.
The Living Room is a recovery model that draws from a strength-based approach and enlists the values of hope, peer-to-peer support, empowerment of guests and transparency.
The Living Room is provided at no cost and is open to walk-ins daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and those needing more assistance are screened by a Living Room supervisor and may stay the night.