Behavioral Health Coronavirus Resources

 

FEDERAL UPDATES


National Council of Community Behavioral Healthcare COVID-19 Resource Webpage

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service COVID-19 Resource Page

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration COVID-19 Resource Page 

 

STATE UPDATES


DHCS RESOURCES

 

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OVERSIGHT & ACCOUNTABILITY COMMISSION

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGED HEALTHCARE (DMHC)
CALIFORNIA SURGEON GENERAL'S OFFICE
DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Director of Department of Consumer Affairs Waives Licensing Requirements to Help During COVID-19 Pandemic (March 31, 2020)

BOARD OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
        Official Statement on COVID-19 

 

ALLIANCE ADVOCACY


MHSOAC Coalition Letter to the Governor and Legislative Leaders
 (May 12, 2020)

Coalition MHSA Guiding Principles (April 21, 2020)

Behavioral Health Coalition Support for $100 Million (April 16, 2020)

FAQs on Medi-Cal Contract Adjustments During COVID-19 (April 13, 2020)

California Alliance, County Behavioral Health Directors Association, California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies Joint Letter of Advocacy: Funding Request Proposal

California Alliance, County Behavioral Health Directors Association, California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies Joint Letter of Advocacy: County and Community Based Organizations Request COVID-19 Relief Funding to Ensure Critical Behavioral Health Safety Net Infrastructure 

California Alliance, California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, Mental Health America of California, Steinberg Institute: Request that the Administration Waive Existing Physician-Supervision Requirement of NPS to increase Medical Workforce

California Alliance & CCCBHA: Request for Executive Order to Temporarily Waive Licensure Requirements for Non-Licensed Essential Behavioral Healthcare Workforce

California Alliance & California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies Joint Letter of Advocacy to DHCS: Urgent Action to Stabilize Safety Net Services (Issued March 16, 2020)

Coalition Letter Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

DCA Nurse Practitioners Waiver Request Joint Request: Read the full letter

 

LOCAL ADVOCACY RESOURCES


Behavioral Health Action Tracker
 (Updated May 14, 2020)

Alameda County: Urgent Action to Stabilize Safety Net Behavioral Health Services (Issued March 17, 2020)

Alameda County: Advance Payment for Services in March and April (Issued March 25, 2020)

City & County of San Francisco: Continuity of Payment for Nonprofit Suppliers in the Event of COVID-19 Related Disruptions (Issued March 11, 2020)

City & County of San Francisco: Expanded Mental Health Resources for First Responders and All Health Care Employees(April 8, 2020)

Contra Costa County: Process for Provider Payments (April 28, 2020)

Los Angeles County: Letter to Providers Ensuring the County Will Continue to Provide Mental Services (Issued on March 19, 2020)

Monterey County: Board of Supervisors Statement (March 31, 2020)

Nevada County Guidance: COVID-19 Provider Payments (March 27, 2020)

Orange County: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Communication (March 25, 2020)  

Riverside County: COVID-19 Guidance for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Providers

Sacramento County: COVID-19 Provider Payments (March 25, 2020)

San Bernardino County: COVID-19 Resource Hub

San Joaquin County: Children’s Home of Stockton Contract Amended (May 2020)

Santa Clara: Memo to Contract Providers during COVID-19 (April 21, 2020)

Santa Clara: Supplemental Spreadsheet to Calculate Bridge Payment (April 21, 2020)

Santa Clara County: Uplift Family Services Letter to Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (April 8, 2020)

Santa Clara County: Nonprofit Support (March 24, 2020)

Ventura County: Provider Payments (April 7, 2020)

Ventura County/ Casa Pacifica: Letter to Ventura County Behavioral Health Department Urging Contract Flexibility(Issued on March 17, 2020)