Bridges Achieves Certified Behavioral Health Clinic Recognition

Bridges Healthcare, Inc. has received recognition as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) from the Federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The CCBHC recognition asserts that Bridges provides quality behavioral health care services, and expanded access to services through a number of new programs including 24/7 crisis response, Assertive Community Treatment, and behavioral health services for adults and children in our newly opened office at 98 Elm Street, West Haven. Bridges will also offer a mobile primary health care clinic to provide health screenings and services to adults in neighborhoods throughout the community. The mobile unit is scheduled to begin service in September, 2021.

As a CCBHC, Bridges will continue to deliver and enhance its substance use treatment and mental health services for all ages. The certification demands that Bridges meet added rigorous quality standards that include coordination of care, person and family centered treatment planning, licensed, certified professional staff with ongoing training and supervision, and quality program outcome measures that are supported by data.

According to CCBHC Project Director, Debra Gannon, M.A., M.S., LPC, NCC, "CCBHC brings major benefits to Bridges' clients, as well as to the communities we serve. Expanded access to services provides critical 24/7 crisis response, plus affordable, professionally coordinated, comprehensive and timely treatment for individuals with a range of health and mental health disorders. Services are evidenced-based to offer better results and outcomes for clients."

"Bridges Healthcare is proud of achieving the CCBHC recognition and is excited to offer the expanded services for our clients," said President and CEO, Jennifer Fiorillo, MPH, MBA. "We are pleased to offer these services at our new clinical offices in West Haven, and look forward to meeting and assisting many new clients in that community."

To schedule an appointment or for more information contact Bridges Healthcare at 203-878-6365.

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