Behavioral Health Resources: Access & Capacity



Key barriers to receiving high-quality behavioral health services include lack of comprehensive health plan coverage with adequate providers in network; access to affordable care, in the least restrictive setting at the right time; and lack of a robust complete continuum of coordinated care in many communities.

The resources in this section offer examples of solutions to many of these challenges as well as ways members are innovating to adapt to the changing landscape of behavioral health care.



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