More children and teenagers in New York State will have access to mental health services.
New York State announced the first of six new community-based services for children, youth, and families enrolled in Medicaid. State officials say the new services will help end the stigma of mental health by providing timely access to mental health care in places where families are comfortable, including in the home, schools, and other places in the community.
The three new services were launched on January 1. They are called "Other Licensed Practitioner," "Psychosocial Rehabilitation," and "Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment." Through these services, family will receive therapeutic and rehabilitation support services.
Any child under the age of 21, who is Medicaid-eligible and has an identified behavioral health need can access the new service.
You can find out more about the services by clicking here.