Texas Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

Congress established the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) through Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which authorized demonstration grants in states to improve community behavioral health services. CCBHCs:

  • Treat the whole person through access to integrated, evidence-based mental health and substance use services, and primary care screenings;
  • Meet stringent criteria regarding timeliness of access, quality reporting, staffing, and coordination with social services, criminal justice, and education systems; and
  • Create federal grant and state Medicaid funding opportunities for CCBHC providers.

The CCBHC model integrates primary care screenings and substance use disorder care into mental health care settings clinically, financially, and administratively, with the goal of improving overall health outcomes.

The CCBHC model is comprised of the following services:

  • Crisis mental health services, including 24-hour mobile crisis teams, emergency crisis intervention, and crisis stabilization
  • Screening, assessment, and diagnosis, including risk management
  • Patient-centered treatment planning
  • Comprehensive outpatient mental health and substance use services
  • Outpatient primary care screening and monitoring of key health indicators and health risk
  • Targeted-case management
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation services, defined in Texas as mental health rehabilitation
  • Development of comprehensive community recovery supports, including peer support, counseling services, and family support services

CCBHCs must deliver services to members of the armed services and veterans.

Texas CCBHC Initiative

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) launched the Texas Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (T-CCBHC) initiative in 2016. The T-CCBHC initiative aligns the goals of CCBHCs within the current Medicaid and behavioral health environment in Texas and demonstrates a commitment to using CCBHCs as a best practice for service delivery in behavioral health settings. The T-CCBHC model is based on federal principles with specific features designed to meet the needs of Texas' delivery system.

As of July 2022, all Texas counties are served by at least one T-CCBHC. All local mental health authorities and local behavioral health authorities are certified as T-CCBHCs, in addition to a few other provider types.

Note: As of November 2022, HHSC has paused initial T-CCBHC certification. Applications will not be accepted until further notice.

Rule

26 Texas Administration Code 306, Subchapter C Texas Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

Certified Providers

ACCESS
Certification Expiration: March 2025

Andrews Center
Certification Expiration: September 2023

Authority of Brazos Valley
Certification Expiration: April 2025

Betty Hardwick Center
Certification Expiration: May 2023

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services
Certification Expiration: April 2023

Border Region
Certification Expiration: December 2024

Burke
Certification Expiration: March 2023

Camino Real Community Services
Certification Expiration: January 2024

The Center for Health Care Services
Certification Expiration: December 2022

Center for Life Resources
Certification Expiration: September 2024

Central Counties Services
Certification Expiration: May 2024

Central Plains Center
Certification Expiration: April 2025

Coastal Plains Community Center
Certification Expiration: April 2025

Community Healthcore
Certification Expiration: October 2025

Concho Valley Center
Certification Expiration: April 2025

Denton County MHMR
Certification Expiration: August 2024

Emergence Health Network
Certification Expiration: March 2023

Gulf Bend Center
Certification Expiration: January 2024

Gulf Coast Center
Certification Expiration: October 2024

Harris Center
Certification Expiration: July 2025

Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network
Certification Expiration: February 2024

Helen Farabee Centers
Certification Expiration: February 2023

Hill Country MHDD Centers
Certification Expiration: January 2025

Integral Care
Certification Expiration: April 2023

Lakes Regional Community Center
Certification Expiration: December 2023

LifePath Systems
Certification Expiration: November 2023

Metrocare
Certification Expiration: October 2023

MHMR of Tarrant County
Certification Expiration: February 2023

The Montrose Center
Certification Expiration: December 2025

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority
Certification Expiration: July 2025

Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities
Certification Expiration: March 2025

Pecan Valley Centers
Certification Expiration: August 2023

PermiaCare
Certification Expiration: July 2023

PILLAR
Certification Expiration: October 2025

SCAN
Certification Expiration: October 2025

Spindletop Center
Certification Expiration: February 2025

StarCare Specialty Health System
Certification Expiration: May 2023

Texana Center
Certification Expiration: May 2025

Texas Panhandle Centers
Certification Expiration: March 2025

Texoma Community Center
Certification Expiration: June 2023

Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare
Certification Expiration: March 2024

Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
Certification Expiration: March 2023

West Texas Centers
Certification Expiration: September 2023