Canvas Health is pleased to announce its status as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC). This certification was authorized through the Minnesota Department of Human Services on Feb. 4, 2022.
With this certification, Canvas Health will expand on many of the services that it is already providing, serving as a one-stop shop for mental health, substance abuse treatment, and other health care services in the community. The CCBHC model ensures access to 24/7/365 crisis care, ARMHS services, care for military personnel and veterans, care coordination with hospitals, law enforcement, and schools as well as access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), among other capabilities.
“CCBHC gives Canvas Health the financial and operational backing to more fully carry out community mental health care the way it was intended when John F. Kennedy signed the Community Mental Health Act in 1963. Though Canvas Health has always served our community in the spirit of that Act, which is helping vulnerable individuals and their families receive coordinated care, we will now be in the exciting position of expanding, increasing access, and improving those services,” said Matt Eastwood, Canvas Health CEO.
Canvas Health is now one of 13 CCBHCs in Minnesota, and is authorized to provide CCBHC services to individuals on Medicaid in Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Scott, and Washington counties.
Canvas Health is currently hiring for multiple positions supporting CCBHC services including an adolescent psychiatrist, adult psychiatrist, ARMHS supervisor, and care coordinator. Those interested in those positions and other clinical positions at Canvas Health are encouraged to apply at CanvasHealth.org/Careers.