AltaPointe Receives Grant to Support Enhanced Mental Health and Treatment of Drug Use



AltaPointe press release

Mobil, AL (July 14, 2021) – The Drug Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) awarded AltaPointe Health a grant this week that enables the health organization to implement the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model for nursing.

With this new funding, AltaPointe has the opportunity to improve its service delivery by adding primary care to its full range of mental health, substance use and crisis services.

The CCBHC model guarantees access to 24/7/365 crisis care; Nursing coordination with hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and schools; and access to quality services, including drug treatment, to help stop the overdose crisis.

“AltaPointe is proud to partner with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing to improve access to holistic care and accelerate assessment and treatment in our community,” said Tuerk Schlesinger, CEO of AltaPointe Health. “This funding opens up new opportunities for our providers to deliver positive mental and physical health outcomes to the patients we care for today and in the years to come.”

AltaPointe joins 430 provider organizations across the country using the CCBHC model to better serve their community’s needs.

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