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Department of Mental Health Accepts Applications for Certification for Community-Based Children Service and Rehabilitation/Day Service

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Department of Mental Health Accepts Applications for Certification for Community-Based Children Service and Rehabilitation/Day Service

Moratorium on other services remains in effect

 Washington, DC –The Department of Mental Health is now accepting applications from mental health providers for certification to provide the Community-based Intervention Level I, Multisystemic Therapy service for children and youth as well as rehabilitation/day service. Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2013. 

The moratorium on certification of new providers for all other services effective August 18, 2012 remains in effect. 

Through a rigorous review process, the Department since 2002 has certified 37 mental health providers who serve more than 22,000 eligible residents. The majority of enrollees are Medicaid or Medicare recipients.

Questions regarding certification can be directed to Atiya Frame-Shamblee, Deputy Director of Accountability, at Atiya.Frame@dc.gov or (202) 671-2245.

The Department of Mental Health offers a wide range of prevention and treatment services for children and adults in community based clinics across the District. Mobile emergency crisis teams also provide on-site treatment for adults and children experiencing a psychiatric or emotional crisis.

To access mental health services, a District resident can call the Access Helpline at 1-888-793-4357 seven days a week to talk to a mental health counselor or contact a provider directly from the list of certified providers at http://www.dmh.dc.gov/providers.