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Regulatory Updates

Effective January 1, 2019 new mental health and substance use services are available with NYS Children’s Medicaid or Managed Care plan. 

What are the services? 

Therapy Services (Other Licensed Practitioner) 

  • Assessments for mental health and/or substance use needs
  • Identify strengths and abilities through individual and group therapies
  • Get individual, group, or family therapy where you are most comfortable 

Rehabilitation Services (Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Community Psychiatric Supports & Treatment) 

  • Learn to incorporate therapy goals into everyday life and receive extra support managing medication
  • Build relationships and communicate better with family, friends and others
  • Learn self-care, and use coping skills to manage emotions 

Family Peer Support Services (Anticipated to Begin July 2019) 

  • Get support if you are raising youth with mental health and/ or substance use challenges
  • Provided by a Credentialed Family Peer Advocate/Certified Recovery Peer Advocate who has similar experiences
  • Get support and assistance with:
    • Locating information and resources available to meet the youth/family’s needs
    • Making informed decisions
    • Building and strengthening natural supports and resources 

Who can get these services? 

Children and Youth (under age 21) who are covered by Medicaid and have mental health and/or substance use needs can get Children and Family Treatment and Support Services at no additional cost.

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December 2018