Bluebonnet Trails and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)

Expanding Access to Care

Since our establishment in 1997, Bluebonnet Trails Community Services has grown, serving over 24,000 Central Texans in 32 counties.  Following an intensive and comprehensive readiness assessment, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission designated Bluebonnet Trails Community Services as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) during September 2016. With the goal of expanding access to quality, critical specialty healthcare, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognized the center during September 2018 as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic. This recognition carried a generous grant award supporting integrated medical and mental healthcare and expansion of substance addiction treatment.

Immediately following the federal recognition, our CCBHC status allowed us to apply for further expansion of specialty care in partnership with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).  A five-year grant was awarded to HHSC and the center during November 2018 for the purpose of promoting integrated primary and behavioral healthcare (PIPBHC) in Bastrop and Caldwell Counties.

We celebrate our extraordinary Team and work alongside our valued partners strengthening healthy and fulfilled lives in our communities.

 

Care Coordination video

 

What will change now that the Center is a CCBHC?

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services will continue to offer our longstanding array of services including early childhood intervention, mental health services, substance use treatment, intellectual and Bluebonnet Trails Community Services will continue to offer our longstanding array of services including early childhood intervention, mental health services, substance use treatment, intellectual and developmental disability services, autism treatment and primary healthcare. Through the CCBHC designation and grant awards, we are strengthening and expanding our service array through nine core services: developmental disability services, autism treatment and primary healthcare.  Through the CCBHC designation and grant awards, we are strengthening and expanding our service array through nine core services:

  1. Crisis mental health and addiction services
  2. Screening, assessment and diagnosis, including risk assessment
  3. Person and Family-centered treatment planning
  4. Direct provision of outpatient mental health and substance use services
  5. Outpatient primary care screening and monitoring of key health indicators and health risk
  6. Targeted case management
  7. Psychiatric rehabilitation services
  8. Peer support and counselor services and family supports
  9. Intensive, community-based mental health care for members of the armed forces and veterans, particularly those in rural areas.