Opioid Recovery Support Services
In response to the opioid crisis and declaration of a public health emergency, Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare (OBHC) has been awarded a grant from the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to assist individuals with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). The funds were awarded as part of a larger grant issued to the HCA by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
OBHC has employed a Recovery Care Manager (RCM) to develop and manage a recovery care plan for individuals seeking assistance with their recovery from an OUD. This staff person will provide support and guidance and work with individuals on eliminating barriers to their recovery. The RCM will provide peer counseling, crisis management, support to families and ongoing monitoring of progress toward goals with eventual plan of discharge from the program. Funds are available to assist with child care, work clothing, dental care, vehicle repairs and other identified needs if it is a barrier to the success of their recovery care plan.
To be eligible to receive services, an individual must have a diagnosis of OUD or a demonstrated history opioid overdose problems. OBHC has partnered with Family Health Centers and New Start Clinics to help identify individuals who may benefit from this program and it is not a requirement that they be clients of OBHC.
OBHC is excited about this program and the hope it will provide for our community. If you would like more information about accessing these services, please contact Mindy McCoy at 509.826.6191.