Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG)

The MHBG is allocated from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide mental health treatment services to adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). Mercy Care receives funding as a pass through grant to ensure access to covered behavioral health services.

Funding targets the following populations:

  • Adults (18 and older) with a serious mental illness (SMI)
  • Children (17 and under) with a serious emotional disturbance (SED)
  • Individuals experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis (FEP)

 

Additional Guidance

Children’s Providers

  • A New Leaf
  • Arizona Youth and Family
  • Arizona’s Children Association
  • Black Family and Children Services
  • Chicanos Por La Causa
  • Child and Family Support Services
  • Community Connections
  • Devereux Foundation
  • Ebony House
  • EMPACT La Frontera
  • EpiCenter
  • Jewish Family and Children’s
  • Native American Connections
  • New Hope of AZ
  • Open Hearts
  • Rio Salado Behavioral Health
  • Southwest Behavioral Health
  • Southwest Network
  • Terros Health
  • Touchstone Behavioral Health
  • Valle del Sol
  • Valleywise First Episode Clinic (Formerly MIHS)
  • Resilient Health (Formerly PSA Behavioral Health)

Adult Providers – NTXIX SMI

  • Terros Health
  • Southwest Behavioral and Health Services

Adult Providers – NTXIX SMI Counseling  

  • Terros Health
  • Southwest Behavioral and Health Services
  • La Frontera EMPACT
  • Lifewell
  • Marc Community Resources
  • Resilient Health (Formerly PSA Behavioral Health)

Adult Providers – ACT NTXIX SMI Counseling

  • Chicanos Por La Causa
  • Community Bridges
  • La Frontera EMPACT
  • Lifewell
  • Partners in Recovery
  • Southwest Network
  • Terros Health
  • Valleywise (Formerly MIHS)

First Episode Psychosis (FEP)

First Episode Psychosis (FEP) refers to a person experiencing psychosis for the first time. Psychosis can differ from person to person. Some common symptoms include:

  • Having thoughts or belief that are unusual or bizarre
  • Hearing or seeing things that others around you don’t
  • Feelings of someone watching you or being watched
  • A change in personality
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Isolating yourself from others

If you or someone you know may be experiencing some or all of these symptoms, it's important to get help early.

Research indicates that early treatment can help to slow down or stop the symptoms of psychosis and improve recovery. 

You can call Mercy Care Member Services at 602-586-1841, toll free at 1-800-564-5465 or TTY/TDD: 711 to get connected to care. Representative are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Valleywise First Episode Clinic (Formerly MIHS)

623-344-6860

950 E Van Buren St.
Avondale, AZ 85323

After Hours: 480-341-7073

https://valleywisehealth.org/services/behavioral-health/adolescent-and-young-adult-psychosis/

 

 

Resilient Health (Formerly PSA Epicenter)

1415 N 1st St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

602-595-5447

https://www.resilienthealthaz.org/