WestCare Receives Certification by the State of Nevada to Operate Two Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

WestCare Nevada recently began operating two Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) in Reno and Las Vegas. The clinics provide a comprehensive range of person-centered and trauma-informed mental health and substance use disorder services for all ages regardless of their ability to pay.

“To truly uplift the human spirit, we need to provide everyone we serve with a comprehensive system of care that addresses all the barriers to living a healthy life,” said Kathy Paxton, senior vice president of WestCare. “The CCBHC supports that system by increasing access to care through the expansion of clinic hours during evenings and weekends, employing additional dedicated and knowledgeable staff, and partnering with other community agencies to provide a holistic approach to care.”

WestCare Nevada’s CCBHC’s provides a variety of services, including crisis mental health services (24-hour mobile crisis teams, intervention and crisis stabilization); screenings, assessments and diagnosis; person-centered treatment planning; outpatient services for mental health and substance use disorders; outpatient primary care screening and monitoring; case management; psychiatric rehabilitation; peer and family support and services for veterans. With invaluable technical assistance from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, the entire WestCare Nevada team has worked hard to achieve this important designation.

About WestCare   

A subsidiary of WestCare Foundation, WestCare Nevada was founded in 1973 in Las Vegas with the goal of “uplifting the human spirit.” WestCare Nevada provides a broad spectrum of behavioral health and human services programs for preventing and treating substance use and mental health disorders for all ages; intervening with domestic violence and sexual assault victims; helping veterans and individuals involved in the criminal justice system re-enter communities, ending homelessness as well as providing HIV/AIDS education and Outreach. WestCare continues to grow and expand operations across the United states and into other parts of the world where substance use and mental health disorders impact families and communities.  The organization currently operates services in 19 States, three U.S. unincorporated territories, including Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix) as well as the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the Republic of Palau. For more information, visit westcare.com or contact WestCare Nevada’s Communications Director Robert Vickrey at robert.vickrey@westcare.com.