In response to the opioid crisis and declaration of a public health emergency, Okanogan Behavioral Health Care (OBHC) has been awarded a grant from the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to assist individuals with an opioid use disorder, according to an OBHC press release.
The funds were awarded as part of a larger grant issued to the HCA by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
OBHC has employed a recovery care manager to develop and manage a plan for individuals seeking assistance with their recovery from an opioid use disorder, the press release said. The manager will also provide peer counseling, crisis management, support to families and ongoing monitoring of progress with the goal 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 a recovery care plan.
To be eligible to receive services, an individual must have a diagnosis of opioid use disorder or a demonstrated history of opioid overdose problems. OBHC has partnered with Family Health Centers and New Start Clinics to help identify individuals who may benefit from the program, and it is not a requirement that they be clients of OBHC. For more information, contact Mindy McCoy at (509) 826-6191.