Monthly Community Mental Health Board Meeting

When: Monday, May 18, 2015

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Chicago Department of Public Health, Depaul Center
333 S. State Street, 2nd floor Board Room.

Agenda includes: Discussion of how to deal with shortage of psychiatric coverage; status of Medicaid network contracts; staffing; program activities; impact of proposed state budget cuts to mental health; impact of C4 closing on city services; nonprofit status.

Some options for psychiatry coverage proposed for discussion:
(1) Develop collaborations with private providers to provide on-site psychiatry services at mental health centers;
(2) Require clients with insurance to receive psychiatry services through their health plans, improving access for the uninsured who have fewer options;
(3) Tele-psychiatry.

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