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
Provides evidence-based treatments for making meaningful behavior changes in youth with autism, fostering basic skills such as eye contact, listening and imitating, as well as complex skills such as reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective.
Youth under age 21 with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder made by a licensed physician or psychologist
Youth exhibits atypical or disruptive behavior that significantly interferes with daily life, or that poses a risk to the youth or others
Must be enrolled in a MassHealth managed care plan
Behavioral Health Community Partners (BHCPs) provide care management and coordination to meet the physical, behavioral and long-term care needs of MassHealth members, including individuals with disabilities, mental illness, substance use and co-occurring disorders.
Assistance with making appointments
Facilitation of referrals for in-home and community services as well as specialty care
Reminders about existing appointments
Education about chronic conditions
Connection to wellness programs
Attendance at discharge meetings or provider appointments
Provides outpatient behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and families in Westfield and neighboring communities. CCY staff work with individuals with a range of emotional and psychiatric concerns that may include depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, behavioral difficulties, parent-child conflict, adjustment problems (changes in family life or circumstances), ADHD or eating disorders.
Phone: (413) 568-1421
Fax: (413) 572-4104
Referrals can be made by parents, family members, pediatricians, neighborhood health centers, hospitals, childcare providers, or social service 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 email@example.com
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.
Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)/CSA
BHN is a contracted provider of MassHealth Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) services, available to MassHealth enrolled children and youth under the age of 21. These services include Intensive Care Coordination; In-Home Therapy; Family Support and Training; In-Home Behavioral Services; Therapeutic Mentoring; and Mobile Crisis Interventions.
The Child Guidance Clinic Outpatient program provides comprehensive mental health, educational, developmental, behavioral, and consultative services to children, adolescents, and their families in Springfield and surrounding communities. Our multidisciplinary staff offers a variety of culturally competent programs in our clinic, at numerous community sites, and in homes.
Family Support and Training (Children's Behavioral Health Initiative)
Family Partners work alongside parents and caregivers to assist and empower them to access care on behalf of their children. Family Partners are available to caregivers of youth enrolled in Intensive Care Coordination, Outpatient Therapy and In-Home Therapy.
Youth must be under the age of 21
Youth must have MassHealth (Standard or CommonHealth)
The hub provider (i.e. outpatient therapist, In-Home Therapy team or Intensive Care Coordination care planning team) must include a goal of the treatment or care plan that is likely to be achieved through the services of a Family Partner
In-Home Behavioral Services (Children's Behavioral Health Initiative)
The In-Home Behavioral Services team works with parents and caregivers to help them develop the skills they need to respond effectively to behavioral challenges.The goal of the program is to replace challenging behaviors with healthy, prosocial behavioral alternatives. Services involve 2-4 weekly visits by team members.
Youth under age 21
Participation in, and referral by, one of three designated “clinical hub” services including Intensive Care Coordination (ICC), In-Home Therapy, or Outpatient Therapy
Must have MassHealth (Standard or CommonHealth) with a Managed Care Organization (MCO) for behavioral health needs
A voluntary outreach service that coordinates multiple services and supports for youth with serious emotional or behavioral health needs. A Care Coordinator and Family Partner are assigned to work with each youth/family enrolled in the program.
Children and youth under 21 years old with a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)
The youth needs or currently has multiple services
Eligible youth must have MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth with a Managed Care Organization assigned
Juvenile Court Clinic (Forensic Mental Health Services)
BHN Forensic Mental Health Services include BHN Juvenile Court Clinics, which provide mental health expertise to the Courts in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties.
Services to Juvenile Courts
Evaluations of Child Requiring Assistance (CRA) cases
Evaluations of Delinquency cases (68a)
Specialized evaluations including Sexual Offender Risk Assessments and fire-setting evaluations
Expert witness testimony
Consultation to court personnel
Dually-Involved Youth (DIY) Services
Services are provided for youth involved in both the Court and child welfare systems. The Juvenile Court Clinic facilitates a multi-disciplinary meeting with families, the Department of Children and Families, Department of Youth Services, and court personnel to promote the development of enhanced cross-system practices that enable achievement of improved youth and family outcomes.
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).
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 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.