In Fiscal Year 2021, five community mental health centers (CMHC) across the state received funding to increase their rural and mobile crisis care services:

  • Cahaba Center for Mental Health
  • Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center
  • Southwest Alabama Behavioral Health Care Systems
  • WellStone Behavioral Health (Cullman)
  • West Alabama Mental Health Center

Also, two additional CMHC's were awarded funds in FY21 through federal ARPA and Block Grant awards:

  • South Central Mental Health Center
  • Spectracare Health

The goals for mobile crisis services are aligned with the overarching goals of crisis care, which are to reduce the burden on EDs/Hospitals, reduce the burden on Law Enforcement/Jails, and improve access for the “right care, right time, right place.” Each center will have a mobile crisis team as part of mobile crisis services. The community mental health centers may also include in their crisis services: a co-response with law enforcement and emergency medical personnel, crisis peer support, crisis case management, regional call centers, and respite options.