Since 1967, the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC) has served as the statewide membership association for Colorado’s network of community behavioral health providers. CBHC members are the backbone of Colorado’s behavioral health safety net. They serve Coloradans in every county across the state with community-based services that promote well-being and good health across populations, and that are tailored to the unique needs of each community.
CBHC members include:
16 Community Mental Health Centers
Community mental health centers (CMHCs) provide a wide variety of services to Coloradans living with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. CMHCs partner with the state to deliver behavioral health services.
3 Managed Service Organizations
Managed service organizations (MSOs) manage provider networks that deliver the full continuum of substance use disorder services to Coloradans living with addiction.
2 Specialty Clinics
The Asian Pacific Development Center and Servicios de La Raza provide culturally informed services.
Meet our Community Mental Health Centers
The 16 community mental health centers (CMHCs) in CBHC's membership provide a comprehensive continuum of evidence-based, culturally responsive services in partnership with a range of community organizations. In 2021, they served a total of 205,566 individuals.
These centers, as well as two specialty clinics within the CBHC membership, offer a wide range of treatment and community services, including, but not limited to:
- Outpatient counseling and psychiatric services
- Crisis and emergency services
- Case management and connection to care
- Detox treatment centers
- Child, youth, and family services
- Housing support
- Vocational services
- Well-being promotion
- Community organizing
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The CMHCs also work closely with the law enforcement, judicial, education, and public health systems to ensure access to care for anyone living with a mental health or substance use disorder. Through education, referrals, and linkages with schools, public agencies, businesses, and other non-profit organizations, the CMHCs ensure that effective, high-quality behavioral health services are accessible to all Coloradans across the state. CMHCs hold the value that all individuals deserve access to necessary services where they live, work, and grow.
Meet our Managed Services Organizations
Colorado’s Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) has established seven service areas for substance use disorder treatment in different geographical regions of the state. Presently, Colorado contracts with four managed service organizations (MSOs) who subcontract with over 80 community-based providers at hundreds of locations across the state to ensure that a full continuum of quality substance abuse services are available.
MSO services include, but are not limited to:
- Outpatient treatment
- Day treatment
- Residential treatment
- Psychiatric care (including Medication Assisted Treatment or MAT)
- Specialized treatment services
To ensure quality care, each MSO monitors the providers in their networks for clinical quality improvement.
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Visit the MSO websites to find substance use disorder treatment providers in your area.
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