Office of Behavioral Health Safety Net
In an effort to help Tennesseans with serious mental illness who poor and uninsured, TDMH has worked with community mental health agencies across the state to provide key mental health services. This is a limited set of mental health services, but evidence shows that these services are the core, vital services that people with serious mental illness must retain to continue leading functional, productive lives.
TDMH encourages Tennesseans with severe mental illness who are poor and uninsured to register with a participating community mental health agency in order to begin receiving key services including assessment, evaluation, diagnostic, therapeutic intervention, case management, psychiatric medication management, labs related to medication management, and pharmacy assistance and coordination.
What are the eligibility criteria for Behavioral Health Safety Net of TN assistance?
* These criteria not applicable to members of the Daniels class; from the lawsuit Daniels v. Goetz, Case No. 3:79-cv-03107, US District Court, Middle District of Tennessee or members of the Mental Health Safety Net known as Clinical Therapeutics and Recovery (CTR).
For information on pharmacy assistance visit Cover Rx and Cover TN at: http://www.covertn.gov/web/cover_rx.html.
For clients in need of housing services visit: http://www.tnhousingsearch.org/
SOAR info: http://www.prainc.com/SOAR/about/
For Employment assistance, visit: http://tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/cc/ccpartners.htm.
For consumer peer support, see listing of peer support centers at: http://tn.gov/mental/recovery/PSCenters.html.
For general inquiries of a consumer advocacy nature, please contact the TDMH Office of Consumer Affairs at: http://tennessee.gov/mental/recovery/oca1.html.
If you need to confirm a client's TennCare status please call TPAL at: 1-800-758-1638.
For general inquiries about all other available resources, please contact the local county DHS office; a listing of local DHS offices can be found at: http://www.tennessee.gov/humanserv/st_map.html.
To find out what services your client might qualify for, visit: http://www.earnbenefits.org/