Health Care Issues

Behavioral Health

Hospitals serve persons with mental health and addiction disorders through specialized facilities and programs as well as in acute, general care settings. To support their commitment to improving the mental health of their patients and communities, we provide advocacy, education and technical assistance in a variety of relevant areas, such as:

  • Organization, financing and regulation of mental health and addictions services
  • Legislation relevant to provider issues and patients
  • Develop policy on quality of care, delivery system and access to care

General Information

Concealed Carry Law Resources

Note: The outpatient mental health facility reporting function on DHS' website will not be active until sometime in March; however, the clinician reporting mechanism is operational.

Behavioral Health Categories

IHA Contact

MaryLynn Clarke

217.541.1154