© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Michigan moves to fund mental health like physical health

mental health building
Clinton Eaton Ingham Community Mental Health

Starting this month, 13 mental health and addiction clinics across Michigan will receive the same Medicaid funding as any other health center.

That's in an effort to help bridge the stigmatic and funding divide between mental and physical health.

The selected Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics meet high standards of care for those in need of mental health and addiction services.

They will now be fully reimbursed by Medicaid. That is the same as other health care services and instead of relying on grants to supplement costs.

News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.